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Old 09-27-2011, 01:49 PM   #1
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What to do with extra paint?

I bought 4 cans thinking it would be necessary to paint the kitchen. But in the end it seems I'll only use just two (if even).

So I have 2 cans of a color I hate - what to do with them? Can I possibly add another tint and change the color to something else - like an orange by adding red?

Or am I just stuck with two cans of yellow paint with donation my only option?


At this present moment in time I am making cabinets for the kitchen - just in case you wanted to know what I'm doing when I'm not around.
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Old 09-27-2011, 03:23 PM   #2
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Donate them to Habitat for Humanity.


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Old 09-27-2011, 03:46 PM   #3
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Donate them to Habitat for Humanity.
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Old 09-27-2011, 06:40 PM   #4
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Donate or keep them for later use............sometimes you need paint to spruce up a basement wall or closets............I keep most of my leftover paint and after a while I put what's left in a 5 gallon bucket and see what color I come up with...........usually a taupe, perfect for some hidden away room or closet.
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:51 PM   #5
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This summer i have been on a major mission to eliminate 30 years of left over paints.
I have a sheet of plywood with rosin paper on it ( with boards around side to make trough) and pour out a gal and spread thin. I have a blower fan on it all the time.
Dries out a gal in about 2 days.
I hear in the hot west- pour out thin on hot sand- takes a couple hours..
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Old 09-27-2011, 08:20 PM   #6
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You can go back to the paint store and ask them to re-tint them.


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