Community RePaint Shetland, run by Shetland Arts, joined Community RePaint’s paint reuse network in the spring of 2023.

Shetland Arts work to promote, support and develop art in all forms across Shetland, so joining the network to enable paint reuse in Shetland, complements their ongoing work well.

The scheme stocks full and part-full containers of paint passed on for reuse by local householders, traders, retailers and manufacturers, which is then processed and made available for the general public, community groups and charities to purchase, from £2 per litre. A perfect paint option for those in the area looking to redecorate without breaking the bank, while preventing leftover paint from going to waste.

Community RePaint Shetland's paint display

To pick up paint for your project simply visit the scheme at its premises located at the Shetland Arts Development Agency in Mareel during its opening hours, Tuesday-Sunday, 9am-11pm.

Stock at Community RePaint schemes does vary throughout the year depending on what paint has recently been passed on for reuse by local businesses, traders and/or waste contractors in the area, so if you are looking for specific paint types or colours, we recommend contacting the scheme directly ahead of visiting, to find out if they have the paint you’re looking for in stock.

If you live in the area and have leftover paint in good condition you’d like to pass on for reuse to the scheme, simply drop off your unwanted paint at one of Community RePaint Shetland’s collection points (at the scheme or at the SIC’s Gremista Waste Management Facility) and Community RePaint Shetland will process it. Find out more here. 

A photograph of Community RePaint signage at the Gremista Waste Management Facility. The outside of Shetland Arts HQ, home to Community RePaint Shetland

Community RePaint is an award-winning paint reuse network, sponsored by Dulux, that provides a solution to the problem of over 50 million litres of paint being wasted in the UK each year. The network’s schemes collect, process and redistribute paint at an affordable cost to benefit individuals, families, communities and charities in need.

Find all details of our Community RePaint Shetland scheme here.

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