How long does oil-based house paint last?

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  1. Jul 5, 2013 #1

    nankonir

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    If it was opened and used only once or if it was never opened, how long can a can of well-sealed paint stored away in a dark, cool environment last?
     
  2. Jul 6, 2013 #2

    DFBonnett

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    I recently used some from a a half full quart can that I had around for at least a dozen years. After removing the skin from the top, adding a bit of thinner, then stirring well, it was fine.
     

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