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Habitat for Humanity to collect paint

Is it time to get rid of old paint? Lexington Habitat for Humanity announced Thursday that it is accepting donations of latex paint for its new paint "bulking" operation.

The paint will be separated into light and dark shades in a 55-gallon mixing vat. Two shades — beige and gray — will be made at first. Later, tints will be added.

Each 55-gallon batch will be a slightly different color, but the paint will be sold in 5-gallon buckets so customers will have enough to tackle most jobs.

The paint will be sold in the Habitat ReStore, 451 Southland Drive. Old paint may be dropped off there or at Habitat's office, 1260 Industry Road.

To start the program, Habitat collected 30 tons of latex paint during Lexington's Spring Clean Household Hazardous Waste Collection April 24.