Disposing of unwanted paint can be difficult because paint is considered a hazardous waste that can leech into the ground when in liquid form. Here’s a tip for drying out paint to simplify disposal.

Stir sawdust or cat litter into the container until the paint is covered and let it sit until the mixture is dry. Depending on the regulations in your area you may be able to discard the dried paint with your household garbage. Check with your state environmental protection agency for specific guidelines in your area.

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Joe Truini

Joe Truini

Radio Show Co-Host

Joe Truini is a contractor, author, and the host of “Simple Solutions” on Today’s Homeowner TV and the weekly Today’s Homeowner radio show. He has worked on both large commercial projects and residential remodeling, and has written for national publications such as This Old House and Popular Mechanics. He has also written eight books, including three best-selling shed-building books. Joe lives in Connecticut with his family and enjoys hiking, traveling, and baseball in his spare time.

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