Rediscover Paint

Rediscover Paint is a social enterprise that collects paint from recycling centres and recycles it to create new colours. This paint is then sold in our Eco Store and our online shop for €1.50 per 1 Litre. Rediscover Paint provides training opportunities to people distanced from the work place and reduces the environmental impact of paint disposal.

The aim of the programme is to divert reusable paint from disposal/incineration and provide affordable paint for reuse to the public and community organizations. Please note we do not accept paint at the Rediscovery Centre for recycling. 

What sort of paint does Rediscover Paint stock?

Rediscover Paint stocks non-hazardous, water based paints for internal use on walls and ceilings only in a range of colours.

How to buy Rediscover Paint

Rediscover Paint is available to purchase in our Eco Store at the Rediscovery Centre in Ballymun or on our website: The recycled paint costs €1.50 per 1 Litre of paint.

We can mix bespoke paint to a colour of your choice. For more information about paint orders, email Dave Kavanagh from Rediscover Paint at This bespoke service costs €2 per Litre  and it is a minimum order 5.6 Litres.

Usage Guide

For general use on Interior Walls and Ceilings. Paint colours are mixed manually. Colour trends may vary. Please ensure you purchase enough paint from the batch to complete the job. Batchnumbers are quoted on the front paint tin label. As a general guide, 1 litre of paint should cover 10-12 square meters. Stir paint thoroughly before use and use paint as soon as possible. Store paint in dry conditions and protect from frost and extreme temperature.

Safety Information

Keep out of the reach of children. All paint is water based and non-hazardous. Ensure good ventilation during application and drying. Avoid contact with eyes and skin. If paint gets in eyes or on skin rinse with plenty of water. If swallowed or gets into eyes please seek medical advice. The EU limit value of VOC content for this product (Category A/a) is 30g/l. Due to the blending of different paints, the exact VOC content of the product cannot be clearly determined. However, we only mix water-based paints which are generally low in VOC content.

Below are Recycling Centres accepting donations of paint for reuse at the Centre

Fingal County Council
Estuary Recycling Centre

Note: Fingal County Council applies a €4 charge for acceptance of household hazardous waste at their recycle centre’s (payment by debit / credit card).

Dublin City Council
Ringsend and Northstrand Recycling Centres

Note: Dublin City Council applies a charge for acceptance of household hazardous waste at their recycling centres.

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council
Ballyogan Recycling Park

Note: Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council applies a charge for acceptance of household hazardous waste at their recycling centres (payment by cash or debit / credit card).