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How long does latex paint last?

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Latex paints in unopened containers that are well sealed can last up to a decade and a half. On the other hand, latex paints that have been opened can stay without spoiling for two years.

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The period of time paint can remain viable is determined by whether the paint is oil- or latex-based. Storage conditions are also another determining factor in estimating the average shelf life of paint.

Latex paints tend to last longer than the oil-based paints. Latex paint has a unique chemical composition that prevents growth of bacteria as well as maintaining the thickness of the paint by preventing it from separating. To ensure that latex paint lasts for over a decade, it should be stored in a tightly sealed can free from any contaminant.

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