This week we caught up with Patch Kendall who is in the process of opening a brand new Community RePaint scheme in Workington.

lady in red dungarees, smiling next to shelves of paint
Patch Kendall, already filling up shelves at Community RePaint Workington -opening soon


Hi Patch! Tell us, how did you hear about the Community RePaint network?

I have known about RePaint since its beginnings in the 1990s. I eventually discovered a RePaint in Wigon and over the years have used it regularly.

What motivated you to set up a Community RePaint scheme?

The environmental impact paint has on the planet and the social impact too. Reclaimed paint is usable, sold cheaper. This helps people on low incomes as well as community organisation working within tight budgets.

Who do you hope will benefit from your scheme?

Absolutely everybody. Whatever their circumstances, the more paint we pass on the more we can get in, less impacts the environment.

Do you have any testimonials, quotes or anecdotes to share?

Even though we’re not quite open yet, I have sold some paint to a lady who was decorating her son’s bedroom. She is on a low income and was delighted with the two tins she’s purchased. She estimated a saving of Β£10.

That’s fantastic!Β 

paint pots ready for purchase on shelving

For Patch, the mission is simple: to save as much paint as possible from going into landfill and polluting the environment and making it available to organisations, low income families and individuals.

Thank you Patch for sharing your work, and for joining us in the fight to save paint from going to waste!

Community RePaint Workington hosted by The Oval Paint Pot is coming soon.


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