Established in 1989, Homestead House Paint Co. began its life as a reproduction furniture manufacturer that found a need to create its own authentic milk paints to replicate beautiful old world finishes. Recognising a need in the market for these speciality products, we quickly expanded our paint line to offer a variety of other coatings and finishes. We pride ourselves on recreating heritage colours from different eras that have stayed popular to this day. These colours have been included in our Milk Paints, 100% Acrylic Exterior & Traditional paints, and now our Fusion™ paint line. Fusion has taken the painting world by storm and is now available in over 30 countries worldwide.
Our family-run company has shown its dedication and commitment to providing high-quality paints across North America since 1989. With the increasing demand of eco-conscious consumers and years of innovation, we are now able to provide a premium Zero VOC paint that no competitor can rival.
Tell us about yourself?
Loree was a nurse full time and Scott was a truck driver. Both worked full time and run the business in the early days before the company grew and needed their full-time attention. Homestead House has been a passion project and a family-run enterprise since the beginning, with family members still in prominent roles today. Neither Scott nor Loree expected it to grow into the large business it is today, and are thrilled that both of their daughters are immersed in the company. Jennylyn Pringle their eldest daughter is now president of Homestead House and creator of Fusion Mineral Paint. Meagan their youngest is the Creative Director in charge of creating new paint colours and products for The Fusion™ Mineral Paint line. A true family affair.
If you could go back in time a year or two, what piece of advice would you give yourself?
Retrospect is a wonderful thing! We think that we would probably say to enjoy the highs and the lows. Even failures in business something of value is always learnt. Enjoy your family time and rest while you can. Work hard play hard.
What problem does your business solve?
With an eco-friendly and high-quality paint option, we offer detailed tutorials to help you with your home projects. Our blog posts provide information on how best to use these paints for different types of surfaces such as interior or exterior. We provide detailed tutorials and information on our blog posts as well as videos so everyone can learn how easy painting really is (especially if they’re not too sure about getting started).
We are proud to support small businesses who want to retail our products our retailers worldwide are the backbone of our success.
What is the inspiration behind your business?
We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to get their home looking beautiful. That is why our company tagline says “Paint It Beautiful.” We know painting can be intimidating for some people but with our help and guidance on our blog posts, videos and qualified merchants, and a Facebook community of over 340K members we can help. Whether it’s an accent wall or whole room make-over we have the products and the support network to help you get the job done.
What is your magic sauce?
We think the answer it’s our ability to creatively think on the spot, with multiple generations, all of us creative and with almost 30 years of experience and knowledge in the paint industry behind us we cover all the bases.
Our drive is unlike any other, our love for what we do as a company and as individuals, brings a lot to the table, that’s what we think sets us apart from our competitors. That’s our magic sauce.
What is the plan for the next 5 years? What do you want to achieve?
We are excited about the future of our company and what’s coming next. We have a few new product lines in development, but it seems like innovation is always on your mind as entrepreneurs. We are always thinking about launching something new! There’s nothing more satisfying than taking an idea from start to finish so people who use our products can feel confident knowing they’ll get great results—and having fun doing it all while being creative too – which makes this such awesome work.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced so far?
One of our biggest challenges was getting the product delivered overseas and navigating through all of that infrastructure. Nowadays though we’re able to supply over 30 countries with great success! It feels like a “pinch me” moment when we think about how lucky we have been in achieving this goal- it really is something special coming from such humble beginnings as ours. There are so many opportunities ahead for us because people trust our brand and the quality of our products.
How do people get involved/buy into your vision?
You can find information on becoming a retailer or an affiliate on our website www.fusionmineralpaint.com or Homesteadhouse.ca.