There is a new product coming out that can make stored paint last longer.  I haven’t had a chance to test it out yet, since it’s not available for purchase yet.  So I’m not sure if it does what it says it does.  But if so, it will be a must have for any project involving paint!  It is called the PaintGard.

The PaintGard keeps leftover paint from going bad.  It is a plastic insert you put inside of a paint can.  It can be used in a quart, 1 gallon, 3 gallon, and 5 gallon cans.  PaintGard floats on top of the paint leftover in the can and keeps the air trapped in the can away from the paint.

Keeping Paint Fresh With PaintGard

PaintGard is also removable and reusable. Plus when you remove the PaintGard, you can flip it around and use the part that was touching the paint as a palette and paint your touch up areas.  This will help save time when touching up small areas.  Now you don’t have to worry about having a container ready when you open up the paint, just use the PaintGard and put it back into the paint can when you are done!

PaintGard can be used with any type of paint and are inexpensive. The MSRP for the 1 gallon size is $2.99 for a 4 pack or $.89 a piece.  With a price like that, it is an affordable addition to any project.

So far the only negative I can find about PaintGard is that it is not available just yet.  The website says coming soon, so I can only hope PaintGard’s will be available before I start my next project!

Written by Amanda Hartley