Day 24 ~ Paint Cans
This is a question I get asked about by a lot of people – clients and friends alike! Most of us keep those partial gallon cans of paint, sure that we’ll use the rest to retouch a wall, slap on a fresh coat, whatever. However, my experience with many of us see the need for repainting as a need to redecorate – at least to change up your wall color. Which leaves you with, even.more.paint.cans. Oy!
The good news is that disposing of paint responsibly has gotten significantly easier over the past years. The vast majority of sanitation providers allow you to dispose of old paint in your regular household trash, with one huge caveat – the paint must be uncovered and completely dried out. Here’s the trick: buy the cheapest kitty litter you can find, add a cup or so to each paint can, stir. Within usually an hour, the paint will be completely absorbed into the kitty litter, and BOOM, you can toss it in the trash.
So pop on down to your basement, into your garage or workshop, and get rid of that old stinky paint!