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Not long ago, Tom Rioux came to talk with us about PAINT.  No ordinary paint, mind you. This is elegant paint and no wonder. Tom is an elegant person.

I am not saying this because he dresses in Armani , which he does not. I am saying this because he is a class act. And I am saying he is a class act because Tom shows impressive and stylish excellence as he walks his talk.

I have the impression other people are a lot healthier because he has invested his time and energy for that purpose. Yes! You can have great paint without the poisons! 

Beauty. Strength and Sustainability all wrapped up in his creation which is known as  EARTH PAINT.  According to Tom, who knows first-hand what the chemicals in everyday paint can do to the immune system,  

Beauty is about

  • Natural Sophisticated Elegance.
  • Color, using standard or our No VOC (retailers) colorants

Strength is about

  • Old style longevity with today's Green Movement consciousness
  • Long Life Cycle factors

Sustainability encompasses

  • 100% Wind Power Energy!
  • Biodegradable
  • 100% Wastewater Recycling
  • Competitive Pricing / Fair Wages
  • No materials from overseas

Our colleague Mary Bigelow  will be excited to know that Earthpaint is the first paint company to use 140% Wind Energy offsets! And now you have the opportunity to be impressed with Tom ,too.Here he is on video. Let me know what you think....




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