As you start to go through your garage during your annual spring cleaning, you will probably find lots of paint on the shelves. Using up what you have is a great way to reduce leftover paint. When you can't do any of the following, donate it to a program in your local neighborhood since most companies are required to accept any brand of paint for recycling.
Here are a few ideas to get you started
If you have more than a gallon use light shades is primers for other paint projects. Or donate to someone, a neighbor a look at his organization or friend. Find someone that can use it. How about create a large accent wall in your entry, dining room, living room. Darker the color the more paint you will use up because typically they need two coats.
Have just a quart? It's the perfect size for updating a piece of furniture. How about painting an old picture frame to make it bold and interesting. Doing the back of a bookcase also takes about a court with some stunning results. Brave? Do your screen door!
Pint sizes are little more difficult. You can personalize something you like such as a serving tray. Add stripes to a table or just dip the legs in to a certain point and have a great two-tone style.
Have a sample size? Go ahead and update that birdhouse hanging outside.
Can't find a use for it? All local paint stores are now required to take a deposit when you buy new paint. There are also required to take old paint back from you. Check out your local Home Depot, Sherwin Williams, etc., and find a place to recycle it.