Left Over Paint--Good for touch ups? Or get rid of it?

Real Estate Agent with Smart Green Realty

**My clients recently bought a house that was painted in attractive but bold colors. At the final walk through, when the art and pictures were taken down, the walls had typical, picture hook pock marks. I assumed there would be touch up paint in the garage or basement. But no. 

**Another client of mine was the seller. He thoughtfully left a few cans of paint for touch up. A crabby old buyer got huffy at the final walk through. His agent stepped up and took the paint away.

**Is there a new protocol for touch up paint? It is a hazardous waste product. Responsible people don't throw it out with the trash anymore. How do you handle it?

Comments (2)

Jen Silverman
Cotuit, MA
Consider it...Sold. Cape Cod & Plymouth Specialist

I always keep my touch up paint, and would leave it as a courtesty to the new owners.  Most of the time people want to put their own personal touch on their home and will put up a fresh coat of paint, but at least this way they have the option of just touching up.

Aug 12, 2014 02:33 AM
zeta cross
Smart Green Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Getting Greener Makes Your home worth more!

I think so too, Jen. Lots of buyers don't have time or money to repaint a whole house right away.

Aug 12, 2014 02:54 AM