Sustainability and Our Environment

Haymes Paint is committed to protecting the environment for future generations. We act sustainably and look for innovative ways to lessen our impact on the environment. We actively look for ways in which we can reduce water usage, waste, and utilise renewable energy.


Haymes Paint Ultra Premium Expressions ceiling and wall paints are of the highest quality, with very low VOC levels that comply with the Australian Paint Approval Scheme (APAS) and Green Building Council (GBC) regulations.

In addition, all Haymes Paint colourants in our colour range contain less than 1% VOC.

What are VOCs? 

Commonly known as Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC), all paints contain petroleum-based solvents which evaporate into the air from the paint film whilst the paint is drying.

Why do paints include VOCs?  

Even in water-based paints, these ingredients are included to achieve good coverage, improve brushability, aid working time, film hardness and help with ease of application.



Haymes Paint is proud to be a founding member of Paintback®. Established in 2016, Paintback® is a world first, an industry-led initiative designed to divert unwanted paint and packaging from ending up in landfills and vital waterways. Along with disposing of waste paint responsibly, Paintback® is committed to researching new ways to repurpose unwanted paint materials.

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Green Building Council of Australia 

For the past three years, Haymes Paint has been a member of the Green Building Council of Australia. The Green Building Council of Australia is working towards a sustainable property industry in Australia and driving green building practices adoption through market-based solutions.

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 APCO Packaging Covenant 

Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) is a co-regulatory not-for-profit organisation leading the development of a circular economy for packaging in Australia. APCO's vision is a packaging value chain that collaborates to keep packaging materials out of landfill and retains the maximum value of the materials, energy and labour within the local economy.

View Haymes Paint Annual Report and Action Plan.