Demo Depot selling recycled paint
With spring home improvements right around the corner a new but not new product is being sold at Demo Depot. Amazon Select Paint is a recycled paint.
“Amazon Paint has proven to be an excellent seller here at Demo Depot. Customers are really happy with the quality and how well it covers. The only return we've had is from one customer who had over-purchased, not realizing how well it covers,” said Rene Mulroy, administrative assistant.
Amazon paint can be used on interior or exterior surfaces. The paint can be brushed, rolled or sprayed. It applies easily and as Demo Depot customers have found out it provides excellent coverage. Most jobs require just one coat of Amazon Select. The paint meets or exceeds the same quality standards as name-brand, national paints. Every batch of paint is tested by Amazon to ensure that the paint meets a strict set of specifications, buyers can be confident that the paint is every bit as good as the more expensive paint sold in the big box stores.
The environmental benefits are possibly the biggest reason for the popularity.
The energy used to make and transport the paint, as well as all of the minerals, chemicals and pigments that are needed to make new paint are saved when recycled paint replaces virgin paint. In addition, wastes associated with the manufacture of new paint are avoided. By using recycled content paint, paint material won't end up in a landfill or, worse, down a drain.
“One of our customers told us that the price is amazing and she couldn't be happier with the results. She thanked us for carrying it and said she's hooked. We have also had people that tint the paint and have no problems, some even buy an additional gallon of white to add to their color paint to lighten it for trim. There are so many great ideas.” said Mulroy.
“Amazon's recycled content paint is priced significantly below what you would pay for a similar quality ‘virgin' paint. It is a great value,” added Kim Giles, deconstruction manager at Demo Depot.
Each color comes in either one or five gallon containers. The colors and prices are: Whipped White (flat or eggshell), one gallon: $18, five gallon: $69.
The others come only in flat, one gallon: $16, five gallon: $59. They are Ivory White, Desert Beige, Vintage Buff, Tawny Beige, Island Sand, Safari Tan, Autumn Mist, Stony Grey, Ice Blue, Garden Sage, Chocolate Brown, Forest Green and Merlot Red, Primer is $13.50 for one gallon, $39 for five gallon.
Demo Depot now offers free electronic recycling of almost anything with a cord. Its waste recycling partner and sustainability specialist is eLoopllc.
Other items available at Demo Depot include building materials, landscape materials, appliances, furniture, windows, doors, flooring, kitchen cabinets, bathroom fixtures, lighting and more.
Demo Depot is located at One Cooks Way in Mt. Pleasant. Phone 724-552-0491 or 724-875-9052.
Nancy Henry is a freelance writer.
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