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Frequently asked questions about paint usage

How do I know how much paint I will need for the job?


How should I dispose of waste while painting – left over paint, empty cans, rags, cotton waste, and so on?
All liquid waste (paints, lacquers, solvents, white spirit used for cleaning tools) must be taken to a hazardous waste facility for disposal. No liquid paint products may be disposed of by pouring into drains or onto the ground.

Dry or empty paint cans may be disposed of in a landfill along with other domestic waste.

Plastic containers used to contain lacquer or latex paint may be re-used for household purposes after thorough cleaning . Do not store any food or beverages in such containers.

NB! Porous materials, such as kitchen rolls, cotton waste or rags soaked in varnish, linseed oil, wood oil or other natural oils are highly combustible. Such materials must be soaked with water for storage before disposal, dried outdoors, or burnt immediately after use.


How should I clean brushes and rollers?

Is it always necessary to thin paint?

What is the “tinting charge” added to the price of paint by the retailer?

How can I remove paint stains from clothing?

What does the price of paint consist of?