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Thoughts on Up Paint by GreenSheen

stolzberg | Posted in Green Products and Materials on

Has anyone used or know anything about Up Paint? I’m intrigued by the idea of using recycling paint, but can’t find any info about quality or experiences using it.  The Up Paint website ( says “Up Paint™ utilizes our proprietary Evergood Upcycled Paint Technology™ at a state-of-the-art GreenSheen facility, capable of processing, purifying and coloring unused latex paint. “

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  1. user-2310254 | | #1

    I'll give your post a bump. FWIW. Using recycling paint is a great idea if you want to reduce your environmental footprint. If I was considering Up Paint or a similar product, I'd order a small container and run an informal test. For me, it would be mostly about smell (or lack thereof).

  2. mark_be | | #2

    I was interested in this paint and ordered a gallon to try.

    A few points -

    1. This paint is manufactured by Greensheen,

    2. Although Up Paint’s website states that their paint is low voc, the paint can itself states there is a maximum of 250g/liter, which I believe is the legal limit for Voc’s in most or all locations. Based on what I’ve read on Greensheen’s website, there is no way of knowing the voc level in any can of paint you buy from Up Paint.

    3. Paint can also states that the paint may contain crystalline silica, which judging from the warnings on the label, strikes me as not a good thing, especially if ever sanded, although I am not knowledgeable regarding typical paint ingredients.

    The potentially high voc content leaves my wife and I unwilling to use this paint. It is not clear to me how Up Paint can state low voc on their website.

    If anybody wants a free unopened can of charcoal paint and are in the Jersey City vicinity, let me know.

    Regarding paint, does anyone have experience with Bioshield’s paints, particularly the clay based ones?


  3. user-2310254 | | #3


    If you want a no-smell but durable paint, check out Romabio mineral paints. I used it on a previous house and was very satisfied. It's a little pricey but well worth the investment.

    1. mark_be | | #4

      Will do. Thanks.

  4. GBA Editor
    Kiley Jacques | | #5

    We have a solid guide on low- and no-VOC paints you might want to check out: Paint Options for Green Builders .

    1. mark_be | | #6

      Thanks. I’ll take a look.

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