Upcycled paint has several benefits for the home, including:
- Environmental Benefits
- Cost Savings
- Health Benefits
Using upcycled paint helps to reduce the amount of waste that goes into landfills and water. (In fact, paint makes up the majority of microplastics in the ocean!) When you use upcycled paint, you're giving new life to paint that might have otherwise been thrown away, which reduces the amount of waste produced. Additionally, making fresh paint requires a lot of energy and resources, so using upcycled paint helps conserve those resources.
Upcycled paint is often less expensive than buying new paint, which can help you save money on home improvement projects. While the price of new paint varies depending on the brand and quality, upcycled paint is generally less expensive and can be an excellent option for those on a tight budget.
Upcycled paint is often the same quality as new paint, and it can be just as effective at covering walls and other surfaces.
Upcycled paint can be a healthier option than new paint because it often contains fewer harmful chemicals. New paint can contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can harm your health, particularly if you have allergies or respiratory issues. On the other hand, upcycled paint has often had time to off-gas and can be a safer and healthier option.