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Instead of pigment-based colored paint, which requires artificially synthesized molecules, a UCF researcher has developed an alternative way to produce colored paint that is more natural, environmentally friendly and light weight.

Additionally, because plasmonic paint reflects the entire infrared spectrum, less heat is absorbed by the paint, resulting in the underneath surface staying 25 to 30 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than it would if it were covered with standard commercial paint, the researcher says.

We oversee Washington's statewide paint recycling program, operated by a manufacturers' stewardship organization. The program makes it easier for Washington residents and some businesses to recycle their unused and unwanted paint.

First, call a paint drop-off site to confirm their business hours and ensure they accept your paint. All your paint containers need to have lids and original labels. And make sure to load them in your vehicle securely.

PaintCare will accept latex paint from anyone, including households and businesses. However, the program only accepts oil-based paints and other paints that may be dangerous waste from households or small quantity generators. To find out if you are a small quantity generator, visit our generator status page.

Empty paint containers should be recycled or sent to an appropriate solid waste facility. Non-empty paint containers need to be taken to a paint drop-off site or otherwise safely disposed. Contact your city or county recycling coordinator or solid waste service provider if you have questions about what can be disposed in your curbside bins.

Rinse brushes and painting equipment in a sink or basin that can capture the rinse water, so the rinse water can be disposed of in a sanitary sewer (i.e., sink or toilet). Sanitary sewer systems can digest rinse water into harmless products. However, do not pour undiluted paint into a sink or toilet.

Lead-based paint and lead-contaminated dust are some of the most widespread and hazardous sources of lead exposure for young children in the United States. Approximately 29 million housing units have lead-based paint hazards including deteriorated paint and lead-contaminated house dust. About 2.6 million of these are home to young children.

Lead-based paints were banned for residential use in 1978. Homes built in the U.S. before 1978 are likely to have some lead-based paint. When the paint peels and cracks, it makes lead paint chips and dust. Any surface covered with lead-based paint where the paint may wear by rubbing or friction is likely to cause lead dust including windows, doors, floors, porches, stairways, and cabinets.

Children can be exposed to lead if they chew on surfaces coated with lead-based paint, such as window sills and door edges. They can also be exposed if they eat flaking paint chips or eat or breathe in lead dust.

Effective May 3rd, 2022, Westchester County has partnered with PaintCare to greatly expand the County's pain recycling program. A variety of paints will now be accepted for recycling at the County's Household Material Recovery Facility (HMRF) in Valhalla AND all upcoming Household Recycling Day Evets (HRDs). For additional PaintCare drop-off locations visit PaintCare's website.

Real Milk Paint comes in 56 unique colors! From traditional, old-world colors to modern, bright hues there is a non-toxic paint option for everyone. Our exclusive milk paint formula is made with 100% organic ingredients, non-toxic, food contact safe, VOC free, and even biodegradable/compostable. This powdered paint is mixed with water right before use and lasts up to 2 weeks in liquid form.

Each Quart contains a bag with 2-1/2 cups of powdered milk paint and a mixing marble. Take lid off can. Remove plastic bag with the powder. We recommend that you only mix a portion of the powder at one time in the can.

For the purpose of this standard, paint stripping operations are those that perform paint stripping using methylene chloride (MeCl) for the removal of dried paint (including but not limited to paint, enamel, varnish, shellac, and lacquer) from wood, metal, plastic, and other substrates at area sources. Miscellaneous surface coating operations are those that involve the spray application of coatings that contain compounds of chromium (Cr), lead (Pb), manganese (Mn), nickel (Ni), or cadmium (Cd).

Thanks to convenient drop off sites, consumers now have a way to ensure the collection, reuse, and recycling of architectural paint. Looking for a drop off location? Visit the Paint Care New York program page (leaves DEC website) for participating sites and the latest program information.

Producers of architectural paint sold into the state must take part in a postconsumer paint collection and recycling program following the DEC approved plan. The program covers "architectural paint" and includes interior and exterior architectural coatings sold in containers of five gallons or less including house paint and primers (latex or oil-based), stains, deck and concrete sealers, and clear finishes (e.g., varnishes, shellacs).

Retailers - Retailers of architectural paint can only offer for sale architectural paint products and brands belonging to producers who are registered with the program. Retailers of architectural paint are given the opportunity to voluntarily participate as a waste paint drop-off site.

Municipalities - Local municipalities, by participating as waste paint drop-off sites, benefit from the postconsumer paint collection program since costs associated with the management of waste paint that ends up in the municipal waste streams will be covered by the program.

Producers - Since the program's implementation, producers are prohibited from selling or offering for sale, architectural paint in the state unless the producer and their brands are registered with the DEC as participating in an approved program.

Producers or retailers can no longer sell, or offer for sale, architectural paint to consumers in New York unless the producer and their brands participate in the program and are registered with PaintCare.

Under the law, architectural paint producers, who sell paint in or into New York State, need to implement a postconsumer paint collection program, either individually or cooperatively with other producers. Participants submitted postconsumer paint collection program plans to DEC by July,2020. The postconsumer paint collection program is funded by a small fee, "the PaintCare fee," incorporated into the price of covered products at the time of purchase.

PaintCare Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that represents paint producers in other states that have implemented similar programs, submitted a draft plan on behalf of producers who sell architectural paint in New York State.

DEC granted a conditional approval (PDF) to PaintCare on its revised postconsumer paint collection program plan submitted to the Department on December 1, 2021. Read more about the PaintCare New York Paint Stewardship Program Plan. (PDF, 28 MB)

DEC issued an enforcement discretion letter (PDF, March 2021) regarding conditionally exempt small quantity generator provisions. This letter addresses authorized destination facilities and regulatory flexibility for collection of postconsumer paint.

Please note that the colors you see on your monitor may vary slightly from the actual paint colors. For best results, write down the name or number of your color, bring it to your local Glidden retailer, and look for the actual color chip on the Glidden color display.

All children's products, and some furniture, for adults and children, must not contain a concentration of lead greater than 0.009 percent (90 parts per million) in paint or any similar surface coatings. Household paint must also meet this requirement. Paint or any similar surface coatings for consumer use exceeding 0.009 percent by weight of the total nonvolatile content of the paint (90 parts per million) and products specified in 16 CFR 1303.1 that bear such paint or coatings are banned hazardous products.

Printing inks, materials such as pigments for plastic that become part of an article itself, and materials such as ceramic glaze and electroplated coatings that become bonded to the surface of a product are NOT paints or similar surface coating materials. See 16 CFR 1303.2(b)(1) for more detail. Printing inks refer to inks used for printing on paper. Inks used to print on textiles are addressed in another question in this document.

In addition to those products that are sold directly to consumers, the lead in paint and surface coatings regulation applies to products that are used or enjoyed by consumers after sale, such as paints used in residences, schools, hospitals, parks, playgrounds, and public buildings or other areas where consumers will have direct access to the painted surface. Paints for boats and cars are not covered by the regulation.

If you have a product subject to the regulation on lead in paint and similar surface coatings, you must be able to certify, in a written certificate of conformity, that your product does not contain levels of lead in excess of the 0.009 percent limit (90 parts per million). Your certificate of conformity must meet the following requirements:

Children's Products: Conduct third party testing on each children's product (primarily intended for children 12 or younger) from a CPSC-accepted laboratory. Based upon test results that confirm your product does not contain levels of lead in paint that violate the limit, you must issue a Children's Product Certificate. The correct citation to include in the CPC for this total lead content requirement is: 16 CFR Part 1303. 041b061a72


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