Cold weather is upon us, well cold weather for this area. We should be getting our winter formula paint in soon. The cold weather makes standard paint very brittle and even in the best of guns will break and ruin your day. Winter formula paint is designed to handle like standard paint but at colder temperatures.
This doesn’t mean you can just leave your paint sitting outside and expect no issues. You will still need to keep your paint warm when you are not playing. There are several good ways to do this.
- Only buy paint as you use it. This allows the paint to stay in the booth where it is kept warm. Even using this you will still need to keep it warm while on your table.
- You can keep it in your vehicle. DO NOT run your car the entire time as you will probably run out of gas. But it will be out of the cold and wind.
- The best option we have found is to get a small cooler, the cheap foam ones work well too, tape the hand warmers inside of it and keep your paint in that. Not only will the cooler keep the heat in but it will keep the cold air out.
- Some people also like to wrap their hoppers in an old hat or something similar to try to keep the cold out. Not sure how well that works but can’t hurt to try.
As always if you have questions please let us know. Let use know if you have any other tips or suggestions. We are always open to new ideas and knowledge. We do sell the handwarmers at the booth.