When storing excess paint, protect it from heat or freezing. Oil based paint should never be stored near heat or open flames.
Disposing of Leftover Paint: Protect the Environment
Dont contaminate the environment by pouring leftover paint, or paint thinner down the drain or onto the ground.
Many communities and some garbage collection services offer paint disposal services; check to see if it is available in your area.
While most waste collection companies dont accept oil based paint, they may accept dried latex paint.
Unwanted latex paint can be left open to dry and can be mixed with cat litter to speed the drying process.
While many believe the small amount THEY pour out doesnt make a difference, it does.
We must all choose to dispose of chemicals responsibly, and that includes paint, thinner, or other chemicals. Do the right thing when disposing harmful chemicals and take them to a facility that is designed to handle them. Youll not only feel good for doing so, youll be helping to protect the environment for future generations.