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Old 04-18-2017, 06:15 PM   #21
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quote "Turn the can upside down to allow the paint to create its own seal."

This just makes no sense at all, none
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These are great tips for the Arts and Crafters. But for painting contractors, the collection of paint becomes too much to store in anticipation for using it to stencil planter boxes.

Best thing for a painting contractor to do is:

1. Estimate correct amounts of paints
2. Use stock colors whenever possible
3. leave paint with customers whenever possible
4. Have a waste management company pick up waste, or drop it off at a recycle center.

And don't spread a bunch of paint out on a plastic sheet to dry in the summer time. I did that once and nearly gave myself multiple hernias trying to lift it onto the truck!
Ya gotta do it with a fork lift. Just roll it up like a burrito and dump it.

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Millions of gallons of paint go to waste every year, often because it wasn’t put away properly. Here’s how to make sure the leftover for making a Beautiful Home. Sometimes it’s helpful to keep a small amount of paint on-hand for smaller projects or touch-ups. If you keep your leftover paint properly sealed and stored in an appropriate location, it can last for years. The following paint tips will help you extend the life of your leftover paint.

Conserve Left Over Paints With These Simple Tricks.

Stretch a piece of plastic wrap over the open paint can before closing the lid. This will create an additional seal to keep the paint fresh.

Keep the leftover paint in a cool dry area to keep it from spoiling and becoming unusable.

Label the lid of the paint can with the color, brand, room it was used for, and the date it was opened.

Keep any and all contaminants out of the paint cans. Dirt, dust, oil, or just about any foreign particle or substance will contaminate your paint and make it unusable.

Keep it away from direct sunlight or near any inflammable object.

Turn the can upside down to allow the paint to create its own seal.

Use Leftover Paints To Beautify Your Home

Paint up your wall with those extra paint and polish your creativity. It will certainly pump up the look of your home and is also an effective way of using the leftover paints.

You can colourize your flower pots. Paint them with solid colors and give different patterns to make it look more attractive.

Use a stencil to create beautiful painting on your walls. Using a homemade or commercial stencil, apply paint to just about anything – your walls, a piece of furniture, or if you’re really adventurous, the floor. An interesting stencil can render the ordinary, extraordinary.

Frame your artwork. Repaint the frames on the prints, paintings, and drawings in your home to give them a fresh appearance. Or, paint a simulated “frame” right on the wall to highlight a favorite piece of sculpture or even a more ordinary item you treasure.

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Seriously? Ok, I've got about 60 gallons give or take that would be great on planter boxes and for stenciling. And of course I always use plastic wrap (not plastic that I use at work) to double seal the cans that I'm storing....smh.
So I figure I'm gonna need a thousand or so planter boxes. No idea where I'm gonna get those. Or how much that's gonna cost. I just charge the ho $8/ gal or $13/ 5gal. Dont care how much is in the can. If they want me to take paint off site (old stuff or new) I charge by the can. Dump hot mud or thinset or whatever I have on hand and dry it out....stensiling?.....right.

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quote "Turn the can upside down to allow the paint to create its own seal."

This just makes no sense at all, none
That is one of the genius ideas perpetrated by our friends at Lowe's and Home Depot. Whether it works or not i don't know. I've never seen a gallon of paint stored upside down last any longer then one that wasn't in 33 years. Plastic wrap over the opening before putting the lid on is the only thing i have seen that actually has any effect, but if you trap bacteria in there (which is most likely) and the paint is so cheap it doesn't have any anti-bacterial additive even this won't help. Having as little head space (air) in the can is the number one factor in storing paint for extended periods of time.
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Seriously? Ok, I've got about 60 gallons give or take that would be great on planter boxes and for stenciling. And of course I always use plastic wrap (not plastic that I use at work) to double seal the cans that I'm storing....smh.
So I figure I'm gonna need a thousand or so planter boxes. No idea where I'm gonna get those. Or how much that's gonna cost. I just charge the ho $8/ gal or $13/ 5gal. Dont care how much is in the can. If they want me to take paint off site (old stuff or new) I charge by the can. Dump hot mud or thinset or whatever I have on hand and dry it out....stensiling?.....right.

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You do know that technically you are in violation of EPA regulations if you take waste paint from your clients. You are not registered as a "non-regulated waste processor" are you? There is such a permit.That's why most paint stores don't take paint back and it is very much against company policy at both SW and PPG. You can get fired from both companies for taking back any paint waste that the company is not responsible for creating. In other words, if an employee mistints paint you can take it back, but if the customer decides that the color is wrong, or if they just need to get rid of paint that they don't want anymore, that waste product was not "generated" by the store and therefore they cannot legally "process" it without the proper EPA certification and license. I had mucho EPA training with SW back in the day. Every year I had to go to training and certified by the EPA for that training because of the volume of waste our store created every year. We were permitted as a waste "generator" but not a waste "processor" so we couldn't take back so much as a quart even though we had several drums hauled away for disposal every month!
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Paint stores in Washington DC are required to take back any excess paint. Only paint purchased in DC, however.

We are actually being charged $1 more per gallon when we purchase the paint to account for its disposal costs.

https://www.paintcare.org/paintcare-...bia/#/everyone

Several other states have adopted the same program.
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Paint stores in Washington DC are required to take back any excess paint. Only paint purchased in DC, however.

