Does latex paint go bad?

Answer Unopened latex paint can keep for two years. Paint cans should be kept in an area that is cool and dry. Latex paint is flammable, so it also should be kept away from furnaces, heaters or anything p... Read More »

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Can I paint latex over acrylic latex enamel?

It's not a good idea to paint over acrylic latex enamel paint with regular latex paint. While the two paints are similar, the acrylic has an additive that makes it more flexible and less likely to ... Read More »

Can you paint latex flat over latex enamel?

You can apply flat latex paint over a latex enamel if you know the proper preparation techniques to employ. Because latex enamel dries slick, it is not conducive to paint adhesion. Abrade the ename... Read More »

Does latex paint expire?

An unopened can of latex paint has a shelf life of two years. If a can has been opened, stir it with a paint stick. If the paint becomes smooth from stirring, it is good to use. If it is lumpy or s... Read More »

How long does it take latex paint to dry?

It take about 3 hours for one coat of latex paint to dry. Wait until the first coat of latex paint dries before starting a second coat. Acrylic-based latex paints are fast drying; repaint with them... Read More »