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I take the lids off and let dry. I have 3 cans at the shop in the process of drying as i type this post.
 

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Dump in a fiver and donate to Habitat For Humanities or similar when full
 

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There is that "converter" stuff at the paint store
It seems a little expensive though
Probably just vermiculite...lol (plant soil additive)

We used to spread latex on cardboard to dry it, but now cb's a valuable industrial commodity (recyclable), so can't do that anymore
 

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I use it ALL.
And also buy mistints...

Last project that used up most of my surplus was a bunkhouse on a ranch.
Client DID NOT CARE what color was used.
I think we got rid of 25gallons on that job.
Oh, it ended up a sage kinda medium green because I held back some of the darker product.
Sometimes I tip a little in the bucket to tint primer.
r
 

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There is that "converter" stuff at the paint store
It seems a little expensive though
Yeah, everytime I saw that stuff it was super expensive...
 

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There is that "converter" stuff at the paint store
It seems a little expensive though
Probably just vermiculite...lol (plant soil additive)

We used to spread latex on cardboard to dry it, but now cb's a valuable industrial commodity (recyclable), so can't do that anymore
I got a sample of Rock Hard paint hardener from my paint rep. It's made by Rock Miracle. A 5 gal pail of it will "harden" about 100 gals of paint and costs about $140. Kind of steep. And it doesn't so much harden it as turn it into a jelly. Just for fun, I put 1/2 Tblsp. into a cup of water, and it solidified it within about a minute. If allowed to dry out you'll be left with a few little rocks at the bottom of the container. Fill up the container with water again and it will gel up again.
 

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I also would like to point out that the way you work make a difference on the environment. I found that by filling a five gallon bucket with water and using it to clean my tools, the paint gets to the bottom and I can use the same water throughout the job wasting much less water. I can then poor the water at the top of the bucket and wait a later time to scoop out the paint at the bottom of the bucket and trash it.
Myriam
 

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Why not use those solids, generated in cleanup, dumped into primer?

Put it on a wall.
Better than "trashing" it !
r
 
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