Photo above taken of the new Sherwin-Williams Color-Mix 2012 Brochure
I was in my local Sherwin-Williams store waiting for 11 paint samples to be made for a client today, when I spotted lots of little Made in the USA labels and logos. First off were the Purdy paint brushes, and Sherwin-Williams own store brand brushes were also labeled Made in USA. Goo Gone and HANDy Paint Accessories were also labeled Made in USA. But the most interesting find was some sort paint sprayer tool that had a very prominent Made in USA label of global components on the back of the tool. How cool would that be to be a professional painter and see the top part with the large Made in USA label on it everyday, but then again not so much about the part “with global components” on it.
Sherwin-Williams’ paint is also Made in the USA. I attended the their Color-Mix 2012 this year, the event previews their forecasted hot colors for next year. Included were lots of earthy reds, sea blues, greens inspired nature and updated khakis. When the presentation came to the blue section, the speaker brought up that bodies of water (seas, oceans, etc.) and denims were the inspiration for some of the colors picked for the forecasted colors for 2012. She mentioned the American worker and jeans as part of that inspiration. I thought to myself how ironic it is to be showing photos of denim jean clad American workers, when most jeans are no longer Made in America. It did make me sad thinking of the iconic Levi’s brand no longer Made in the USA.
Anyway………back at the store today, my wait for the paint samples went by very quickly. I happily perused all the merchandise with the little American flags on them as I waited.
Happy Painting Everyone!