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Review 2020’s Most Active Home Improvement Product Categories

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The 2020 Retail Selector Study from market research firms The Farnsworth Group and the Home Improvement Research Institute is a thorough overview of the current home improvement marketplace, packed with more than 300 pages on what’s motivating shoppers, where they’re …

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Creating a Buzz in Your Paint Department

Color of the Year

For paint manufacturers, announcing a color of the year is big business. A new paint color generates a lot of excitement around their product, and it is a chance to put their distinctive palettes in the spotlight and boost sales. …

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3 Paint Applicator Trends to Follow

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Whether a pro painter is selecting a brush for general use or a DIYer reaches for a specially tipped detail brush for a fine edge, paint customers are searching for upgraded selections across a variety of paint applicators. Independent retailers …

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Product Rundown: Convenient Painting Tools

Hardware Retailing editor Chad Husted shows some painting tools that can help any homeowner or DIYer make quick work of their next painting project. From brushes to magnetic paint pails, there are plenty of great products retailers can stock their …

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How Concrete Stains Can Solidify Coatings Sales

It’s the small touches that can make a house a home. Many homeowners see their house as a sanctuary and a symbol of their tastes and priorities. Do they prize game day celebrations in a renovated basement? Or do they …

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3 Ways to Leverage Colors of the Year

Colors of the year selections are some of the biggest news paint manufacturers announce. At the beginning of the new calendar, manufacturers across the coatings spectrum select hues they think encapsulate the customers’ moods and style preferences. Whether it’s a …

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Sherwin-Williams’ Partnership With Lowe’s Gets Exclusive

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Sherwin-Williams and Lowe’s have announced a new and exclusive collaboration. Lowe’s is becoming “the only nationwide home center to offer top-selling stain brands” from Sherwin-Williams, including Minwax, Cabot and Thompson’s WaterSeal, according to Lowe’s. The big-box chain is also going to be …

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Take Note of 2018 Color Trends

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While many elements of home decor remain popular for a few years, color trends evolve and change at a rapid pace. If your business is deeply invested in the paint category, staying on top of color trends can help you …

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2020 Market Measure

Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 2 P.M. ET