May 8, 2012

New York City -- Sherwin-Williams marketing executives pulled out all the superlatives and top-drawer adjectives to describe the company’s latest entry in a crowded paint field.

The Emerald Interior and Exterior line of paints, introduced today during a reception at Rockefeller Center, will be a high-end entrant in the mid-$60 per can range. 

April 10, 2012

Valspar Paint has announced a replacement guarantee for Lowe’s customers who buy a gallon of paint and are simply dissatisfied with the color. From now until Oct. 8, 2012, Valspar is offering a free replacement color to anyone who does not “absolutely love” their first color choice. The Love Your Color Guarantee applies only to purchases of Valspar Signature Colors Interior Paint at Lowe's, and will be issued through a rebate for up to two gallons of a replacement Valspar paint color.

March 5, 2012

Paint manufacturer Valspar has announced that John Wardzel has joined the company as senior VP global operations, reporting to Steven Erdahl, executive VP. In this role, Wardzel will provide executive leadership of Valspar’s global operations and becomes an officer of the company.

December 22, 2011

The Valspar Corp. has announced the opening of a new research and development center in Shunde, China. The Valspar Applied Science and Technology Center will employ more than 200 scientists to support the continued growth of Valspar in Asia Pacific and Valspar’s research and development on a global basis.

November 21, 2011

An education tour that kicked off June 20 hit its final stop this month, as the BehrPro  Experience Tour rolled into a Louisville, Ky. Home Depot.

Since June 20, the tour has traveled to more than 400 Home Depot stores, educating customers on Behr's professional products and services. 

October 3, 2011

Fortune Brands Home & Security (FBHS), which intends to spin off from Fortune Brands today, named John Morikis to the company's board of directors, effective Dec. 1.

Morikis is president and chief operating officer of The Sherwin-Williams Co., an $8 billion global leader in the paint and coatings industry. He was elected COO of Sherwin-Williams in 2006.

August 22, 2011

Hardware distributor House-Hasson Hardware added some 2,500 new items to its paint sundries inventory, allowing paint store-within-a-store concepts for its members.

House-Hasson president Don Hasson said an example of the store-within-a-store concept will be set up at the company’s upcoming dealer market, scheduled Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 at the Wilderness Resort in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

June 30, 2011

An article in the New York Times examines the names paint companies give to colors, including Sherwin-Williams' "Synergy" to Ace Paint's "Hey There!"

In the article, Lyne Castonguay, Home Depot's VP paint, said it's important for neutral colors and color combos to have names that make emotional connections with consumers. Home Depot's Behr Collection colors include such names as "Rejuvenate" and "Cozy Cottage."

June 29, 2011

Valspar Paint has rolled out Valspar Plus, certified asthma and allergy friendly by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA).

May 13, 2011

Call it the Paint Giveaway War. Following on the heels of Valspar’s “Power in Color” campaign, where the paint manufacturer gave away 100,000 free paint-sample kits during the first 100 days of 2011, Glidden has upped the ante with its “97% Paint Quart Giveaway.”  The first 200,000 people who register online at on May 16 to 17 can choose a free quart of interior paint in eggshell finish of any of the 306 colors available in the Glidden paint color palette.

May 3, 2011

There’s nothing like “free paint” to catch consumers’ attention, as Valspar learned during its recent “Power in Color” campaign. According to an article in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, the manufacturer handed out 100,000 free paint-sample kits during the first 100 days of 2011, or 1,000 kits per day.

May 1, 2011

Behr Process Corp. announced that two of its paint lines meet guidelines of the Greenguard Environmental Institute (GEI). Behr's recently certified products include all Behr Premium Plus and Premium Plus Ultra interior paints, including the Behr Premium Plus interior/exterior high-gloss series.

March 31, 2011

Recent innovations in the paint aisle have led to some differences — and even clashes — among players in the competitive field. 

For instance, Benjamin Moore challenged Sherwin-Williams’ claims that its Harmony line of paints was “no-VOC” or “zero VOC.” Everyone agreed Harmony’s base paint is free of volatile organic compounds, but when conventional colorants are added, the VOC levels increase above the accepted definition.

March 22, 2011

The City of Meadows Place, Texas, will receive special paint privileges from Behr Process Corp. through an unusual partnership and promotion.

Under the deal, Behr's products and colors will become the official paint standard for building exteriors in the one-square-mile city.

March 10, 2011

Chicago-based paint manufacturer Valspar Corp. has enlisted the aid of lifestyle guru Genevieve Gorder to select eight standout Valspar colors for a spring palette.

The colors are plumberry, green tea leaves, swiftly green, sage morsel, ancestral haze, gold infusion, channel seal gray and promenade.

February 14, 2011

Minneapolis-based paint and coatings giant Valspar posted first-quarter sales of $842.4 million, up 25.3% compared with the same quarter last year.

Net income for the quarter ended Jan. 28 was $33.4 million, down 1.5% from $33.9 million last year.

“Results for the quarter were in line with our expectations,” said William L. Mansfield, Valspar chairman and CEO. “Our Australian paints acquisition and the continued success of our pricing and new business efforts drove our double-digit top line growth." 

January 19, 2011

The National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus has recommended that Sherwin-Williams modify or discontinue advertising claims that its Harmony paint line is completely free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

The NAD, which is the advertising industry’s self-regulatory forum, reviewed claims made by Sherwin-Williams in Web and print advertising following a challenge by Benjamin Moore & Co.

January 17, 2011

Behr Paint and Home Depot will attempt to reach further into the pro market with the launch of the Kilz Pro-X line made by MasterChem Industries. Both Behr and Kilz are part of Masco Corp. The announcement was made at the International Builders’ Show on Jan. 12.

Initially the Kilz Pro-X line will offer 1,300 colors. Designed as part of Behr’s “Direct to Pros” program, the company hopes to begin with a February rollout and finish in May or June of 2011, when all 2,000 Home Depots will have the program.

January 10, 2011

Minneapolis-based Valspar Corp. has announced the appointment of Cynthia Arnold, Ph.D. as SVP and chief technology officer.

Dr. Arnold will report to William Mansfield, chairman and CEO. In this new role Arnold will lead Valspar’s global technology activities.

October 3, 2010

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