Repurpose leftover paint to revive home interiors

If you've recently completed a paint project, you may find yourself with a bunch of leftover paint cans. While throwing them out or letting them collect dust in your storage room may be tempting, there are many creative ways to use them up and transform your space. In this article, we'll explore ten ways to use leftover paints.

1. Touch up small areas with leftover paint

If you have small areas in your home that need touch-ups, leftover paint can be a perfect solution. Whether it's a scratch on a wall, a dinged-up piece of furniture or a chipped baseboard, having a bit of extra paint on hand can help you quickly fix these minor blemishes.


2. Create a feature wall

If you're looking to add a coastal and beachy vibe to your home decor, creating a feature wall can be a great way to achieve this. A feature wall in a soft, sandy shade like Taubmans Shimmering Sea can create a serene and relaxing atmosphere. Adding beachy accessories like seashell decor, woven textures or ocean-inspired artwork can further enhance the coastal feel. Taubmans Coloursmith Visualizer APP can help you choose the perfect colour for your feature wall, and the Taubmans Endure range offers excellent durability for high-traffic areas. For more tips and inspiration on bringing seaside living into your home, check out Taubmans' beachy home decor guide.


3. Paint furniture

Give your old furniture a new lease on life with a fresh coat of paint with left over paint. If you have a dresser, nightstand or any other piece that could use a facelift, consider using your leftover paint to transform it. With a bit of sanding and priming, you can create a custom piece that perfectly matches your décor. White Knight Paints has a range of paint products that can help you give tables your own design colour


4. Renovate your furry friends' room

If you have leftover paint from a home improvement project, consider using it to paint your dog kennel for a fun and functional update. This can be a great way to personalise your pet's outdoor space while using excess paint. Taubmans All Weather Exterior paint is an ideal choice for painting your dog kennel, as it is durable and can withstand harsh weather conditions. To make the process easier, prep the surface by cleaning and sanding any rough spots before applying the paint. Additionally, consider adding a layer of sealant on top of the paint for extra protection and longevity.


5. Paint plant pots

If you have some old plant pots lying around, consider sprucing them up with a coat of paint. Use your leftover paint to create unique ceramic pot designs and add some personality to your plant collection by following the step-by-step guide.


6. Create a picture frame chalkboard

If you're feeling creative, you can use your leftover paint to create a colourful picture frame chalkboard in your bedroom or living room. Use stencils or tape to create a pattern or design, then paint over it for a unique look.


7. Transform your canvas shoes

If you have some leftover paint and an old pair of canvas shoes, why not give them a new lease on life? Not only is this an eco-friendly and budget-friendly option, but it's also a great way to personalise your footwear. By using White Knight paint products, you can achieve a beautiful, long-lasting finish.


8. Donate leftover paint to a community project

If you have more leftover paint than you know what to do with, consider donating it to a community project. Many organisations use leftover paint to brighten up schools, community centres and other public spaces.


Don't let leftover paint go to waste! With these eight creative DIY paint projects, you can transform your space and add some personality to your home. Whether you touch up small areas, create custom art or donate to a community project, using your leftover paint is a great way to be creative and eco-friendly. If you still have unwanted paints you want to dispose of, check out this page from Bunnings for tips on how to safely dispose of any paint you can't use.