About Colorado Paint

Colorado Paint Company was established in 1922. Although much has changed over the past 92 years, our commitment has remained the same: to provide the very best products and service we can.

In 2008, CPC was acquired by the Swarco Group, an international leader in providing a wide variety of technologies to the traffic market. Since then, CPC's line of liquid traffic coatings has complimented Swarco's existing line of superior quality reflective beads, thermoplastic coatings and traffic control systems.


Getting to Know Us

If you have never heard of Colorado Paint Company or SWARCO before, below are some answers to some commonly asked questions:

  • Who is SWARCO? Swarco is an international company founded in 1969 by Manfred Swarovski. Mr. Swarovski's family name is known throughout the world as makers of fine crystal and optics. Swarco is the world's second largest producer of glass beads, which are used frequently in traffic coatings to allow for better retroreflectivity at night. In addition to their beads business, Swarco owns over 70 companies worldwide, most of which are related to finding traffic solutions. In addition to glass beads, Swarco provides lights, signage, computer systems, coatings, and more. For more information on Swarco, click "Learn more about the world of the SWARCO Group" at the top left of this page.
  • Who is Colorado Paint? Colorado Paint Company is Colorado's largest manufacturer of paints and coatings. It develops and manufactures a wide variety of coatings, including waterborne and solventborne traffic paints, 100% solids traffic epoxies, polyureas, specialty coatings, and adhesives. For more information, see the Our Story section of our website.
  • How old is Colorado Paint? Colorado Paint was founded in 1922. In 2018, we are celebrating our 96th year.
  • Where are you located? We are located in central Denver, just east of I-70 and I-25 on Holly Street. For driving directions, click here.
  • Do you have any stores? Colorado Paint Company is primarily a manufacturer and distributor. Our traffic and field marking products are available for purchase at our manufacturing facility for 'walk-in' customers, or can be delivered anywhere in the world.
  • Do you sell other items besides traffic and field marking paints? Swarco is a world leader in traffic solutions, and offers a lengthy product portfolio including reflective glass beads, thermoplastic, striping tape, state-of-the-art sign technology, and many more traffic-related products and services. At Colorado Paint, we offer Swarco traffic coatings, field marking paints, and reflective glass beads.
  • Does Colorado Paint have architectural paints? On December 8, 2016, Swarco/Colorado Paint announced that Old Western Paint would acquire the architectural paint ("Commercial Coatings") business from Colorado Paint. Architectural products that were developed, manufactured and sold through Colorado Paint are now available from Old Western. For more information, click here.

If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to call us at 303-388-9265, or send us a message by filling out our contact form. You can also email us at


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