13 Apr '11, 1pm

Fact of the Day: Approximately 64M gallons of paint each year are left over when jobs are done #reduce

Fact of the Day: Approximately 64M gallons of paint each year are left over when jobs are done #reduce

Approximately 64 million gallons of paint each year are left over when jobs are done. Using a paint roller can help spread that paint a lot faster. There are even special textured paint rollers available, with sleeves designed to produce a variety of patterns. Make sure you don’t throw away that paint roller after the project is done. Get Started Clean the roller immediately after use. Scrape excess paint off with a putty knife or paint stirrer to aid in the process Not done but taking a break? Wrap the roller in plastic wrap or a damp rag if you stop painting for more than a few minutes, preventing build-up Moisten the roller with water or paint thinner before use. This can help prevent paint from drying on the roller Become a Pro Share painting supplies with friends and neighbors, less to buy and less to waste Volunteer to help a friend paint their space. You can bring y...

Full article: http://earth911.com/tips/reuse-your-roller/

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