Waukesha County

Stains and Oil Based Paints

Oil-Based Paints, varnishes, and stains are Household Hazardous Waste. It is best to save and use these products for their intended purpose. Otherwise, they can be taken to a Household Hazardous Waste drop-off site. See our Hazardous Waste webpage for information on the drop-off sites.

• When buying paint, estimate correctly how much you need when you buy it. Average coverage rate is 400 to 450 sq ft per gallon.
• For leftover paint, apply a second coat or paint your closets or cabinets. Try to donate it to someone who may use it: friends, neighbors, churches, high schools, theater groups, recreation departments or community service organizations.


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