So you painted your bedroom last year and have some leftover interior paint. Now it’s expired, and won’t mix well enough to use in any other rooms. What to do? If you throw out your expired interior paint, it will end up in the landfill and some runoff will probably end up in the water. No good for mother Earth. It’s not recyclable, even though the can is – but first, we have to figure out what to do with the paint inside!
-Make Art! Grab a piece of canvas or reclaimed wood and slather it in your expired paint. Use masking tape to parse out lines for styling, or add in some sand for texture. Then, you brag to all of your friends that you made it.
-Do some last minute touch-ups. Chances are you’ve missed a spot or scratched the wall at some point.
-Paint some furniture. You can buy unfinished furniture at a fraction of the cost of finished furniture, and while we think stains and lacquers look great, consider making a great accent piece with your leftover paint.
Not only will you have a fun project for the weekend with all of your leftover paint, but you’ll also make some space in the garage. Up next: How to upcycle that old paint can!