Volunteers from the Northhampton Community shed brought their local Scout Hall back to life using leftover paint from Community RePaint Northampton.

Community RePaint Northampton, operating out of the ‘The Paint Shop’, has helped brighten a local Scout Hall with leftover paint. Northampton Community Shed approached Community RePaint Northampton with a vision to turn the dark communal hall into a bright and welcoming space.

Northampton Community RePaint scout hall renovation

To do this they first needed some tips on where to start and some affordable paint. Community RePaint Northampton was more than happy to help. A scheme within the Community RePaint Network, Community RePaint Northampton is hosted by Northampton Partnership Homes, which manages Northampton Council’s housing services. Operating through The Paint shop they collect, inspect and redistribute second-hand paint to those in need in Northampton.

The shop front of The Paint Shop, the Community RePaint Northampton scheme. In the window is the Community RePaint logo and a few paint containers.

The project took several weeks, and once completed made the Moulton Scout Hall a much more inviting space. This is a perfect example of how leftover paint, which would have otherwise gone to waste, has been able to brighten spaces and lives. The Community Shed group did a fantastic job and had this to say:

‘The interior of the Scout Hall is now much lighter and brighter than before. The members and Trustees of Northampton Community Sheds would like to thank the Paint Shop colleagues for their cooperation in supplying the paint, and for the help and advice given.’

Do you have a community project that needs affordable paint? Visit our website to find out more about Community RePaint, your local scheme and ReColour, our Remanufactured paint for large projects.


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