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Discarding paint

Posted by sammy (My Page) on
Sun, Nov 20, 11 at 9:20

I need to get rid of old paint, some of it very old. I have decided to leave the paint open in an area of our yard until it dries out. (I hope to cover it in time if it rains.)

Could any of you tell me how long this might take, and if there is a better way? A contractor told me to use it up by painting boards until it was all gone. I have 9 or 10 small containers and 2 or 3 large ones.

I checked the search and found nothing about discarding paint.

Thanks,
Sammy (Tulsa, OK)


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RE: Discarding paint

You can add paint hardener to the can.

Here is a link that might be useful: Paint hardener


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RE: Discarding paint

That is wonderful. I ordered 5 of them, and hope it is enough. I have been wrestling with these paint cans for years and years. I had no idea there was a paint hardener.

Sammy


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RE: Discarding paint

Most county sanitation departments offer collection of paint, oil, tires, batteries. Contact your local county for info.


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RE: Discarding paint

Cat litter is a whole lot cheaper than that paint hardener


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