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Decor Q&A: Getting Rid Of Paint?

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How do you get rid of half-full cans of paint?

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Wait! Resist the temptation to chuck your paint into the trash, and don’t even think about rinsing out the cans. Paint is considered to be a hazardous material and must be disposed of properly. Check with your local sanitation department to find out the correct procedure for your area; your city might do special hazardous waste pickups or designate some nearby drop-off spots. Bonus points if you donate your leftover paint to charity (such as a local branch of Habitat for Humanity) or to a paint-recycling program (your local paint store should be able to point you in the right direction).“I like to keep them for touch ups. If they are the same color (like white), you can combine them and use it as primer.”

-- The Nest Editors

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