Here's how to use the Repaint Tray


Pour paint into the tray


Get to painting!


Phew! That was hard work. Once you’ve finished painting, let the remainder dry in the liner.


Once dry, start from any corner and slowly peel away the dried paint*.

Got interrupted or need to take a break from painting?

Didn’t use all of your paint but want to take a break and start again later? No problem! Simply put your Repaint Tray lid on and store your paint and brushes until your next use. Paint should remain fresh for up to 21 days. *Note: Not all paint keeps the same. Before sealing your paint tray for extended periods, add more paint to the reservoir, remove rollers and brushes and make sure you have a proper air-tight seal.

*Note: not all paints peel the same. Paints with a matte/flat or chalky finish can dry crumbly. If you don’t get that satisfying peel, simply roll, crunch, squeeze your liner or lid to break up the paint and then shake the flakes into the garbage! You can also bend and twist the liner and lid to remove every bit of dried paint.


Our reusable paint trays are compatible with these paints:

  • Water-based
  • Latex-based
  • Acrylic & acrylic-based
  • Chalk paint
  • Milk paint
  • Ceiling paint
  • Mold-killing paints/primers
  • Craft or kid's paints
  • Water-based primer
  • Shellac-based primer
  • Water-based stains
  • Water-based polyacrylic
  • Wood glue
  • Mod Podge
  • Wallpaper paste

🚫 STEER CLEAR of oil-based paints, primers and polyurethanes. They will warp your liners. The following are NOT compatible with the Repaint Tray: 

  • Oil-based paints & primers
  • Oil-based stains
  • Oil-based Polyurethane
  • Varnish
  • Paint removing solvents

If you’re unsure whether or not your paint is compatible,  you can always do a test spot by pouring a small amount in your liner. If it starts to bubble or warp, it’s not compatible. Don’t freak out! 😅 Just let the test spot dry, and peel it out as normal if it does warp or bubble. The test spot will take its shape back after a few days.

Still have questions? Check out our FAQs to learn more!