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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-04-2012, 06:05 AM Thread Starter
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How long does paint last?

So, I needed some white paint to do the trim around my door. I was gonna buy some but I discovered a can in the basement that must have been here when we moved in 9 years ago. It still seemed to be mostly liquid, so I shook it up, pried the rusty lid off, stirred it and tried to paint with it. It was weird, like watered down paint with white sand in it. I didn't get far before I realized that this mixture of texture paint and turpentine wouldn't do, but what was I to do with almost a full gallon of this stuff that was past its prime?

I noticed that all the storm sewers in the neighborhood were kind of rusty, even tho they are made of really heavy steel. So, I painted about 14 of them before I ran out of this substance that was formerly white paint.

I'm sure the borough will thank me for that. I was just gonna dump the stuff down the storm sewer, but now all the sewers in the neighborhood have an off white textured look. It definitely jazzed up the street a bit.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-04-2012, 11:03 AM
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Re: How long does paint last?

I wish you had posted this prior to your community service action relative to painting them storm grates. I think a much better application (application - get it?) would have been the painting over of all the metalic "STOP" signs that you could find. Them annoying, and often unnecessary, signs would have added a new dimension in color scheme enhancement to the area not to mention bringing on an increased police presence.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-06-2012, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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Re: How long does paint last?

I never even thought of that but, that's a good idea!

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