Paint so Nice You use it Twice

Marion County Latex Paint Recycling ProgramPsst, lean forward. I have a secret to share. So you know the best place to get paint? Nope, not some retail place, nor a home center. Instead of the usual places, next time check out the paint from Salem-Keizer and North Marion recycling and transfer stations. Here’s all the reasons why Marion County’s Latex Recycled Paint was the best choice for DIY Studio.

1. Going Green by Going Gray
Reuse is our mission so we wanted to reuse as many reclaimed materials that we could find. Although this paint is recycled at the curb, it’s remixed and filtered so it can be reused again. Giving this product two lives is better than buying new, and that’s good for the earth too!

2. Nice Color!
Yep, the warm gray shade was the perfect neutral backdrop for art. It looks good with wood, white, or almost any color. But if you don’t want grey you can always head to Metro Paint where there are 16 shades of recycled paint to choose from.

3. The Price is RightEveryone likes a deal and that’s true of DIY Studio too. We want to be good stewards of the earth but also our donations. So when a donor asks where their dollars are going to, they’ll know that the funds go directly to programs and outreach, not administrative or material costs. With a space so large (over 3,300 square feet) we were looking at a pretty steep price tag for retail paint, but Marion County’s Latex Recycled Paint saved the day. It was….FREE! You can pick your jaw up off the floor now. That’s right, we received enough paint to paint our space at no cost.

So we are feeling rather proud of ourselves and our space. It looks pretty spiffy and we are feeling sort of smug with our paint score. I guess I should stop gloating and get back to painting. AND since I mentioned painting there will be a painting party this Saturday, May 11th from 10 to 5pm. The best way to check it out is to take it for a spin (on a roller that is). I  think you’re going to love it as much as we do!

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