|Watch a video that shows how to dispose of latex paint.
You can dispose of latex paint in the garbage if you dry it out it first. Here’s how.
Instead of cat litter, you can use a commercial paint hardener. Follow the instructions on the label.
For very small amounts, you can paint on cardboard or newspaper and discard the newspaper/cardboard in the garbage when dry.
Oil-based paint is hazardous and must be disposed of at one of our household hazardous waste collection sites
Know how much paint you need before you go to the paintstore. Painting projects require about one gallon of paint to cover 400 square feet of smooth surface. You can save money and avoid waste by getting the right amount of paint for your project.
Use this calculator to find how much paint you need for a RECTANGULAR room. Enter the height of the room and the lengths of the shorter and longer walls. Click Calculate to see how much paint to buy.
Use this calculator to find how much paint you need for an entire project. One by one, enter the height and length of the surfaces you want to paint. Click the Add to Project button after you enter the dimensions of each surface. The calculator keeps a running total of the surface area for your entire project.
NOTE: A rough-textured surface will require more paint than a smooth surface, so if you're on the margin, you may want to buy more.