How to Store Leftover Paint
Organize your excess paint into cute glass containers.
- leftover paint in large cans
- decorative glass jars
- old plastic soda bottle
- craft knife
- labels (optional)
If you're tackling multiple projects at once, you may have a surplus of paint cans taking up valuable space in the garage. Clear up that clutter with our easy solution.
Used Paint Cans
Take those paint cans that have very little paint in them and transfer them to airtight containers.
To avoid a big mess, make a funnel out of an empty plastic soda bottle by cutting off the top half.
Position the DIY funnel into the glass jar and begin pouring the paint until three-fourths full. Less air keeps paint longer, so make sure the lid is secure.
Label the Jars
Keep the paint colors organized with stick-on labels that detail the color name and what in the house is painted that color.
Place the jars on a shelf up high, away from food and drink and out of reach from children. Paint should be stored between 60-80 degrees.
In the event a piece of furniture or project needs a little more paint, you know exactly which color to find thanks to the labeled jars.