Thinners disposal

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2022 12:49 pm do you guys dispose of paint thinners/waste paint in the local tips take this in containers etc

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2022 1:34 pm
Cat litter works real good for paint and thinners.
I have wood shavings from my wood shop that works good.
I don't usually have any thinners to get rid of, any used for cleaning
my gun goes back in a quart cup and sits for a couple weeks till it settles out
and then I pour it back into my "cleaning" cup to reuse.
The little bit of waste left over in the bottom gets soaked up with
a paper towel.
My left over paint goes into a cup left open till it dries or cures.
Then into the garbage. Sometimes I add a little activator to get it to
set up better.

(It's not custom painting-it's custom sanding)

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2022 8:28 pm
:goodpost: SAME HERE !
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2022 1:40 am
Cheers for the reply..i'll try those tips...i get so much thinners/paint mix left over it's hard to know how to dispose of it.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2022 2:44 am
The Scottish in me won't let me throw any old paint leftovers out. So I've got a lot of tins with a bit left in - you know, it could be handy one day ;)

Left over thinners always get used for cleaning spray guns. They also get used for resurrecting old paint brushes. It's great for dissolving old house paint off brushes.

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