Seattle company donates paint to beautify Tacoma

Seattle Paint Supply has made an in-kind donation of more than 2,000 gallons of surplus paint in various colors to Tacoma’s Community Council for neighborhood improvement throughout the city. The South End Neighborhood Council was instrumental in securing this donation.

One thousand gallons will be split amongst the city’s eight neighborhood councils. The remaining 1,000 gallons will be available to individuals or organizations who apply through their respective neighborhood council. Tacoma’s Community Council, which includes three representatives from each of the neighborhood councils, will evaluate who should receive the paint.

This latex Benjamin Moore paint, an estimated $20 per gallon, will be used to enhance the color of everything from interiors and exteriors to fencing, doorways and porches. The neighborhood council donation will benefit various organizations, including churches, Remann Hall, Tacoma CARES, Paint Tacoma Beautiful, and the Paint Graffiti Out program.

At the end of the painting season, any of the paint that remains will be donated to the United Way and other organizations.

Seattle Paint Supply maintains locations in both Tacoma at 2913 S. 38th St., Suite C., and Seattle at 2933 4th Ave. South.

To apply for the paint, submit a letter of who you are, what the project is, when it is scheduled, and how much paint you need to your respective neighborhood council. To contact your neighborhood council, visit, or call Elton Gatewood, neighborhood council coordinator, at (253) 591-5229.