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3.5-oz. Waste Away Paint Hardener for Paint Disposal

$198
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  • Fast acting
  • 1 pack hardens 2/3 of a gallon
  • For latex paint and stains
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Product Details

The Homax Products Waste Away Paint Hardener helps harden latex and acrylic paints and stains. This product can harden up to 2/3 of a gallon. When the paint has been hardened, it can be disposed of through curbside pickup.

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Questions & Answers

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Q:To harden half of a 5-gallon container of latex paint, will adding 4 packets work? Or does adding...
by|Feb 24, 2018
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A:  Four packets are enough

by|Feb 26, 2018

    A:  Addding multiple should work just fine. Just make sure you have some form of a stir stick for when you add it. Mix it up real good and it will dry up quick.

    by|Feb 25, 2018

      A:  That amount should do the trick. Keep in mind the paint will never totally harden; it will be more of a jelly like substance. But this is acceptable to most landfills. Remember to keep stirring and give the process about 15 minutes. In my experience, this is a good product.

      by|Feb 25, 2018
        2 found this answer helpful

        A:  No, you need to add at least 8 packets to harden an entire 5-gallon bucket of paint because each packet hardens 2/3 of a gallon.

        by|Jan 12, 2021
          2 found this answer helpful

          A:  It should work fine. You just have to mix it in.

          by|Jan 12, 2021
            3 found this answer helpful

            A:  Hey Julie, This should work just fine.

            by|Jan 12, 2021
              1 found this answer helpful
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              Q:HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO WORK?
              by|Oct 16, 2017
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              A:  Hi there, We'd wait at least 24 hours for the product to harden.

              by|Mar 31, 2020
                1 found this answer helpful

                A:  24 hours for the hardening to be complete.

                by|Oct 16, 2017

                  A:  15 minutes to dry up

                  by|Feb 25, 2018
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                    Q:SDS, information where can this be downloaded?
                    by|May 11, 2017
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                    A:  Hi Ken, Thanks for contacting us! You can find the SDS for this product if you click under the "Product Overview" section on this product- on the right hand corner, there is a section called "Info & Guides" - below it is the SDS. Or you can visit this site here: http://products.ppgac.com/ Hope this helps you!

                    by|May 15, 2017
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                      Q:Will this work opaint that has been watered-down? For disposal
                      by|Oct 8, 2016
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                      A:  This hardener will work with watered down paint.

                      by|Oct 8, 2016

                        A:  Yes, as long as it's latex paint.

                        by|Sep 26, 2017
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                          Customer Reviews

                          4.5 out of 5
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                          • 4.5
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                          Homax Paint Hardener
                          As advertised, works great on latex paints and primers. Thickens beyond pouring in 15, and turns into a solid rubbery mass after an hour.
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                            Seems like a pretty good product that deals with a...
                            Seems like a pretty good product that deals with a sometimes thorny issue—how to get rid of a can or partially filled can of latex paint. Stir it in, let it set up for a few minutes and to the trash bin it goes. It’s just for latex. Oil-based paint comes more under the heading of hazardous waste.
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                            Paint was dry enough to throw in the trash in...
                            Paint was dry enough to throw in the trash in 24 hours.
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                            Very easy to use and extremely effective in hardening paint.
                            Very easy to use and extremely effective in hardening paint.
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                            • Recommended
                            Per package directions, you need 1 pkg per 2/3 gal...
                            Per package directions, you need 1 pkg per 2/3 gal of paint. I found I needed 1.5 pkg if more than 2/3 gal. This was not enough to deter me from using it.
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                            Performed exactly as expected. Water soluble paints hardened with stirring...
                            Performed exactly as expected. Water soluble paints hardened with stirring and we're ready for disposal.
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                            Worked exactly as advertised. Perfect for getting rid...
                            Worked exactly as advertised. Perfect for getting rid of all those old paint cans that no longer match anything in your house.
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                            The product didn't make the pain as hard as I...
                            The product didn't make the pain as hard as I was expecting.
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                            Response from Homax Customer CareDec 21, 2017
                            Hi Marianne, hardening will depend on the product you are trying to harden. THe most important thing is that the paint was at least hardened and able to be properly disposed. To further discuss please call us at 1-800-729-9029 between 8am-5pm EST. Homax
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                            I was very pleased with this purchase. The product...
                            I was very pleased with this purchase. The product worked as advertised - and the results were faster than I expected. I appreciated receiving the stickers that allowed me to label our trash with notice of hardened latex paint & the heaviness of the trash bin as a result.
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                            This only worked on Latex paint. Not on oil...
                            This only worked on Latex paint. Not on oil based. I ended up using oil dry for the oil based paints, then disposed on the dried up paint.
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                            Response from Homax Customer CareNov 8, 2017
                            Hi there, This product is only designed for latex paint, acrylic, and stains. It is not designed for oil-based paints or stains. To further discuss, please call us at 1-800-729-9029 between 8am-5pm EST. Homax
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