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Winter storage of water based paint


(dazco) #1

With winter fast approaching has anyone got any suggestions for protecting the water based paints in the van? don’t fancy bringing it all inside the house!


(RJ Taylor Decoration Ltd) #2

Best bet is not to leave them in the van. I’ve done it and been caught out and had ruined paint.

If it’s wrapped or covered in a dust sheet it might be ok for a day or so but long term it’s worth moving them


(dazco) #3

Wonder if lining the van with thermal linning would help or polystyrene


(Andy Crichton) #4

From International paints

Water-borne products should be stored in covered, dry conditions and stored in the temperature range 4°C (40°F) to 35°C (95°F). Ideal application temperature and hence storage temperature is between 15°C (60°F) and 25°C (77°F).

Tikkurila recommend protect the Helmi range from frost and a minimum air temperature of 8 degrees for use (so you could equate their ideal storage temperature at 8 degrees in comparison to International 15 degree recommendations.)

Really, you would need to have a heater going in the van in deepest winter, or insulate it like the space shuttle?


(darlic) #5

Where’s the best place - bring it in the house when temperatures drop, or outside shed. Wwhat’s the best solution? I am thinking of hiring a cupboard at one of these storage centers that’s proberly a better idea.


(5Bridge) #6

Put it in the loft if you can, heat rises and if its insulated its a good option


(5Bridge) #7

Or…use a tool ‘van vault’ or make one out of OSB board and line with celotex