Emmaus Bolton is celebrating five years of stocking ReColour paint, which has been a great source of income to support people with experience of homelessness as well as a source of work and training.

The charity is home for up to 20 people, who are given opportunities to develop skills and give back to the community by participating in several different social enterprises at its base off Fletcher Street in Bolton.

Customers can choose ReColour paint as one of the finishes for orders of made to measure furniture or for upcycling projects carried out at Emmaus Bolton’s workshops. ReColour is also available directly from the shelves of the Drill Hall store for exterior and interior DIY projects. Tradespeople can ask about painting and decorating packs, available for painters and decorators for large scale projects.

ReColour stockist Emmaus Bolton

Using innovative technology, Community RePaint is able to take leftover paints, filter, treat and blend them to create a range of high-quality emulsions, masonry and chalk furniture paint in large quantities of affordable paint. Read more here on how remanufactured paint is made within the network.

Director of Emmaus Bolton, Tony Stephenson, said: “Buying ReColour recycled paint from Emmaus Bolton not only saves customers money, it also saves the local environment because you’re buying high quality paint remanufactured from what otherwise might go to waste.

“Every purchase helps this homelessness charity provide rooms, meals, pay the bills and other costs needed to help people supported by Emmaus. ReColour is associated with many community projects across the UK and provides brighter futures for people living here. By ordering furniture and upcycling from us with this finish, you’re helping develop people’s skills, people’s confidence and CVs for when people living here are ready to take their next steps.”

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ReColour emulsion at Emmaus Bolton ReColour chalk at Emmaus Bolton

Please visit https://emmaus.org.uk/bolton/ for more information about our location and opening hours. Check Emmaus Bolton’s social media for the results of projects using ReColour on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To commission bespoke furniture or upcycling, please speak to staff in store or call 01204 398056.

Want to stock ReColour at your organisation?

We have a number of community organisations and charity shops who stock ReColour paint across the United Kingdom. Why not join the movement and generate more income through sales, and give your customers access to high-quality, affordable paint that is friendly to the planet? Benefits include:

  • Create an additional income stream at your shops
  • Provide good quality, affordable paint for your customers
  • Give your customers the option to choose products with a low environmental impact
  • Support our work in community reuse
  • Improve your green credentials


If you would like to find out more and to place an order, please contact our Network Manager, Martin Pearse on 0117 914 3450 or martin.pearse@resourcefutures.co.uk

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