We are actually being charged $1 more per gallon when we purchase the paint to account for its disposal costs.

https://www.paintcare.org/paintcare-...bia/#/everyone

Several other states have adopted the same program.
I wish Washington state would. It just makes good sense.

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You do know that technically you are in violation of EPA regulations if you take waste paint from your clients. You are not registered as a "non-regulated waste processor" are you? There is such a permit.That's why most paint stores don't take paint back and it is very much against company policy at both SW and PPG. You can get fired from both companies for taking back any paint waste that the company is not responsible for creating. In other words, if an employee mistints paint you can take it back, but if the customer decides that the color is wrong, or if they just need to get rid of paint that they don't want anymore, that waste product was not "generated" by the store and therefore they cannot legally "process" it without the proper EPA certification and license. I had mucho EPA training with SW back in the day. Every year I had to go to training and certified by the EPA for that training because of the volume of waste our store created every year. We were permitted as a waste "generator" but not a waste "processor" so we couldn't take back so much as a quart even though we had several drums hauled away for disposal every month!
Nope, never heard of that. If a customer asks me to help get rid of old stuff I'll include it in the service as an extra. It doesn't happen often, but when it does, they sure are grateful for the service and the extra storage space! I don't sell paint, I sell a service.

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I'd gladly pay an extra $1 per gallon if I can take my excess paint back to store for disposal.


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We are fortunate to have 4 places that take used paint at no cost to us. They mix a bunch and ship it overseas. One thing we started to do was any almost full gallons we would donate to needy families to use. Once in a while we see a FB post or someone asks us for our left over paints.

Like others we keep only primers. 9 out of 10 times the colors will not be used from one job to another and lack of storage for all left over paint keeps us from even considering taking it.
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Ya gotta do it with a fork lift. Just roll it up like a burrito and dump it.

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This was at my house. At work, we have two fifty five gallon containers that a waste company picks up. The containers have sealable receivers we bought from Pig.
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Of course the EPA has special programs in place across the country! What I am saying is that as an individual you need to be aware that it isn't as simple as you would think it is and you really need to check with local and state regulations before you start taking back what is considered as waste paint. HINT- It has to have a monetary value in order for it to NOT be classified as a non-regulated hazardous waste. That's what the $1.00 a gallon fee is about. When the product is transferred as a purchase, the new owner takes responsibility of the product within the "cradle to grave" regulations of the EPA. If the new "owner" decides to throw it in a ditch in New Mexico, then they are the ones who are responsible for it and will get fined if they get caught. The paint companies have proven to the EPA that they have the proper ways to recycle or dispose of the paint so therefore they get a blanket "processor" permit. They are still however responsible for the proper disposition of that paint, and if it ends up getting burned in a trench in rural Arkansas they will have to pay a hefty fine. (Am I right uncle Sherwin?) That "cradle to grave" clause is what can trip you up. If you take that paint from them as an individual and it has no value, you are responsible for that paint FOREVER until it is PROPERLY disposed of, used, or sold. If it has value and you can resell it and it ends up somewhere it shouldn't be you are no longer responsible but the new owners are.

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Blah,blah,blah, hot mud, dried, garbage with all the other annual clean up...

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Honestly the odds of getting caught are nil so don't worry about it. They are 1000 times more likely to target a small paint store like me than an individual.
Just don't pour it in a creek like an old customer of mine did.
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Honestly the odds of getting caught are nil so don't worry about it. They are 1000 times more likely to target a small paint store like me than an individual.
Just don't pour it in a creek like an old customer of mine did.
Nahhh...i just throw the garbage thinner in a garden sprayer and kill my weeds with it. Neighbors have no idea. JUST KIDDING.( Except for the relentless blackberry brush from my neighbors unkept side of the fence. Lacquer thinner may have taken care of that though...)

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Nahhh...i just throw the garbage thinner in a garden sprayer and kill my weeds with it. Neighbors have no idea. JUST KIDDING.( Except for the relentless blackberry brush from my neighbors unkept side of the fence. Lacquer thinner may have taken care of that though...)

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Well it can't be any worse than weedbgone. Just more effective.

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Hi Guys,
I have fair amount of quality paint from various manufacturers leftover.we wondering if would be safe to mix and use for priming stucco which we have often here in Florida. We Mostly use peg permanence for stucco prime/paint so could make sure high percentage ~35-40% is that product. we have Any advice is appreciated, and would use on friends and family homes most likely so no worry of repercussions necessarily.
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Hi Guys,
I have fair amount of quality paint from various manufacturers leftover.we wondering if would be safe to mix and use for priming stucco which we have often here in Florida. We Mostly use peg permanence for stucco prime/paint so could make sure high percentage ~35-40% is that product. we have Any advice is appreciated, and would use on friends and family homes most likely so no worry of repercussions necessarily.
as long as it is all exterior paint i don't think it would be a problem. Using un-needed paint is always the best thing to do as opposed to disposing of it.
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One of our stores participates in the PaintCare program. All stores selling paint must charge a "fee" for every gallon quart and five sold. We are a drop off location in our Milford store. It is a huge PIA. We collect the paint, the fee when purchased, and receive 20-30 gallons a day that get hauled into the paintcare bins. Most of the paint we receive is Behr. People love the program and usually don't mind the fee but many people abuse it by leaving coatings that are not approved by the paintcare program and then we are responsible for the disposal.
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