We've put together some commonly asked questions to give you more information about Meon's products and services.
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do you have paints that don't smell, as my staff are complaining
Complaints about the smell of paint are common, and the smell is mostly due to the solvent used to keep the paint resin in solution. If the paint is being used in a large space such as a warehouse or factory, the actual risk to health is generally low. However, the perceived risk is high and the smell is unpleasant to some. We recommend the use of water-based paints; make sure they are ammonia-free or there may still be complaints about the smell of that!
HOW DO I DISPOSE OF ARISINGS WHEN I AM USING WATERBASED PAINT?
Ultimately it is down to your specific Waste Management policy or practices. Our recommendation is to store the arisings in a bunded area, protected from rainfall, in lidded containers; punch/drill airholes in the lids, this will allow the water content to evaporate. Once the water has all evaporated the solids content will dry and we consider this to be inert & non-hazardous waste; dispose of in the same way as you would dispose of anything else in this category.
How and where do I get rid of my waste tins and aerosols?
First is to look at the Safety Data Sheet for that product often known as the MSDS, as the disposal it will depend on each product. We would recommend you contact a waste disposal company that is certified for waste paint disposal such as Safety Kleen or Biffa. At Meon, we have helped by putting our EnviraPac liner in some of our paint products. This ensures you can get all of the product out and the clean empty tins can be recycled without any hazardous worry.
How do I dispose of out-of-date paint?
The best result would be to use it somewhere if at all possible. If it needs to be disposed of we would recommend you contact a waste disposal company that is certified for waste paint disposal such as Safety Kleen or Biffa.