Latex Paint Tips

Buy only what you need whenever possible.

Store paint properly so it lasts for years by covering the opening with plastic wrap and replacing the lid, making sure the lid fits securely and the paint doesn’t leak. Store the paint can upside down.

Use remaining paint on touch-up jobs and smaller projects, or as a primer.

• Donate or exchange your leftover paint to community groups, including theatre groups, schools, and churches.

• Oil-based paints are toxic. They should be taken to the Jefferson County Household Hazardous Waste Facility during business hours,  Fridays, 10 am to 12 pm and 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm.