5 DIY Leftover Paint Projects
5 Simple Leftover Paint Projects
Many of our customers call in asking what they can do to get rid of their leftover paint. Most of the time we advise them to let it dry out if they cannot find a new purpose for it. If you’re one of the many who has had a hard time figuring out what to do with your leftover paint, then you’re in luck!
Below are five practical DIY leftover paint projects you can take on:
1. Bring Old Furniture Back to Life
If you have an old piece of furniture taking up space in your home, consider giving it a face-life with a fresh coat of paint! If you’re looking to add some rustic charm to your home, scout out some garage sales to find the perfect, cheap antique for this project. You can repaint any piece of furniture, like a dresser, your leftover paint will cover up imperfections and bring that old piece back to life. Get creative, use sandpaper after you’ve done a coat to give the piece a rustic, distressed look that will add character to any room.
2. Repaint or Accent a Door
Want to make an impression on your guests, why not make a grander entrance! Use your leftover paint on your front door, a bright colored door is a great eye-catching addition to any home. If you’re a little less daring, paint the insets of an interior door instead, this can highlight its details and make it really pop.
3. Paint Pots, Vases and Outdoor Accessories
Painting flower pots, vases and other outdoor accessories are an easy DIY project you can accomplish in just a few hours. If you have kids, this could be a great project for them to get creative with! Grab some white pots and transform them into pieces of art. If you already have vases that are tired, refurbish them with a new pattern. Since you’ve probably used the paint in a room of your home, use these as accessories in that same room as a complement.
4. Stencil a Design on a Wall
Stenciling a wall can be a tedious DIY project, but the end result can really transform a room and make it stand out. You can purchase stencils of your choice from a craft or home improvement story, if you’re extra artsy and want to save money you can even make your own. Be careful as you lay down your pattern, ensuring it’s straight and level.
Here’s a great DIY stencil tutorial if you need help.
5. Create One of a Kind Art for Your Home
If you’ve got a lot of leftover paint in various colors, why not creating your own piece of art! Take as much time as you want to work on a piece of contemporary art, or give your kids a day to paint their own canvas. The end result will give you a one of a kid piece to hang up in your home.
What Else Can You Do With Leftover Paint?
Storing leftover paint is always an option. While it may not be the most enthralling idea, it’s much better to save it for future use than to improperly dispose of it. Follow these steps to properly store leftover paint:
- Transfer leftover paint from large cans to smaller airtight containers.
- Put a label on the tub listing the color name and the room where it was used.
- Store containers in a place that’s safe from freezing and out of reach of children.
We hope you found this helpful! Remember if you don’t want your leftover paint or don’t have room to store it, ensure you’re properly disposing of it! For all of your other disposal needs call us at Waste Solutions 123!