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What Should I Do With My Old Paint?

What Should I Do With My Old Paint?

"I have all this old paint, what should I do with it?  Can you take it for me?”  I get asked these questions on a weekly basis.  The good news is that disposing of paint is easier to do now than it has been in the past.   Painting contractors legally can’t take your paint away for you, due to DOT laws governing transport of hazardous waste.  Fortunately, there are no rules about you transporting your old paint to disposal sites. 

In October of 2016, California Paint Care was established as the disposal program for old paint.  On every quart, gallon, and 5 gallon bucket of paint there is a small recycle fee added to your purchase.  This pays for the CA Paint Care program.  When you drop off your paint to be recycled there is no cost to do so.  Most major paint stores such as Sherwin Williams and Kelly Moore are disposal sites for old paint.  Your paint cans must be on their original buckets and have their label intact.  It also must be sealed tightly so nothing can leak out.  I do suggest that you call ahead and make sure they have room for all the paint you are bringing. Before you take all your paint to be recycled, make sure you keep some paint for your home to do touch up.  It is very hard to get paint to touch up if you don’t have old cans with the product and color info.  So label the cans and keep in your garage where it will last much longer.  Fortunately if you have hired Brooks Painting to do your work, we leave a can of each color and product nicely labeled for each surface and area.

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I wanted to have my kitchen cabinets painted but knew that that was a job that required skill and expertise. I called Brooks Painting and the experience from start to finish was perfect! Everyone I dealt with was personable and good at their jobs. They spent time answering questions, explaining the exact process, and did the work precisely as promised. They even did a few other small jobs (repairing and painting 2 water damaged ceilings) to perfection. And everything was neat and clean when they left! And the cabinets – better than I could have hoped for. Esteban is a master craftsman who was meticulous in every aspect of his work. The finish is smooth as glass with no imperfections. I couldn’t be happier!

Christina Fotenos
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Brooks Painting is everything you would want. Excellence! Always on time. Great work!

Mary Jane B.

Very professional, live up to their billing! [The] company was very cooperative, on top of everything. [They] followed through with their commitment.

Marylan T.

Efficient, prompt, dependable, quality, respectful, friendly and caring.

Marilou R., Winters

Brooks did a fantastic job on our exterior and interior paint jobs. Quality was high, price was reasonable, and the team was extremely professional and detail-oriented. Mark was our crew lead and the team performed a number of exterior wood repairs, a door re-stain, interior and exterior painting. Mark clearly takes a lot of pride in his work and went above and beyond to ensure the work was high-quality, including finding exact matching siding to fix dry rot, and performing minor repairs that weren't even included in the quote. He and the team were all consistently positive and personable, joking with each other throughout the day, while also genuinely complimenting each other on the quality of their work. It was great to see, and that positivity definitely showed through the work they did. We couldn't be happier with the end result.

Ryan Schauland
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Listened to my needs and offered good suggestions. Customer confidence in value and quality.

John K.

We chose Brooks Painting based on their excellent reputation. It was an excellent choice! We had them do a complete exterior and almost complete interior painting of our two story house. They were done separately, while we were out of town. We are very pleased with the quality of the work. They even fixed up a few mistakes made by a crew that painted a portion of our interior ceilings a month prior (removal of asbestos popcorn ceiling), at no extra charge. Cleanup was great, also. They repaired some dry rot that was uncovered (extra charge, but worth it), and they even moved furniture back into place as well as put back the curtain rods that I had taken down, which wasn't expected. I highly recommend them, and will use them again for any future paint jobs.

Charlie Russell
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We would recommend them highly. [They] painted and did a good job. Kept everything clean and cleaned up after, very polite.

Muriel Y.

They are on time! They show up! It was a big job and they were good and fast. Very nice guys.

Tracy W.

What a difference!! We hired Brooks Painting to do both an interior refresh painting and a completely new exterior color. Everything was handled professionally and as promised. The team, from estimator to office to painters on site, was responsive, friendly and skilled. Brooks Painting is the most reliable contractor we have ever hired. Thank you Jeremy, Dan, Israel, and Kristen.

Joie Watson
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My experience with Brooks Painting has been outstanding, and, if it were an option on Google, I would assign 100 stars to their work. Mark and his crew were exceptional in painting both the inside and outside of my Central Davis home. They were considerate, careful, and respectful of my furnishings and yard. Kristen and her office staff were also responsive to my queries and were timely in scheduling the work. Thank you Brooks Painting for assisting in transforming my house into a beautiful home!

Hollis Skaife
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You are an excellent company and I couldn't be any happier with your work. This is your second job for me and both were excellent.

Donald S., Realtor

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