Buying the perfect amount of paint for your home improvement project can be difficult. You can often go through and measure the amount you need, but unforeseen circumstances make it so you either use less than you thought you might or have to buy more paint for touch-ups and corrections. When this happens, you might have leftover paint that you're unsure what to do with it. At UCI Paints, we want to make sure that you're not simply dumping the paint down the drain or in the trash without taking the steps for proper disposal. So, our team put together four tips for proper paint recycling and disposal.
Consider proper storage
You don't always have to get rid of extra paint when you've completed your project. Instead of sending it away to the dump, consider what you can do to store it properly. You're going to need to have paint for touch-ups and fixes eventually anyway, so it's not a bad idea to have the same batch of paint that you used to paint over nicks and scratches later. What's more, you don't have to worry too much about your paint going bad as latex paint can last 10 years on the shelf while oil-based paints will last as many as 15 years. Storing your paint means you have some readily available when your kids decide to paint a mud mura