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    How long does paint last unopened?

    Painters & Decorators

    How long do different types of paint products last when unopened?

    Asked by Kelly on 30th Jun 2022
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    Chris Day Gardening, Painting & Decorating services

    "Ten years water based paint and up to fifteen years oil based paints if the conditions such as storage in an ambient conditions away from frost."

    Answered on 30th Jun 2022 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
    James Burgoyne

    "Unopen paint as long as it's stored in a dry warm place can last months

    If tin is left open it'll skin up and ruined through a period of a small time frame"

    Answered on 30th Jun 2022 - Member since May 2022 - report
    Doljencu

    "Depends of the type of paint you are using.dont leave quick drying paint opened a long time."

    Answered on 4th Jul 2022 - Member since Apr 2019 - report
    Lee Handy

    "It can last gloss it can last 5 years or more.
    The water base 1 year after can smell a bit bad, that point just don't use it...
    The small will stay up to a week"

    Answered on 5th Jul 2022 - Member since Jul 2022 - report
    abc decorators

    "Not long before it skins up on top then gradually over time the whole tin will skin up"

    Answered on 5th Jul 2022 - Member since Apr 2019 - report
    BB GIANTS LIMITED

    "As long as it’s not been open it should last for a very long time. Over couple of years"

    Answered on 2nd Jul 2022 - Member since Dec 2021 - report
    Vince jackson trades

    "Lewis and Wood wallpaper is an excellent choice for quality wallpaper"

    Answered on 5th Jul 2022 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
    MHD PAINTCRAFT

    "Depends on storage if its kept cool and out of sunlight itll last several years but will need a good mix up before using , ive used decades old paint but it had been unopened in a cellar and was superior to todays paints once the lids been off especially oil based needs using within months really"

    Answered on 5th Jul 2022 - Member since Jan 2019 - report
    AD&DB Painting & Decorating

    "Hi! In my experience maximum 3 years from the date the product has been produced.After 3 years the product is not the same quality .."

    Answered on 30th Jun 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
    Harrow Plumbing & Harrow Homes maintenance

    "Some paints can last up to 6 months if there sealed properly, I wouldnt use it after that though"

    Answered on 1st Jul 2022 - Member since Sep 2021 - report

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