How to make the most of leftover paint

Learn how to dispose of leftover paint safely – the eco-friendly way.


  • If you still end up with leftover paint, can you re-use it? Storing leftover paint is easy as long as you keep the tins away from direct sunlight and in a dry environment. If you only have a small amount remaining, pour the leftover paint into old jam jars and store in a safe, dry place.


  • Tip: Leftover whites? Mix them together and use as base coat next time you decorate.


  • Someone else can use it? You could pass it on to neighbours or friends, or perhaps a local theatre group, community centre or school which may find a use for it.