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Tristar Coatings Ltd., is an industry leader in the engineering speciality paints for customers in the aerospace, industrial, commercial, and agriculture markets. We ensure long term protection and outstanding finish. Our goal is to always provide a quality paint system aligning with the needs of each of our unique customers.

Our Story

Tristar’s origins date back to 1971 with contracts to provide specialty coatings to both de Havilland and Canadair, two pioneers in Canada’s aerospace industry. The Company currently manufactures a full range of specialty coatings not only for the aerospace, but industrial and commercial markets as well, from its factory in Toronto, Canada. Tristar is registered under current ISO 9001:2008 certification.

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Our Team

Our employees


are provided the same concern, respect and caring attitude within the organization that they are expected to share externally with every Tristar Customer. We’re dedicated to the highest quality of customer service of warmth, friendliness, individual pride, and company spirit.

Our Facilities

Tristar has an in-house R & D lab separate from its Quality Assurance facilities and operates from owned premises in the greater Toronto area. Our quality systems are certified to the requirements of ISO 9002 standards.

Innovation & Going Beyond

Tristar is committed to substantial on-going research and development involving formulation advancements coupled with raw material innovations. Durability, appearance, ease of spray application (productivity), and cost are the driving criteria. Lowering VOC (volatile organic compounds) content well beyond both environmental and industry requirements are always paramount to any formulation.

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In addition, existing formulations are routinely customized to facilitate performance and/or productivity gains specific to a customer’s needs. Pot life, dry times, adhesion properties, durability requirements, hiding, and even colour or gloss challenges, etc. can all be adjusted to meet specific and unique requirements specific to the customer.

Contact Us

Tristar is equally committed to providing field support and guidance with respect to substrate preparation, spray equipment, paint application guidelines etc. Contact us today to learn more.

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