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Our 100% eco-friendly Boomerang paint

Boomerang™ paint, certified Well Made Here, is a quality product, proudly manufactured in Shawinigan, Quebec, Canada, by a company that has been in the paint business for three generations.

Boomerang™ paint, made from carefully selected post-consumer paint, compares favourably to the mid-range products you can find in hardware stores.

Screen colours (RGB) and printed representations (PANTONE) may vary due to differences in monitor calibration and printing variations.

Yes, we encourage local purchase in stores and retailers near your location. We believe that buying locally also contributes to the reduction of greenhouse gases.

The Life Cycle Assessment of the 100% eco-friendly Boomerang™ paint shows that its production emits four times less greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than the production of any conventional paint. Thus, by producing 4,000 tons of recycled paint per year, Laurentide Re-sources avoids an equivalent production of new paint and the emission of nearly 8,000 tons of CO2 equivalent. This amount of gas avoided is equivalent to taking nearly 2,000 cars off the road each year. 

100% eco-friendly Boomerang™ latex paints have also been the subject of an Environmental Product Declaration (CSA Certified) that informs the user about the impact of the product on the seven main environmental indicators, from its creation to its end-of-life management. By selecting products with an EPD, construction projects can earn credits toward LEED v4 (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. 

By choosing Boomerang™ paint, more than 100,000,000 kilos of paint have been diverted from landfills over the past 20 years through the Éco-Peinture paint recovery program in Quebec and Product Care in the Maritime provinces.  

Our new colour charts are available in shades of beige, grey, pastel and tonic colours in velvet or pearl finish*.  

The brand’s loyal customers will find Boomerang’s flagship colours, such as Moonlight, Cotton and Modernity, to name but a few. New colours are also featured, such as Truffle, Coal, White Clay, Millennium Pink, Evergreen and Galaxy. 

New colour charts, new containers, but always the same promise: an innovative, quality product with a commitment to sustainable development. 

 

*Some colours available.

Yes, we have revamped our image while still keeping the same 100% eco-friendly promise! 

The Boomerang paint containers have a new look, stimulating the consumer’s decision. Each gallon now represents the colour, with its tag and stripes. They are still recyclable and made of 100% post-consumer recycled plastic.

Painting Tips

One gallon of paint typically covers an area between 400 and 450 square feet, which represents about one gallon per coat for a standard size room.

We suggest using a good quality lint free roller (10mm).

Simply rub the surface gently with a cloth moistened with rubbing alcohol or nail polish remover. If the rubbed surface is not altered and the cloth is not stained, your walls are covered with an oil-based paint. However, if the surface is altered and the cloth is stained, your walls are covered with a water-based paint.

Yes, but only if you sand before application for optimal adhesion. 

A base coat is not always necessary, but is highly recommended to promote optimal adhesion and guarantee the quality of the final result. It is essential for application on raw wood, on a rough drywall or on a repaired surface.

Yes, but an oil primer or transition primer must first be applied to the surface. It is also important to prepare the surface well to ensure optimal adhesion between the primer and the existing paint. Please read the surface preparation information below.

First, make sure your surfaces are clean, dry and free of all traces of contaminants and mold. Then remove the old chipped paint. High gloss or rougher surfaces should be sanded to allow better paint adhesion and a more uniform finish. In order to properly degrease the surface to be painted, use a solution of 250 ml of trisodium phosphate (TSP) mixed with a bucket of water. We recommend wearing rubber gloves and goggles during this step. Rinse well and allow to dry. It is important to protect the surfaces you do not wish to paint.

It is important to remove all traces of mold before painting. To do this, clean the surfaces with the following solution: 1 part bleach mixed with 3 parts water. We recommend wearing gloves and goggles during this step. Rinse well afterwards.

Start with the ceiling, continue with the walls and finish with the door and window frames.

The masking tape should be removed while the paint is still wet, as you could damage the surface if the paint is dry.

Drying time varies depending on the colour used, weather conditions and the type of paint. It takes a minimum of 6 hours before applying a second coat. Make sure it is dry to the touch before continuing.

For a water-based paint, it is recommended to apply it when the temperature is between 10°C and 32°C and when the humidity level is below 50%. Also, avoid doing your paint job in direct sunlight.

Use a mild soap diluted in lukewarm water. Rub lightly with a sponge or soft cloth. Proceed from bottom to top to avoid dripping. Finish by rinsing with clear water. Finally, it is always best to wash the entire wall and never wipe after washing.

Even though it is a water-based latex paint, make sure you ventilate well and slightly increase the heating system in the room(s) you wish to paint. Without ventilation, especially in winter, a latex odour may be more present. It will dissipate in a few hours with proper ventilation.  

In addition, latex paint has more than one advantage over other types of paint.  

  • Can be diluted with water (brushes and rollers are easily washed with water); 
  • Good hiding power (covers the original colour well); 
  • Very easy to apply ;
  • Washable;  
  • Low VOCs ; 
  • Dries very quickly. 

What you should do after your paint project

Absolutely. You can keep it in its original container, ensuring that you wipe the edges, seal the lid tightly and place the container upside down with the lid facing down. This way, air will not be able to get into the container and this will prevent the formation of a layer on the surface of the paint.

We encourage you to return your unused gallons directly to the place of purchase (participating hardware stores) or contact your municipality to find the nearest drop-off point and/or consult one of the following links:  

https://www.ecopeinture.ca/en/locator/ 

https://www.productcare.org/recycling-locator/ 

ÉCO-PEINTURE 

Éco-Peinture is a non-profit organization. Its mission is to promote and facilitate the recovery of leftover paint and containers, to support and encourage the recycling of recovered products and to contribute to the recovery of waste. 

Every year, Éco-Peinture implements strategies to inform, raise awareness and educate the public so that the recovery of leftover paint and empty paint containers becomes a habit for consumers. 

Source: https://www.ecopeinture.ca 


PRODUCT CARE 

Product Care is a non-profit organization established under federal law, which develops, implements and manages recycling programs across nine Canadian provinces and also in the United States under the name PCA, USA. Product Care Recycling encourages individuals and companies to reuse when possible and we offer the best solutions for recycling these products at the end of their life. 

Source: https://www.productcare.org/ 

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