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What To Do With Leftover Paint?

It is a good idea to keep at least a little bit of leftover paint when finished with a project so you can have it matched in the future, if needed.  When you want to get rid of your leftover paint while still being environmentally responsible,  here are some tips:

USE IT UP – Second coats, touch-ups, “arts and crafts” projects, such as painting birdhouses, flowerpots and furniture, are all good uses for an extra supply of paint.

CUSTOM MIX – Latex paint of different colors can be blended together to produce a beige or gray color that is suitable for use on “low profile” projects such as basements and sheds.

DONATE – Call around to local schools, community groups and charities to see if they are in need of paint.  Large amounts can be used by organizations like Habitat for Humanity and even very small amounts can be used for arts and crafts by community groups.

RECYCLE – Use your local paint store as a paint recycling drop-off site (call ahead; not all stores will take leftover paint); deliver it to a manufacturer that develops recycled-content paint.  Leftover latex paint is not considered hazardous waste and can usually be dried and set out for collection with the regular household waste.  However, regulations vary according to municipality, so make sure you first check local ordinances.

 

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