Latex paint left out in the cold doesn't always have to be thrown away. Before you give up on it, open the can and check the condition. Here's what to look for.
By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine:November 2003
Freezing does ruin
latex paint, but it
can survive a few
freeze/thaw cycles. Allow the paint to slowly warm up to room temperature,
then stir it well. If the paint color and consistency appear normal, then it
should be all right to use. If it looks like cottage cheese, it was frozen too long
and you should let it dry on newspaper in a safe place, then put it in the trash.
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