When you have a home renovation or other project in which you'll be giving a room a fresh coat of paint, one of your first stops will be to visit your local paint store to find the appropriate color for the job. While you might be tempted to make a beeline to the type of paint that you frequently use, don't miss out on the opportunity to inquire about whether the store carries recycled paint. Many paint stores are starting to stock this product, which can be a good alternative to traditional paints. Here are some reasons that buying a can of recycled paint for your job at home is a good idea.
It's Environmentally Friendly
People who buy paint but don't finish the entire can will often return it to their local paint store, which will ship it to a paint recycling facility. Manufacturers will take different types of old paint and mix them with new paint to complete the recycling process. When you make the decision to buy recycled paint, you're doing something that is good for the environment — just as when you buy other recycled products. You're essentially giving a second life to a product that would otherwise not be used.
It's A Good Price
When you take a look at some cans of recycled paint and compare them to the paint that you'd otherwise plan to buy for your project, you'll often notice that the former product is a good price. Many paint stores price their recycled paint at less than their standard paint, as this can further be an incentive for customers to buy it. If you have a significant painting job and need to buy a couple of cans, the cost savings of buying the recycled product may be considerable compared to standard paint.
There's No Visual Difference
Provided that you choose the proper colors, you could buy a can of recycled paint, another can of standard paint, use both paints to cover two adjacent walls, and not be able to tell the difference. Don't make the mistake of assuming that because one type of paint is recycled, it's not going to give you the look that you want. Recycled paint will give you a look that is consistent with buying and using a can of standard paint. Your local paint store employee will be happy to talk to you more about the merits of recycled paint and show you some samples.