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Old 11-04-2018, 02:55 PM   #1
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Froze a gallon in the truck last night.
Darnit, it's only November 4th! I thought we had more time!
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Old 11-04-2018, 09:36 PM   #2
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Froze a gallon in the truck last night.
Darnit, it's only November 4th! I thought we had more time!
You must of had some sustained freezing temps.
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Froze a gallon in the truck last night.
Darnit, it's only November 4th! I thought we had more time!
That is hard to believe. Check the expiration date.
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That is hard to believe. Check the expiration date.
It did get down to the upper 20 but not for long, hard to believe it would freeze in a truck overnight
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I finally transferred all the paint cans I have in my garage to my basement. Had to do it a couple weeks earlier than usual this year.
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I finally transferred all the paint cans I have in my garage to my basement. Had to do it a couple weeks earlier than usual this year.
So you transfer paint twice a year? Why? I never bring paint from a job, anything left stays on the jobsite.
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I do lots of repairs. Some as small as replacing one window trim.

Sometimes I can make a perfect match with my leftover paint.

Other times, it doesn’t need to be.

Either way, it’s fun to save $30 by making my own match.


I keep a fiver to dump partials into because raw T1-11 takes a lot more paint than most painters put on.

It would be nice if painters left “leftover paint” on the siding rather than in the garage. Then again, I wouldn’t be as busy!


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I do lots of repairs. Some as small as replacing one window trim.

Sometimes I can make a perfect match with my leftover paint.

Other times, it doesn’t need to be.

Either way, it’s fun to save $30 by making my own match.


I keep a fiver to dump partials into because raw T1-11 takes a lot more paint than most painters put on.

It would be nice if painters left “leftover paint” on the siding rather than in the garage. Then again, I wouldn’t be as busy!


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You dump partials into a 5-er to save on paint? You sound like my uncle with a farmer mentality.
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I do lots of repairs. Some as small as replacing one window trim.

Sometimes I can make a perfect match with my leftover paint.

Other times, it doesn’t need to be.

Either way, it’s fun to save $30 by making my own match.


I keep a fiver to dump partials into because raw T1-11 takes a lot more paint than most painters put on.

It would be nice if painters left “leftover paint” on the siding rather than in the garage. Then again, I wouldn’t be as busy!


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By the time I did that I've lost well over $30 in time. I haven't matched my own paint since the 70's. I don't mess with saving paint, I open the can, apply it, close the can, mark the can and leave it for the client.
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Old 11-06-2018, 12:41 AM   #11
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You dump partials into a 5-er to save on paint? You sound like my uncle with a farmer mentality.


LOL.
My last siding repair was two sheets. Last one before was 9 sheets. The 9 sheet job I sprayed maybe three gallons from my fiver. I don’t mind saving $100.


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All tinted paint stays on the job after i am finished, yet still it seems i accumulate tinted paint unintentionally. I will keep primers and whites as they get used over multiple jobs.
If i over order paint (it seems to happen on one or two jobs a year) i keep the extra and not charge for it, it is just the right thing to do.

All left over tinted paint gets mixed with cat litter and put out for the trash man.

Yet still i too have paint to pack into my basement.
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...Yet still i too have paint to pack into my basement.
Believe Habitat still takes it. Tis the season - for giving!
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I have called before trying to donate tinted but unopened gallons, no one wants it, which I understand.
This evening I sorted what is in my basemnet already and decided to purge.

I got to thinking why am I saving this crap just so the can will rust. Crazy.
Thanks for posting this thread reminding me to throw all this stuff away.
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There's a place here that takes it, filters it, mixes like colors and formulations, and sells it as a green product.
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There's a place here that takes it, filters it, mixes like colors and formulations, and sells it as a green product.


Our local landfill accepts it. For free.


SW charges for a recycling fee on every quart they sell, but they don’t accept it.

The local transfer station used to mix all the latex and give it away by the fiver for “graffiti paint” to cover up the wannabe gangster’s markings on buildings, fences, and dumpsters.


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I have called before trying to donate tinted but unopened gallons, no one wants it, which I understand...
I haven't done this in years. Maybe HH is different now or from city to city, don't know. But I've also given it away on, yes, I hate to admit it, craigslist. Guilty as charged.

Had some spray to match our equipment the other day, that we no longer have, so I dropped it back off at the dealership. Just have this thing against putting it underground or out to sea.

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If you guys don't save paint, what do you paint your house with?

I get a lot of customers that change their mind. I end up with a lot of unwanted paint. I paint my house, or other people's houses, with those paints. I've made hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars this way.

Also, paint doesn't freeze like a brick. It just gets chunky and unusable.
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If you guys don't save paint, what do you paint your house with?

I get a lot of customers that change their mind. I end up with a lot of unwanted paint. I paint my house, or other people's houses, with those paints. I've made hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars this way.

Also, paint doesn't freeze like a brick. It just gets chunky and unusable.
I hear ya...I bought a gallon of paint to match a guys home theater. I used half a cup...then thought to myself "hello new accent wall at home".

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If you guys don't save paint, what do you paint your house with?

I get a lot of customers that change their mind. I end up with a lot of unwanted paint. I paint my house, or other people's houses, with those paints. I've made hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars this way.

Also, paint doesn't freeze like a brick. It just gets chunky and unusable.
Of course I save my paint for my own home but never from someone else's home. There's zero chance I'll use the same color in my home or another client's home. The amount I would save is nothing to write home about.

If you're saving thousands then you must be painting all your clients homes the same color. I tend to let my clients pick their desired color.

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