i recently picked up a large lot of older Rustoleum rattle cans at an estate auction for $1. I got a large array of colors.
One of the colors is metallic hammered copper, and was brand new and never used. I was very excited to get this color.
When heavily misted over a base of gold (another rattle can color from the same box), it gives a realistic, aged, brassy color.
I shook that can until my arm fell off, sprayed about two short blasts with it, and then the can stopped working completely. i tried three other nozzles on the can, to no avail.
I called Rustoleum customer service, and the rep suggested that the can was 'too old to have useful life' and that the solids in the paints 'settled and clogged up the plastic inside the can'.
Is there any way I can save this paint? Do you know of any old tricks of the trade that might help me save this old can?
While I am asking dumb questions, should I try to shake my other cans on occasion, in hopes of keeping them from going bad? Should I store the cans upside down? Would any of this help?
Thanks in advance!!!!!!!!
Edited by clovis, 26 July 2013 - 06:22 PM.