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When stored improperly (in an unheated garage, for instance), paint can separate or gel. Even unopened cans are at risk of spoiling in extreme temperatures. If the weather’s temperate, and you’re in the process of painting the house, it’s okay to stick a half-full paint can in the garage overnight. If you don’t plan to paint again for a few months, however, tap the lid tightly in place and stash it in a basement or utility closet until you need it.
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