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any ideas on what to do with all the many paint samples??

Posted by catt11 (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 3, 13 at 10:55

We are in the process of painting every room of our house and after trying out numerous Ben Moore samples for each room (both the smaller sample bottles as well as many pint sized paint samples) we have ended up with 20-25 different samples!

With all this left-over paint, many in almost full pint containers, the only thing I could think of was to use them up on a few outside lawn ornaments but would "inside" paint hold up outside with weather affecting it? Any other ideas on what to do with all these samples of paint? It seems like such a waste to just dispose of them. Can anyone else out there tell me what they did with their left over samples? Thanks!


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RE: any ideas on what to do with all the many paint samples??

Use them to paint a room that you don't care about like a store room or furnace room....you can mix a couple of them to get more quantity if need be....


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RE: any ideas on what to do with all the many paint samples??

habitat for humanity


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RE: any ideas on what to do with all the many paint samples??

double post

This post was edited by christophern on Wed, Mar 6, 13 at 17:54


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RE: any ideas on what to do with all the many paint samples??

habitat's restore will only take unused full gallons....


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RE: any ideas on what to do with all the many paint samples??

BM told me that this paint is their lowest quality premium paint line (Ben). So it's not poor quality paint (SW said theirs was junk not to be used to paint walls.)

I've heard some people take them to school theater groups. A crafter might be able to use them too. You can make them into chalk paint or use for decorative objects.

If some of the colors are similar, you can mix them all together to paint something larger like a closet.


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RE: any ideas on what to do with all the many paint samples??

habitat's restore will only take unused full gallons....

really? I did not know that.


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RE: any ideas on what to do with all the many paint samples??

I think what habitat takes varies by store.

Our store will anything that's marked with the color and at least 1/2 full.


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RE: any ideas on what to do with all the many paint samples??

I mixed them together and painted the interior of the smaller closets, the non-walk-in ones. When the closet is in use, most of it is not seen anyway.


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