About Us


Since 1932, over 100 million gallons of paint and coatings have been blended by Cansto Coatings. Whether industrial, aerosol, enamel, lacquer, latex or acrylic, Cansto’s vast library of formulations will mean fast response in composition and specification matching.

Cansto can manufacture a variety of specialty coatings in both solvent based and water based formulas to supply all of your commercial, industrial and residential needs.


Sam Cannata, started Cansto in the river flats area of Cleveland Ohio in 1932 with another individual. They combined both their last names and created the name Cansto. Together they cooked varnish and blended paint. Sam bought the company from his original partner and it remains part of the Cannata family today. It is presently owned and operated with over 100 years of paint experience.