One can build a "stash" of colorful spray paints, can one not? What started out as a "Just bring me all the spray paint cans you can find in any of the farm buildings" has turned into a spray paint quest, if you will.
Remember the insulting overabundance of Q-tips? That is my family's modus operandi. We buy something. We don't have a designated place for said purchased item to sit until it is needed, so we LOSE countless items and end up buying it again. I've gritted my teeth at this all my life.
So after Mama died, I began a long, long, long journey of putting like things together. Throwing out the bad, keeping the good and organizing what is left. Fabric, Q-tips, disposable razors. Christmas decorations, un-hung photos, prints and paintings, and now...spray paint and all cans of paints, stains, etc.
Sixteen cans tested good and were listed on a spread-sheet today. More await me downstairs, and there are more to be found here on the farm. Then a few special light blue, yellow and metallic shades are enroute to the farm.
There is a "Champaign Gold" spray paint that is arriving soon that I expect to be perfect for these chair lets. I'll be sure to take pictures when finished, and I'll also share with you a picture of my spray paint stash.
Then I have questions:
1. How long will spray paint remain useable in a spray can?
2. Is there anything I can do to extend it's shelf life? I know about holding the can upside down and letting it spray until no more spray comes out.
3. Should I keep spray paint cans in a dry, cool plastic box?
4. Store it upside down? Right side up? On its side?
5. While building my spray paint stash, would TWO cans of a color be enough to spray most projects, or should I try to get three of the same color?
6. Are spray paint colors discontinued as often as lipstick DISscontinuation of all production of that color.
More spray paint posts to come in the near future.