Kelly-Moore Paints Continues its Commitment to Reduce Waste and Increase Recycling in California

SAN CARLOS, Calif., October 23, 2012 – In keeping with its commitment to reducing waste, Kelly-Moore Paint Company, Inc ., a leader and innovator of waterborne-coating technology and the first major paint company to offer recycled paints, announces its California stores will serve as collection points for old and unwanted paints, regardless of brand.

As part of the California PaintCare Program, Kelly-Moore will accept up to 20 gallons of unwanted paint at a time, in an effort to reduce paint waste and increase paint recycling in California. On Friday, October 19, 2012 (the same date the program went into effect), 90 Kelly-Moore Paint stores in California started accepting unwanted paint from customers.* The paint can be any brand, not just Kelly-Moore.

"Having Kelly-Moore's stores in California serve as collection points for unwanted paint shows our continued commitment to greener communities," said Robert Stetson, Director of Risk Management. "We have recycled our own paints with our eCoat line for years. Making it easy for consumers to recycle paint regardless of who manufactured it benefits everyone."

The California PaintCare Program is managed by PaintCare, Inc., a nonprofit organization established by the American Coatings Association. Customers with unwanted paint – including trade painters, contractors and other businesses – will be assured the paint is recycled or properly disposed of (if it is no longer recyclable) at state-authorized facilities.

To learn more about PaintCare and the California Paint Stewardship Program, visit

For a complete list of products that will or will not be accepted through the program, visit

For more information about Kelly-Moore's environmentally-friendly paint products, including its Enviro Coat Premium Zero VOC Paint line, visit

For questions related to color, paint selection or application, or any other paint related query, Kelly-Moore's painters (pros or DIY consumers) can email or, visit, the company's Facebook page or any of Kelly-Moore's nearest stores.

* - California stores not accepting unwanted paint are at the following locations: Alameda, Campbell, Concord (on Clayton Road), Dublin, San Francisco (on Divisadero Street) and Truckee.

About Kelly-Moore Paint Company, Inc.

Headquartered in San Carlos, Calif., Kelly-Moore is one of the largest employee-owned paint companies in the United States, where each employee-owner is committed to offering exceptional customer service. When you call or visit a Kelly-Moore store you are speaking with an owner. A leader and innovator of waterborne-coating technology, Kelly-Moore was the first major paint company to offer recycled paints, along with one of the largest selections of stock colors. Kelly-Moore is one of the few companies to continue to offer stock colors for superior color consistency. Trusted and preferred by professionals since 1946 as the “Painter's Paint Store” for its high-quality, performance and consistency, Kelly-Moore's paints are safe and easy to use for everyone. The company’s environmentally friendly paint factory in San Carlos, Calif. is the recipient of four widely recognized and among the most stringent environmental awards. Kelly-Moore is dedicated to giving back to the communities it serves. This ethos is reflected in its corporate giving program and its numerous industry-leading green business accolades.