In 2008, Brian Brittain had a vision for keeping unused paint out of landfills, upcycling it to create high-quality, low-cost products, and distributing it in order for it to serve its intended purpose. He then founded Acrylatex Coatings & Recycling, Inc. with three employees in one 14,000 square-foot facility.
Ten years later, Acrylatex has grown to more than 40 employees utilizing seven buildings and 45,000 square feet of facility space in Azusa, CA, for the purpose of collecting and processing latex paint into renewable products from what was once considered waste and discarded into landfills. Sourcing and manufacturing eco-friendly, environmentally-sustainable paint that is safer for the environment and a green solution is our business and our passion.
Every year, an estimated 10% of all architectural paint sold in the U.S. is leftover, totaling approximately 78 million gallons.
The majority of this paint goes unused, gets discarded, and poses a threat to our environment as free-flowing liquids enter our solid waste landfills. Acrylatex offers a solution to this ecological problem.
Each year, Acrylatex receives more than 8 million pounds of new, surplus, mis-tints and unwanted left-over paint from several sources, including companies who conduct “Neighborhood Round-Ups” to collect unused paint from local residents. We also partner with paint distributors and retail stores as a direct means of liquidating their surplus inventory, including paint mis-tints, returns and expired inventory. These collected paints are then carefully processed and transformed into a variety of renewable and affordable products.