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Prepare for Customers’ Needs in Paint and Sundries

paint and sundries

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Chad Husted, chusted@nrha.org ‘Help Me, Help You’ A paint department can be a beautiful focal point for any home improvement retailer. For the customer, paint brings a bright, vibrant display of …

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One Retailer’s Fast Climb to the Top of the Local Paint Market

Village Ace Hardware

To view a PDF of this story, click here. By Jesse Carleton, jcarleton@nrha.org Stroke of Genius Seven years ago, few, if any, painters would have considered Village Ace Hardware a destination for their projects. The 100-square-feet the store had dedicated to …

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5 Ways Munger Paint & Wallcovering Keeps Customers Coming Back

Munger Paint

To view a PDF of this story, click here. By Jesse Carleton, jcarleton@nrha.org How to Earn the Paint Sale Curt Munger knows that just being a retailer with a specialty paint store doesn’t mean he will get a flood of customers. …

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Sherwin-Williams to Buy Valspar for $11.3B

Sherwin-Williams

Two major U.S. paint companies will soon be consolidating, if all goes as planned. On Sunday, The Sherwin-Williams Company and The Valspar Corporation together announced they had entered into an agreement in which Sherwin-Williams will acquire Valspar for $11.3 billion. Combining the two companies’ …

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Paint Selling Tips From a Color Expert

Paint Color Expert

When a customer browses through the many paint swatches in your paint department, are you able to help them decide which color to choose? Ultimately, the final decision is theirs, but with some knowledge from a color expert in your …

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Five Ways to Improve Your Paint Department

Paint Department

To view a PDF of this story, click here and to read a Q&A from an architectural color consultant about her insights and advice on color.  By: Jesse Carleton jcarleton@nrha.org  If you sell paint, you’ve got a lot of company. Specialty stores, other independent home improvement …

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Color Trends for 2016

Color Trends

With the start of 2016, paint manufacturers and trend watchers are announcing what they believe will be the most popular colors for the year. These are colors that designers predict will be showing up in fashion and design, and they may …

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The Newest Color? Minion Yellow

There’s a new color ready to jump from the movie theater screen onto products available for purchase. It’s called Minion Yellow. The Pantone Color Institute® recently released Minion Yellow, which is the first new color coming from the company in three years. Pantone is known …

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