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This week, Serena Gibbs from Godalming asked: “I’ve just finished decorating my home and have a couple of unopened paint tins left. What can I do with my leftover paint?”
Serena, we feel your pain. Working out how many paint tins you need for a big decorating project can feel like trying to guess how many sweets are inside a jar at the fairground, but it doesn’t have to be a guessing game. Next time, check out this easy step-by-step on how to calculate the right amount of paint for your space.
The good news is, there are loads of creative ways that you can use up that leftover paint and once you’re done painting, you can easily donate or recycle those leftover tins. To find out more, check our ideas and top tips below.