Q: How Do You Dispose Of Paint?
A: Disposing of paint is a simple process that only seems complicated at first. In short, old paint must be hardened before it can be dealt with properly. To find out the right paint hardener to use and how you can dispose of paint and throw away your old paint the right way, read on.
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How To Dispose Of Paint: Step 1
Learning The Difference Between Types Of Paint
To properly dispose of paint it is important to understand what kind of paint you have. To determine the type of paint check the label, it shoud say whether it is Acylic, Latex, Alkyd, or another type. While some paints are harder to dispose of than others, this article covers the common Acrylic and Latex paints you will find sold at many home stores.
How To Dispose Of Paint: Step 2
Using Paint Hardener
To properly dispose of paint you need to use a product known as a paint hardener. We recommend Homax Paint Hardener. Homax Paint Hardener is an environmentally-friendly paint management solution that turns liquid paint solid for curbside disposal. It quickly hardens latex and acrylic paints and stains so you can dispose of the solidified paint safely. You save more time and effort than painting out or drying up and there is less mess too. No need to use newspaper, kitty litter, or sand. One 3.5 oz. package hardens up to 2/3 of a gallon (2.5L) in 15-20 minutes.