It's important that all paint is disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner.
If you are planning to continue your painting project the next day, just keep the paint, brush and/or roller in the paint tray and cover with foil or plastic wrap. The next morning, run the brush or roller over a newspaper a few times and it will be ready to use.
Never dispose of unwanted paint by pouring it down household or stormwater drains.
Water-based paints can be treated with : . This product turns the liquid paint into a solid mass, which can then be disposed of responsibly. Unwanted oil-based paints can be disposed of by pouring the excess onto an absorbent material such as kitty litter, cardboard or shredded paper. Allow to dry prior to disposal. The empty can, once emptied, can be placed in household recycling bins.
Paintback® is an industry initiative to divert architectural and decorative waste paint from landfill by depositing unwanted paint to the local collection points. The scheme enables the collection and treatment of waste paint and waste packaging through participating sites around Australia. For more information on responsible paint disposal, visit .
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