DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Painting Forum > Old Paint Disposal

Help Support House Repair Talk by donating using the link above.
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-19-2012, 07:40 AM  
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: State College, PA
Posts: 3
Default Old Paint Disposal

I was reading the paint storage thread and got some good ideas about how to store paint (and a great tip about donating extra to Habitat for Humanity,) but what about when you find paint that is too far gone? I'm talking 20 years old where the chunky liquid is concealed by a 1/2" thick solid skin on top.

Where I live, the only way I know is to dry it all out on a drop cloth or mix it with kitty litter to solidify everything, then put it out with the rest of the trash. As far as I know there is no nearby recycling for this.

Anything I'm missing? Thanks.

XJelvis is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2012, 11:18 AM  
Senior Member
imported_Workaholic's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 310

That pretty much covers it. There are some other additives that solidify it quicker than kitty litter I think it is called convertor but it is pricy then there is also something made by Rock Hard. Either way if you do not have a recycling center near you then this is probably your best bet.

Also if the paint does not smell bad then straining it may make it usable again but I would mix it well first then strain it.
imported_Workaholic is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off