FAQ: Clean Up
To keep left-over paint, scrape any paint off the underside of the lid of the can before closing firmly and storing in a dry, cool area. There are touch up kits available which use plastic containers to store small amounts of paint which can then be applied directly from the container with an applicator. Both Uni-Pro and Wagner touch-up kits can be ordered and purchased from your local Inspirations store.
Dispose of leftover paint waste in an environmentally friendly way using Dulux Envirosolutions Waste Paint Hardener, which turns water-based paints into solid waste for easy household disposal. Oil-based paints need to be disposed of by pouring the excess onto an absorbent material such as kitty litter, cardboard or shredded paper. Allow to dry and dispose with your normal household waste collection. For the disposal of larger quantities of paint, contact your local council.
To begin the clean-up remove as much excess paint as possible by brushing or rolling out on newspaper. Where water-based paint is concerned, wash brushes, rollers and other equipment in water. Remember that turps is needed when using oil-based paints. It is vital to rinse equipment well and, if necessary, straighten brush bristles with an old comb. To save time, mess and water use a Rota Cota® Rolla Cleana to clean roller covers.