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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Paint!

History on painting
You would be surprised how long interior and exterior painting has been around.

  • Sherwin Williams was the first to offer ready-to-use paint in 1866! A Sherwin-Williams executive named Philip Steyer created the first gallon of premixed paint, then called Shade K. He labeled the gallon SWP 355.
  • Prior to the Industrial Revolution, paint and coatings were not recognized as a significant part of economic activity in the United States. It’s thought that Thomas Child founded the first known paint mill in Boston around 1700, despite the fact that painting has been around for 20,000 years.
  • Throughout history, paints have been created by hand!The use of a variety of materials, including milk, olive oil, eggs, lime, and other pigments from the earth. The paint would harden and would have to be made fresh every day!
  • According to Zillow research, certain colors can increase the value of your home significantly. Powder blue and Periwinkle bathrooms can add over $5,000 to the value of your home! When the living room walls were painted gray, viewers were more likely to purchase the home.
  • Clean-up is easier with a hardy finish! Consider a semigloss or satin finish over matte if you are worried about stains and messes on your kitchen cabinets. More glossy surfaces are easy to clean with a sponge or cloth

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