June 7th through July 29th is Session 4, (Painting, Maintenance, and Improvements), of my 7 Yearly Sessions.
- a large window frame,
- a shelf in the bathroom,
- a mirror frame,
- the kitchen cabinets and handles,
- and the stairs.
As I poured the remaining floor paint into an empty milk jug, I remembered the first can of paint that I opened. It was rusty and didn’t look like there was much left.
I sent a picture to my husband David, who works at a lumberyard.
He texted back, “Throw it away.”
The problem is we can’t get this paint anymore. I used it in the living room, hall, and office, and wanted to touch up some corners.
David offered to bring home a paper paint strainer.
I strained the paint into a pitcher and noticed there was still watery rust on top. Using a paper towel, I sopped it up and strained it twice.
After touching up the areas, I poured the leftover paint into a clean, mayonnaise jar. Below is how much was left!
I repeated the process with the floor paint. I swabbed the rust off, strained it, and put it into a clean milk jug. (There was too much paint for the mayonnaise jar.)
Another trick – I put plastic wrap over the top before I put the lid on. I won’t be battling rust again!
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