How to transport paint safely

29 Jan 2016
Every effort should be made to transport paint safely and responsibly.

When taking paint home from your paint stockist ensure the lid is on firmly to avoid any spills.

If you are driving with paint in the car do not smoke, as paint may contain flammable materials.

If you are taking old paints or chemicals to a dump site, ensure that the lids are on securely and that you do not smoke.

Responsible handling and transport of paint is very important as paint may contain flammable materials. Paint generally consists of 3 elements – a medium or solvent (which may be water or a liquid hydrocarbon), a resin which after drying forms the basis of paint film and a pigment which provides colour to the paint.