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Latex paint and septic system

Can you wash a brush used for latex paint in the sink if you have a septic system? Or will the paint clog the septic? In warm weather, I wash brushes in a tub and throw the water in the woods, but that isn't an option with all the snow.

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I doubt that you will have any problem on a conventional septic system. I have worked at a home that was on a very small lot, but still on septic , where the water went through filters before going out into the field. The owner had been instructed not to rinse paint into the system by the firm that installed it. In a normal field, the solids settle out before going out into the field.

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