We called the paint contractors and specified
a color that our HomeOwners association rejected
so now we have 15 Gallons of unopened, unused
exterior paint (latex and Peach color)
from Benjamin Moore.
Are there any places that take these and maybe
pay for them?
They are brand new (just mixed in).
Please let me know of any good options I have.
Craig's List is free and amazingly good at helping you get a few bucks
for that kind of stuff from locals.
Or, you could hire some toughs to quietly roll part of it onto the front
of the house of the president of your HomeOwner's association at 3 AM
some night soon. :-)
Jeff (Who would never live in a place subject to those kind of
I'm amazed by those who join any homeowners association, fail
to read the rules, and then complain later when they have to live
by the rules they agreed to. I don't think that the original poster
was bitching, but you seem to be.
Edwin Pawlowski wrote
I'm amazed at the number or people that join any homeowners
association. If I'm going to be part of a cattle drive, I want to ride
a horse, not run with the herd.
In gereral, I agree. Unfortunately, we often have little choice in
life and we have to enter into agreements that we'd prefer to
avoid. A 70 year-old wishing to move into a condo is going to
have no choice but to join the homeowners' association. A parent
who wants his child to participate in youth activities is going
to face signing agreements and waivers which a sane person
would never voluntarily sign. But the choice is "sign or don't
You're probably going to have to settle for a tax credit.
It is very unlikely that you'll find anybody who will pay
you much for the paint. Go to a big box store such as
HD and check the "mistint" area in the paint section.
Such paints have very low market value.
If you want to donate the paint, consider some local
Boy Scout troops, who can give you a tax receipt. Often
the paint can be retinted for an adequate color on an
Eagle Scout project. The Scouts do a lot of free painting
and often need the paint. Many local retailer will donate
a free re-tinting service on 15 gallons of paint for a group
such as the Scouts.
You mean to tell me the homeowners assoc rejected the paint because of
the color? That's just plain assenine. One good reason I never join
crap like that. I am an old farmer, and to be perfectly honest, I'd
tell them where to shove it. I guess thats why us farmers live in the
country, because we dont put up with crap like that......
Anyhow, you might want to post the approximate location where you
live. If by the one in a million chance you were near me, I might
consider buying it if the price was right. My barn needs a coat of
paint and I am always looking for bargains. Peach would probably look
just fine too.
Of course there is always the online auctions, but the shipping would
probably be outrageous.
There was a farmer a few years ago that got into a hassle with his
bank. I do not recall the details but I think they refused a loan or
something for no real reason. Anyhow, the farmer loaded his manure
spreader with some nice fresh hog manure and in the middle of the
night, he sprayed the bank, being sure the doors were coated with at
least one foot of nice sloppy shit.
Do you know anyone that has a high powered high pressure pump that
runs off a 12volt battery? Possibly a pressure washer of sorts. Toss
it. along with the paint into your pickup. Add some hose and a nozzle
and go for a midnight drive past your homeowners assoc building. Be
sure all windows are well coated to prevent any light from entering.
You must not be in Florida, because half of Florida is painted peach.
Come on down, park your truck and hang a sign. :o)
Out of curiosity, what does your HOA document say about paint colors?
What does the HOA document say about violation of the color code? Fine?
I got a chuckle from the post about using your peach paint on a
barn..that's more un-American than HOA's :o) But, then, HOA board's are
everyone's chance to be a dictator, even if they don't have their own
country. :o) Remember the hoohaw over a sick child's playground
structure in Florida? This is, maybe, your chance for 15 minutes of
If you just want to get rid of it you could see if there is a local
freecycle group and offer it up there. http://www.freecycle.org/ But
you won't get any
money or a tax writeoff by going this route.
You could try listing in on ebay with buyer pickup required if you have
a local ebay region. (I sold an air conditioner this way.)
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