Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I purchase your paint?
You can pick up 1 gallon or 5 gallon buckets of quality recycled paint at the following locations.
Habitat for Humanity Restore - Lima, Ohio (Website)
Habitat for Humanity Restore - Findlay, Ohio (Website)
Habitat for Humanity Restore - Troy, Ohio (Website)
Habitat for Humanity Restore - Bellefontaine, Ohio (Website)
Habitat for Humanity Restore - Columbus, Ohio (Website)
Habitat for Humanity Restore - Springfield, Ohio (Website)
Habitat for Humanity Restore - Urbana, Ohio
What colors do you carry?
We stock tan, white, gray, blue, red, and green quality recycled paint. Click here to see some of our colors.
How much does it cost to dispose of my old latex paint?
We charge $2 per gallon container or smaller, and $50 for a yard (gaylord) container on a skid. We offer disposal services from April 1st through October 15th each year. To scehdule a drop off, please call 419-333-1160.
Do you recycle oil-based paints and stains?
No. We only accept latex paint for recycling.
How do I know if my paint is latex, or oil-based?
Latex paints cans will often use the terms latex, acrylic, water-based, or water clean-up on the container. Oil-based paints, however will often use the terms oil, alkyd, combustible, or flammable on the packaging.
Can I put my old paint out with the trash?
If your latex paint has completely hardened, it is safe to put out with the trash. The more paint that is left in the can, the longer it takes to harden. Oil-based paints and stains should be disposed of through your local solid waste district office.
Can I dispose of my paint myself?
Yes. There are a couple of safe methods of disposing of latex paint including:
- Contact a local paint recycler (Yes, that's us!)
- Lay out several layers of old newspaper and pour the remaining contents of the paint container. Allow it to completely dry. Roll up the dried paint and put it out for the trash.
- Mix the leftover paint with kitty litter or mulch to allow it to properly dry. Put the dried paint out for the trash.
Do you offer discounts on bulk purchases?
Yes! Contact us directly at 419-333-1160 for discounts on you next bulk purchase.
Recycled paint has many diverse applications. Some of the most common include:
- Use as a primer for new paint
- Rental Properties
- Graffiti Cover-up
- Farm & building
- Charity projects
- Budget-friendly home projects