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Its getting chilly outside so it time to “MOVE THE PAINT” as Nobody wants Frozen paint.
The Days and especially nights are getting colder and soon we will be experiencing a first freeze of the season.
In general, if latex paint freezes once, it is NO LONGER usable to paint. if you open the lid you might see something that resembles cottage cheese. Cottage Cheese should not be used to paint with.
If you have paint in the following areas that are not heated:
- under porch
or places where it is heated but are sitting directing on the floor:
- garage (remove from floor)
- cellar (place on shelve or place wood on floor and cans on top)
Oil paints are a little tougher than latex paint and in some cases can withstand a lower temperature but can not freeze. So it is time to “MOVE THAT PAINT”
If the paint does freeze it will have to be disposed of properly.
The first option is adding kitty litter or a product called Rock Hard which is sold at local home centers and then stirring it thru the paint and leave the cover off and in time it will dry hard.
When the latex paint is hard it can be left out in the trash and it is safe for the local trash pickup to take with the other trash.