Finished decorating with paint to spare? These eco-friendly tips will help you dispose of leftover safely.
Finished decorating with paint to spare? These eco-friendly tips will help you dispose of leftover safely.

How to make the most of leftover paint

Learn how to dispose of leftover paint safely – the planet-friendly way.

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  • If you do end up with leftover paint, can you re-use it? Storing leftover paint is easy as long as you keep the tins away from direct sunlight and in a frost-free environment. If you only have a small amount remaining, pour the leftover paint into old jam jars and store in a safe, dry place.

 


Tip: Leftover whites? Mix them together and use a base coat next time you decorate. 





 

  • Can someone else use it? You could pass it on to neighbours or friends, or perhaps a local theatre group, community centre or school might find a use for it.

 

 

  • It’s important to remember that you can’t tip paint down the sink or your drains, or put it out with your normal rubbish. For responsible disposal, call your local council and ask for assistance. They should be able to direct you to a special facility for disposing of paint without harming the environment.

 

Sustainability is the brighter future we can all help create – simply by making smarter choices.