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Sustainable Solutions: Prolonging the Life of Your Paint

In an age where environmental consciousness is paramount, we're always looking for ways to make our everyday practices more sustainable. When it comes to painting, choosing the right products and employing smart techniques can not only help you achieve a professional finish but also contribute to a cleaner, greener future.

Here are some clever ideas to make your paint last longer while reducing waste and environmental impact:

  1. Choose Quality Paint: Invest in high-quality, durable paint that will stand the test of time. Look for paints with low or zero volatile organic compounds (VOCs) to reduce harmful emissions and improve indoor air quality. Paint Place have a wide range of low or no-VOC paints. Just ask in-store.

  2. Proper Storage: Store your paint cans properly to prolong their shelf life. Keep them in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and extreme temperatures. Make sure the lids are tightly sealed to prevent drying out.

  3. Use the Right Tools: Using high-quality brushes and rollers can make a big difference in the longevity of your paint job. Good tools will help you apply the paint more evenly and smoothly, reducing the need for touch-ups in the future.

  4. Practice Careful Prep Work: Properly preparing the surface before painting can help your paint job last longer. Clean and sand surfaces as needed and use a primer to ensure proper adhesion.

  5. Store Leftover Paint Properly: If you have leftover paint, store it in airtight containers to prevent drying out. Label the containers with the colour and date for easy identification.

  6. Paint with Purpose: Plan your painting projects carefully to avoid excess waste. Measure the area you need to paint accurately and buy only the amount of paint you need.

  7. Disposing of your unwanted paint: Paintback has over 165 locations around Australia. They take your unwanted paint and packaging and dispose of it safely, diverting it from landfill and vital waterways.

By following these simple tips, you can extend the life of your paint and contribute to a more sustainable future. Together, we can make a difference, one paint job at a time.

For more advice, visit your local Paint Place store.



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