Staff and volunteers from Community RePaint Cornwall have been collecting paint that would otherwise have gone for disposal and redistributed it to individuals, charities and community groups at affordable prices to help brighten homes and community spaces.
In the past 5 years the scheme has prevented more than 11,600 litres of paint from going to waste. This has brightened the lives of over 10,300 lives in Cornwall and surrounding communities. The scheme collects useable, leftover paint from businesses, retailers and paint manufacturers in the local area.
This has included projects such as Beach Guardian, a Community Interest Company based in Cornwall that used leftover paint from the scheme to brighten up their mission centre, where groups come along to find out more about their work and then walk to the beach for a beach clean! The scheme has also bought colour to the beautiful beaches of Cornwall, providing leftover paint for food stalls.
Before and after for the Beach Guardians HQ
Food stalls at a beach in Cornwall
If you are a trader, manufacturer, or retailer with leftover paint you can contact the scheme to find out how they can help you.
If you need paint to redecorate your home, or if you are a charity or community group in need of paint for a project, get in touch with Community RePaint Cornwall to find out more firstname.lastname@example.org / 07480 135818, or visit them during their opening hours to purchase paint.
They are based at Prosperity Paint Place, 84-86 Stennack Road, Holmbush, St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 3JQ and are open Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm, and Thursday: 10 am – 1 pm.