Quick Tip #46: How To Store Leftover Paint

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Before placing the lid on your can of paint, place a single layer of PLASTIC WRAP on the surface of the paint. Touch the two together so no air gets in. This will help your paint stay smooth and creamy without the thick skin forming on top. It's as simple as that and it works great for paint that will sit in your garage for a year, or in your hall closet until the end of the week when you can finish things up!