Is it OK for paint to freeze in the winter?

The answer is NO!

If you go and ask a bunch of pro painters and pro paint vendors this question, you will get a wide variety of answers.

The real/true answer is “no.”  Don’t store your paint outside in the winter, in a shed, or anywhere where it is an untempered environment. When paint freezes, it messes up the molecular composition of the paint.

See the picture of a can of paint in our workshop that we bought in November of 2013. I thought I got all the sensitive materials out, but this can was missed and left in a lock box. It is a good quality paint (not cheap either), and it is not old, so it is definitely the cold temps that ruined it!


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