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 questions, 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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