Can you store paint in a cupboard? A milk crate is the perfect way to keep your paint tins cool, high and dry while in storage. If you don’t have a garage or a shed you can always store your paint in a cupboard. Just like in a garage, you need to find a section of your cupboard that is cool and won’t ever get damp.
Where is the best place to store paint? Paint must be stored in a cool (not cold), dry place. Keep cans up off the floors (especially concrete ones) to prevent rust. Utility closets and basement storage rooms are ideal.
What is the best way to store unused paint? Store leftover paint in a dry place that is out of direct sunlight. Paint should be stored out of reach of children and away from food and drink. Most types of leftover latex paint, including AURA®, REGAL® and ben®, should be stored either in a lined metal can to prevent rust, or a glass or plastic container.
What type of container can you store paint in? Ensure paint stays viable by storing it in a sealable container that’s just big enough to fill all the way with your excess. A small metal can (like Behr’s 1-qt. Metal Paint Bucket and Lid, $3.42; Home Depot) is ideal; plastic containers may increase off-gassing.