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Habitat to hold paint drive in October

By Staff reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha and Putnam ReStore will hold a paint drive of leftover but usable latex paint this month in order to boost supplies during the winter months.

Paint is generally donated in very small quantities and a large variety of colors, and often the paint is not useable due to the presence of rust. Thanks to a donation from the Sustainable Kanawha Valley Initiative, the Habitat ReStore has purchased the proper equipment needed to filter, strain and blend all quantities of leftover latex paint and turn it into a useful product. While most paint colors produced are tan, brown and taupe, other colors may be purchased upon availability.

Leftover but still usable latex paint can be dropped off at the Habitat ReStore, the Charleston Family YMCA and the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce. Remixed paints will be available for purchase every day at the Habitat ReStore, located at 301 Piedmont Road, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. After the paint drive, latex paint will continue to be accepted at the Habitat ReStore as a tax-deductible donation.

 The Habitat ReStore will only accept latex paint. Oil-based paints and other liquids including stains, epoxy, chemicals, unmarked containers and thinners cannot be accepted. The label on latex paints will state that only soap and water are required for cleanup.

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