March 19, 2015

Thanks to new products just launched by Valspar, it's easier than ever to attain an aged, distressed paint look.

March 16, 2015

As the Chicago-river turned green, Chicago-based True Value Co. showed its colors during the city’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade.

March 12, 2015

San Jose, California-based Orchard Supply Hardware will receive the Retailer of the Year award during Hardware + Building Supply Dealer magazine’s Golden Hammer Awards ceremony May 5 at the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas.

March 11, 2015

Valspar and Room & Board have partnered up, resulting in a curated palette of interior paints to coordinate with the retailer’s collection of American-made home furniture and accessories.

February 24, 2015

The paint giant reported record sales and earnings in 2014, thanks largely to volume growth in the coatings segment.

February 10, 2015

Gray is a hot shade these days, but not just in movie theaters. Home interior trend forecasting has consistently been pegging this understated hue as a cutting edge choice in contemporary design.

February 9, 2015

Available at Kelly-Moore retailers beginning April 1: a flat matte finish in DuraPoxy.

January 29, 2015

The new brand combines the traditions of both PPG Pittsburgh Paints and DEVOE Paint, building on an existing history of what PPG describes as "quality, durability and performance to contractors, professional painters and homeowners."

January 22, 2015

Behr Paints is building on the solutions and services it offers to professionals with the introduction of the Behr National Architectural Program, Behr Pro professional-grade paint line, and enhanced Color Services.

January 7, 2015

Elkay's American Cabinetry Collection has expanded heading into the new year with the addition of three new finishes (as well as a few other new products).

January 5, 2015

Founded in 1883, and based in Spokane, Wash., Jensen Distribution Services is a wholesale hardware distributor with approximately $150 million in wholesale revenue that serves more than 2,000 customers in 11 western states.

December 22, 2014

Times are tough, economically speaking. But that hasn't stopped the shrewdest of hardware stores from investing in their operations.

December 15, 2014

Sherwin-Williams released its full-year guidance for the fiscal year, but its estimates fell below those of Wall Street expectations, causing shares to fall shortly following the news.

The company also pointed out that the guidance takes into account ongoing costs related to its acquisition of Comex, as well as the new HGTV paint partnership with Lowe's. 

The paint giant placed 2014 sales at a 9% year-over-year growth rate -- or $11.1 billion.

December 11, 2014

The coating competition will heat up in March as Lowe’s rolls out HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams.

The HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams product line will feature what both companies describe as “a new and improved interior and exterior paint program.” The line will be available at both Sherwin-Williams' company stores and Lowe's stores nationwide, as well as exclusive line extensions available at Lowe's. 

December 3, 2014

 

Glidden is revving up its brand with an NFL-themed marketing campaign. The paint company is asking football fans to share their favorite team's colors in exchange for a chance to win some matching paint and Home Depot gift cards.

November 26, 2014

A new survey by Lab42 points to a dominant percentage of tile and drywall contractors who desire the ability to do their jobs more efficiently.

The majority -- 58% -- said they wish they could cut holes in porcelain tile more efficiently. Half -- 50% -- said the same for drywall.

Another finding: contractors rated the three most time-consuming tasks as cutting granite tile, cutting holes in porcelain tile and removing rust, paint and grout (in that order).

November 26, 2014

Lowe's has bestowed Valspar with an Innovative Partner of the Year Award, owing to the introduction of its Valspar Reserve paint product.

The award, which typically goes to a number of Lowe's vendor partners who have made significant strides in product development, recognized Valspar Reserve's HydroChroma coloring system.

November 20, 2014

Tampa, Florida-based Anvil Paint & Coatings promoted Glenn R. Roth to the position of CEO. 

Roth has worked to develop the Anvil brand for 16 years, and in that time has been present for Anvil’s most recent expansions as the company now occupies more than 55,000 square feet on five acres to produce for national paint sundries and market channels. 

November 18, 2014

For Sherwin-Williams, 2015 is looking decidedly peachy.

The paint company has crowned Coral Reef (SW 6606) as its 2015 Color of the Year -- in its words, an "uplifting, vivacious hue" that's "perfectly suited to celebrate a mid-decade year that's poised for revitalization." 

November 4, 2014

True Value Company reported sales gains during the third quarter of 2014, lifted partly by seasonal and paint departments.

Net revenue of $350.6 million were up 1.0% over the third quarter of 2013. The company's gross billings came in at $466.4 million, up 2.4%.

Net margin fell 35.3% to $12.1 million, a decrease True Value blames on the timing of the Fall Reunion.

October 24, 2014

Benjamin Moore's Natura, Ultra Spec 500 and zero-VOC waterborne colorants have earned the supplier a Silver-level certification from MBDC's Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.

This marks the first premium paint manufacturer to earn the designation from MBDC. It also means the products qualify for credit under LEED v4.

Cradle to Cradle was part of an effort to encourage the development of products that influence the environment for the better -- not just avoid harming it further.

October 23, 2014

Los Angeles-based paint company Dunn-Edwards bolstered its How-to-Paint YouTube series with a few new videos for the slightly more advanced do-it-yourselfer. 

October 21, 2014

PPG Industries has agreed to acquire Westmoreland Supply, a Pittsburgh-based architectural paint distributor with 12 stores in Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Upon completion of the deal, Westmoreland will be rebranded under the PPG Paints store brand.

October 14, 2014

The future, according to Benjamin Moore, is understated -- and agreeably silvery green. The paint company announced that Guilford Green HC-116 would be its 2015 Color of the Year.

Benjamin Moore also released Color Trends 2015, a palette of 23 complementary colors in various green, blue, blush and berry shades.