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As many of us agree, it’s better to have too much than not enough. When it comes to a painting project, this principle couldn’t be more apposite. However, this usually means that people end up with more paint than they need, leaving them in an inconvenient position. After all, you can’t just toss out fresh, liquid paint. Furthermore, oil-based paints are considered hazardous household waste, and require specialized steps for lawful and safe disposal.
If you have some semi-full or full cans of leftover paint that you have no room and no use for, continue reading to learn your options for safely disposing them in your town.
Throwing Away Fresh Pain
As mentioned, oil-based paints are deemed hazardous, so they
cannot be thrown away in the regular garbage. If you have leftover cans full of
liquid, oil-based paint, contact your local government’s office for instructions
on proper and acceptable procedures for your county. For all other types of
paint, you can either let the paint harden, make the paint harden, or donate a
fuller can to a resale store near you.
Let the Paint Harden
If you only have a tiny bit of paint left in the can, simply
let the remainder dry by leaving it uncovered for 24 to 36 hours. Check that it
is entirely dry by inserting a tooth pick or paint stirrer into the paint. If
it comes out clean, the paint is dry enough. If it won’t puncture the surface,
the paint is fully dry. Once the paint is entirely dry, you are safe to toss it
in your own garage, but place them in a plastic bag first just to be safe from
Harden the Paint Yourself
If you have a little to moderate amount of liquid paint left
in the can, you can implement a few strategies to expedite the hardening
process. The most effective method is to use a waste paint hardener, which can
be purchase online or at any local home improvement store. You just mix it in
and wait for the paint to cure. You other option is to find your own solid
debris and use it to thicken up the leftover paint, such as saw dust,
newspaper, and similar absorbent materials.
Donate Full Paint Cans
There are several places that will accept your full cans of
leftover paint. Check with local resale stores, or place a listing online for
free paint. Ask your neighbors, friends, family, and coworkers to spread the
word that you have free paint. Churches are another great consideration for
donating leftover paint.
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Painting is a tedious and delicate project that requires a certain degree of organization, commitment, and technique. Professional painting crews make all of these qualities look as if they come easy, but we novice painters know this to be untrue. There are many techniques and methods that professional painters use to achieve those flawless and rich results we are so fondly jealous of. Fortunately, you too can learn some of these professional painting tips that would never otherwise be revealed!
Continue reading to learn the secrets to achieving a professional-grade paint job, and make your next interior project your best yet!
When you tape up baseboards before painting, it can seem
like a pretty straightforward task. Apply the tape so that the woodwork is
covered and move on; right? Well, many times, after the painting is finished
and the tape is removed, you can find streaks or drops that managed to seep
their way through. To avoid this, do what the pro’s do and use a putty knife to
apply the painting tape on baseboards and molding. Press the knife against the
tape to ensure a thorough seal. This prevents any paint from getting through.
Hole-Patching and Sanding
One of the most important steps to painting is preparation.
Preparation of course includes choosing the proper paint, deciding on a color,
purchasing needed supplies, and laying out protective drop canvas for flooring
and furniture. But when we mentioned preparation in terms of what the
professionals suggest, we mean hole-patching and sanding. All holes and deficits should be filled in
with a joint-compound patching product, smoothed down evenly, and allowed to
dry completely. Once these areas of dry, you can sand away all the uneven
It is vital to sand away any surface flaws, like spackle,
joint-compound patches, nicks, nail holes, scores, scratches, chips, and more
the best you can. Do this using a fine grit sandpaper and sanding pole. The
fine grit will protect your walls from over-sanding, while the pole will allow
you to reach all the way to the high walls and ceiling. Sand baseboards,
molding, walls, and more to get an even smooth surface. Once you have an even
and smooth surface, you can move forward with your painting project.
Paint and Primer
When joint compound is painted over, it can sometimes absorb
all the moisture from the paint and leave a duller, discolored look. This makes
all the patched areas on a wall noticeable. To avoid this problem, which
professionals refer to as “flashing”, be sure to apply a primer to your walls
before painting. But to paint like a professional, don’t just use any primer,
use a tinted primer. Although white primer is acceptable and frequently used,
professionals typically use a gray-colored primer, or a primer that is close to
the color of the finishing paint. This covers patched areas and existing paint
better than plain white or ivory primers. This results in a more vibrant finish
and less applications.
Although you can purchase the same color in five cans, it is
not guaranteed that all five cans will look exactly the same. This can be
evident in a paint job when a new container is opened halfway through painting.
It can result in a different color tones on a wall. To avoid this, professionals
“box” their paint by pouring all cans into one large bucket to achieve one
Ever wonder why a self-paint job looks streaky and a
professional’s is always smooth and even? Well the secret is adding a paint
extender or paint conditioner into your paint. Popular products, like Floetrol,
are designed to slow down the drying process of the paint, allowing a more even
application and finish. Not only do paint extenders hide brush strokes, they
also eliminate dark lap marks from painting over semi-dried paint.
When ceilings are textured or bumpy, it can be virtually
impossible to paint a clean line between the wall and the ceiling. For this
reason, professionals will use a screwdriver to scrape a ridge along the edge
of the walls and ceiling. This creates a platform for painting a smooth
straight line between ceiling and wall and prevents paint from sticking to
ceiling bumps. The resulting ridge should be fine enough so that the lost
texture is never noticed, but wide enough for brush bristles to fit.
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