Knowing absolutely nothing about paint other than it's impossible to get out of your favorite work shirt, I pose this question to the masses. I've got 2 gallons of paint to paint (or have painted) my 50 chevy 1/2 ton pickup. The paint was mixed by one of the local Dupont jobbers on 8-11-98. It is Dupont Lucite acrylic lacquer. It has been in the basement of my parents house since that day and have never been opened. My question is, given that it is 8 years old, is the paint still good or can it go bad sitting on the shelf. And secondly, if it is good, would 2 gallons be enough for someone who knows what they're doing to paint the truck?