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Best temperature to store RMS paint?

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Don't know if this has been asked before, but is there an ideal storage temperature to keep my paints in? Whats the max and min or is there any at all? I came home from work and it was really hot in my painting room so it got me wondering.

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I sent an email to Reaper asking about how long the paint lasts, and was told that as long as I add a drop or two or water a year, it should keep indefinitely. Didn't think to ask about temperature, but my house isn't insulated, so gets hot in the summer and cold in the winter, and I've had no problems. I have some RMS paints that were displayed in full sun at my FLGS, and I haven't had problems with them. (The line didn't move, so the paint was drastically marked down.)

 

I think they recommend not allowing them to freeze, but not sure about the max temp. My house can get up over 90 in the summer.

 

~M

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More anecdotal evidence here, two summers ago we had our central air go out and have to be repaired during a heatwave, and for 3 days my house was riding high at about 115 degrees day and night without cooling down. We live upstairs in a an older duplex in a very hot area.

 

Needless to say I couldn't paint during the heat, but out of curiosity I checked my paints to see how they were holding up and they seemed fine (I have an obsession with paint). I still use those paints to this day and nothing has changed really at all about them that I can tell.

 

For what it's worth.

 

*edit to mention that I'm talking about my MSP's here, since that's the topic at hand, to be clear.

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Just FYI to anyone interested, I have RMS paints, Reaper Pro Paints, Vallejo, GW, and a smattering of other brands. Nothing seems to have been affected. Not even that ancient bottle of Elmer's white glue that's been kicking around for the past century.

 

~M

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