Many customers with lovely lawns are concerned about what local painters do with dirty paint water after getting their job done. They are worried about painters possibly throwing it on the grass and could “ruin” it. Take note. This topic only applies to dirty paint water – not with oil-based paints and paint thinners.
Suppose you use oil-based paints and paint thinners. Never dump them anywhere, especially on the ground. They could kill the grass off, which may not grow back for a while. There are products that we use, and they clean up with ammonia.
Ammonia is not a fun product to work with, but it has not killed off any grass. Since it is not a very toxic chemical like paint thinner, you don’t need to return it to a center or let it settle for reuse later like you can with thinner.
Ideally, painters do not dump the dirty paint water in the middle of your lawn or anywhere that could be easily spotted. They will try to throw it somewhere inconspicuous, so it would not be a big eyesore in front or at the back of your house.
Reasons why it should not be dumped in the drain:
Most of the time, painters leave the leftover paints to the customers if they have touch-ups later on. But others don’t want it and think they won’t need it for future use, so they’ll ask to dispose of it.
The bottom line is that local painters – even house owners – should find the right and safer place to dispose of the dirty paint water. Aside from maintaining the cleanliness of the area, it is also essential to take care of the environment.
Paints usually remain on the tools, such as brushes and rollers. Of course, local painters would have to clean these to use them again another time. They will clean the painting tools using water, which ideally should be dumped into the grass.
Painters would have to find a suitable area where they can clean their brushes and rollers. Then, they must throw the water somewhere that won’t harm the environment, not a big eyesore. After all, no one wants to have a messy front lawn.
If the cleaning is done correctly, the dirty paint water won’t last long. One of the easiest ways to minimize it is to get some fresh water and dump that in the same spot to get rid of the big paint spot, including in the grass.
So that is how painters in Cleveland, Ohio, should deal with dirty paint water. The Picky Painters are a local painter and are recommended in our area since we are right on a lake, so our runoff and sewage can go into the lake.
Now, you have an idea of what local painters do with dirty paint water. If you’re in the Cleveland market and looking for painters who are conscious of the environment, you can give The Picky Painters a call or book an appointment.
You can text or call us at (216) 403-2545. Or email the owner, Joe Strbik, at [email protected].
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