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Leftover Paint Removal & Disposal

After a painting job, you might find yourself with some leftover paint that requires proper handling and disposal. Ensuring safe paint disposal is crucial to protect the environment, and at Caliber Moving Services, we are here to assist you with the responsible disposal of your excess paint. Our team of friendly, professionally trained, and reliable experts will handle the process for you. However, before handing over your paint, it's essential to follow these best practices for preparing and disposing of old paint.

How to Prepare Different Paints for Disposal

Acrylic Paint Disposal:

For non-toxic acrylic paint, consider recycling, donating, or throwing it away. If your acrylic paint is toxic, take it to your area's hazardous products disposal facility. Here's what you can do:

  1. Dry the Paint: Avoid throwing liquid acrylic paint, as it can leak and contaminate the environment. Leave canisters open in a well-ventilated area to dry out the paint. For larger amounts, use a paint hardener, available at most hardware and paint specialty stores.
  2. Do NOT pour it out: Under no circumstances should you pour acrylic paint down drains or sinks, as it can cause environmental harm and clog drainage systems.

Call Caliber Moving Services:

Once your acrylic paint is properly prepared, get in touch with Caliber Moving Services to handle the disposal for you.

Latex Paint Disposal:

Latex paint disposal is relatively straightforward because it's not hazardous when completely dry.

  1. Dry the Paint: To properly dispose of liquid latex paint, leave canisters open in a well-ventilated area to dry out. For larger quantities, mix it with a paint hardener or consider adding kitty litter to aid in drying and solidification.
  2. Do NOT pour it out: Avoid pouring latex paint down drains or sinks, as hardened paint can lead to drain blockages.

Call Caliber Moving Services:

Once the latex paint is dried and ready for disposal, contact Caliber Moving Services to handle the leftover cans for you.

Oil-Based Paint Disposal:

Oil-based paints require special attention due to their petroleum distillates, which prevent them from drying out naturally.

  1. Dry the Paint: To prepare oil-based paints for disposal, use materials like kitty litter, newspaper, or store-bought paint hardeners to dry and harden the paint.
  2. Proper Disposal: Since oil-based paints are considered household hazardous waste, they must be disposed of through designated household hazardous waste collection events.

Why Trust Caliber Moving Services:

Choosing Caliber Moving Services for your paint disposal needs ensures a reliable and environmentally conscious approach. Beyond paint removal, we offer an extensive range of junk removal and moving services tailored to our clients' needs. By hiring our services, you'll benefit from:

  • Time Savings: We handle the entire paint disposal process, allowing you to focus on other priorities.
  • Environmentally Responsible: Caliber Moving Services shares your commitment to protecting the environment and ensures that your leftover paint is appropriately and responsibly disposed of.