make the most of leftover paint

How to make the best use of leftover paint

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

  1. Before you start painting, calculate how much paint you actually need to finish your project. This can be easily done just be visiting the page of each product and clicking the option "How much paint do I need?". Using less paint will not only help you save money, but you’ll be playing a part in protecting the planet.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. It’s important to remember that you can’t tip paint down the sink or your drains, or put it out with your normal trash. For responsible disposal, call your local council and ask for assistance.


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