We are Re-using Paint

We are Re-using Paint

Posted on: 
11th March 2022

Reusing paint to colour the community, is one of the key missions of Community RePaint.

Did you know that around 50 million litres of paint – enough to fill 22 Olympic sized swimming pools – is thrown away each year in the UK

The Community RePaint network provides a novel approach to this issue by collecting and re-distributing reusable, leftover paint to community groups and those in social need.

Do you need affordable paint for your project or have you got leftover paint? Either way we can help, to get started call the friendly staff and volunteers at our Darlington Frade branch.

Work with Us

Who we work with -

We work with community organisations, local authorities, housing associations, manufacturers, retailers, businesses and many others to collect leftover, reusable paint and redistribute it into communities in need.

The benefits -

· Prevent a valuable resource from going to waste

· Reduce your paint disposal or procurement costs

· Improve your green credentials

· Support a local reuse organisation

· Benefit your local community

· Generate positive stories for your company, charity or community project.


Frade is selling Tins only a £1 a tin.

A part tin sale is on at Frade Darlington’s Community Repaint scheme, a perfect and affordable way to get just enough paint for those small DIY projects.

When you buy paint from us at community repaint you are doing more than just buying affordable paint you are also giving back to the community at the same time.

If you wish to donate unused or paint tins partly used please contact: 01325 357 379 or call into Unit 1&2, corner of John Dobbin and Chestnut Street, Darlington. DL1 1US.

Proud to be members of the  reuse network and Community RePaint

There's many ways for you to get involved.
Donate unwanted itemsVolunteer for usShop with us
Help us to continue supporting the vulnerable in our community, Even the smallest amount can make a big difference.
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01642 608791
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Frade, Registered charity number 1020725, Registered waste carrier 19586, Company limited by guarantee number 2797811