Paint is essentially three things: a pigment, which gives the paint color; a liquid base (sometimes called a binder) that holds the paint together, and a solvent that creates the paint’s emulsion. The type of liquid is the biggest difference between types of paint, how they need to be stored, and your paint disposal options when it comes to getting rid of unused or damaged products. Today we’re going to cover the three major types: acrylics, latex, and oil-based paints, their pros and cons, and your paint disposal options when using them. [Read more…]
Can I Dispose of Latex Paint at Home?
Remodeling, interior design, or spare paint cans from when you last painted the house (or maybe the time before that): we’ve all got extra paint at home. Much of modern paint is latex paint – and while it has upsides versus traditional oil-based paint – it still isn’t easy to dispose of. If you’re looking to dispose of latex paint at home, learn what your options are and how you might want to seek other options for a better environmental impact. [Read more…]