[MCN] Habitat Media Release

Hannah McDaniel hannah at habitatmsla.org
Tue Apr 11 14:57:34 EDT 2017

M. Muhsam

Habitat for Humanity of Missoula

April 11, 2016


For Immediate Release


In a FIRST for Missoula area residents, 100%-recycled paint is now available
exclusively at Habitat for Humanity ReStore in East Missoula.


Habitat for Humanity of Missoula's ReStore now provides GreenSheen paint for
sale, available in 17 designer colors.  GreenSheen Paint is a Colorado-based
company that collects, separates, blends, and processes a line of premium
quality 100% recycled paint.  GreenSheen distributes its recycled paint to
Habitat for Humanity ReStore affiliates from coast to coast, providing
support to help low income families become homeowners.    


The Habitat ReStore in East Missoula is a second-hand home goods retail
location where the community can donate and purchase home building supplies,
fixtures, gently used furniture and appliances.  One hundred percent of the
proceeds from the ReStore go toward Habitat's efforts to build homes for
Missoula families who typically cannot qualify for a traditional mortgage.
Habitat for Humanity of Missoula works with families who help build their
own home through "sweat equity", and then signs a 30-year, interest free
mortgage often creating first time homeownership that is safe and
affordable.  Habitat relies in part on ReStore sales to purchase building
supplies and materials to build homes.


"It is exciting to be able to offer high quality, low cost recycled paint in
the Missoula area.  Habitat is thrilled to be able to offer this first for
this part of Western Montana to benefit our local community," states Matt
Muhsam, Habitat ReStore Manager.  


GreenSheen Paint began operations in 2010, after the founders' visit to the
Boulder County Hazardous Materials Management Facility in Colorado where
they saw an opportunity with the latex paint that had accumulated.  Six
years later, GreenSheen Paint operates out of two 20,000+ square foot
state-of-the-art facilities located in Colorado and Arizona.  GreenSheen
Paint's blending process provides a consistent color palette, meaning
customers and contractors can plan painting projects just as they would when
purchasing premium paints from major label paint manufacturers and big box
stores, at a fraction of the cost.  


The Missoula Habitat ReStore is now offering this quality paint at a price
to make home improvement affordable, a goal the ReStore puts a great amount
of effort into for the Missoula community.  Homeowners are not the only
beneficiaries of this paint product. Painting contractors, property
managers, maintenance companies and more will now have a superior,
consistent, and reasonably priced option to offer their clients.


The benefits of recycled paint have a significant environmental impact as
well.  The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that every home in the
Unites States has 3-4 gallons of leftover paint in their basements and that
10% of those paints will end up in a landfill.  For Montana that adds up to
roughly 1.2 million gallons of paint with 135,000 gallons in Missoula County
alone.  A single gallon of improperly disposed paint can pollute up to
250,000 gallons of water.


Habitat for Humanity of Missoula is 1 of 1400 total US Habitat affiliates
working to eliminate poverty and substandard housing.  The Habitat ReStore
in East Missoula is 1 of 860 Habitat ReStores throughout the US and Canada
helping to support this mission.  


"GreenSheen comes to the Habitat ReStore at a good time for people wanting
to accomplish home renovations and for us as we gear up our 2017 build
season.  We look forward to providing this product to the Missoula community
as we also focus on partnering with local families to become homeowners,"
states Mary Cile Glover-Rogers, Habitat Interim Board President. 


For more information on GreenSheen & the ReStore, or Habitat for Humanity of
Missoula contact: 

Matt Muhsam, ReStore Manager 549-8215,  <mailto:Matt at habitatmsla.org>
Matt at habitatmsla.org 

Noreen Humes, Habitat Executive Director 549-8210,
<mailto:Noreen at habitatmsla.org> Noreen at habitatmsla.org



Hannah McDaniel


Community Outreach Coordinator

Habitat for Humanity of Missoula, Montana


Web:  <http://www.habitatmsla.org> www.habitatmsla.org

FB:  <https://www.facebook.com/habitatforhumanitymissoula/>


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