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How to Dispose of Paint, Brushes and Rollers

Let's say you just finished a fabulous paint job in your home, it looks amazing and your ready to enjoy. But before you toss out all your Latex paint consider keeping the leftovers for touch-ups or even small projects. If you have a lot of paint to dispose of, consider donating it to a charity, community group, or even your local theater company who might be able to use it for their next production. If you're set on getting rid of the paint and you have about an inch or so left in the bottom of the can, take the lid off the can and set it outside to dry. Punching holes in the lid and setting the can in a dry area will also work. Once it's dry you can throw the can away, or better yet, recycle it. If you have more than an inch of paint, you can dump it into kitty litter, mulch or shredded paper to absorb it then throw it away. Now lets switch gears to Oil-based paints. Designated as HHW (Hazardous Household Waste) and because of this designation, they should be taken to your local disposal facility, or recycling center. A simple online search will help you determine the location nearest to you. If you can't reuse your rollers, brushes or trays, simply let them dry completely and also take them to your local solid waste or recycling facility. For more helpful tips visit Subscribe to Lowe's YouTube for great how to videos and home improvement tips: Or head to our channel:
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