What types of paint will schemes accept?

Community RePaint schemes are happy to accept a range of coatings, of any brand, in reasonable condition.

Paint you can pass on
Improving waste management

Help us to make things better. Contact Martin, our Network Manager, to find an alternative way to manage leftover paint.

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Leftover trade paint solutions

Our schemes can offer a more economical and sustainable option than sending leftover paint for disposal.

Paint solutions
Ways to be sustainable

Recycling paint is not the only way you can be sustainable. Check out these other great resources.

Sustainability resources
Buying too much paint?

75% of us guess how much paint we need. Use this Dulux calculation to make a better estimation for your project.

Paint estimator tool
Frequently asked questions

Find answers to some commonly asked questions about the Community RePaint network.


Scheme information

Join us

If you are part of a community group, charity or local authority and would like to run a Community RePaint scheme, find out how to join us.

Set up a scheme
Incorrect scheme details

Do you run a Community RePaint scheme and have recently changed your contact details or opening times? Let us know the changes.

Update your scheme details
No scheme in your area?

Let your council know that you would like to be able to donate your leftover paint for reuse.

Find draft text to send here
Want to volunteer?

Our schemes offer a variety of voluntary opportunities. Find out more here.

Find a scheme

Find your nearest Community RePaint scheme to get paint for your project.

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Send us your stories

We would love to hear how your painting project has made a difference in your community.

Share your story with us

Guides and information

For press and media

If you would like to know more about the Community RePaint network please get in touch.

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How to store paint

Follow these steps to keep your paint in good condition.

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What paint should I use?

Find out what paint you can use for different rooms and surfaces.

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Guide to paint

A quick guide to common types of paint and the differences between them.

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Guide to primers

A quick guide to primers the differences between them.

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Emulsion paints

Tips and advice for using emulsion paint, including how to use, clean up and store them.

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Gloss paints

Tips and advice for using gloss paint, including how to use, clean up and store them.

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Got a question?

If there's a question you need to ask that isn't covered here, or if you'd like to let us know something then please get in touch.

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