History of Behr Paint
Behr was founded in 1947 when Otho Behr, Jr. began selling linseed oil to paint stores. When customers made it known they needed a better performing product on redwood than linseed oil, Otho’s father, an accomplished chemist, helped him develop a new formula. The Behr family garage soon became the first factory for the clear finish and redwood stain developed by the father and son team.
In 1948 Otho moved his business from the garage to a Quonset hut in Pasadena, California. Sales steadily grew, as did the need for larger facilities. The company, now known as Behr Process Corporation, now has facilities all across the United States in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington, and in Canada, China, Guam and India. Behr paints and stains are sold in Home Depot stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
Behr branched out into the paint business in 1986, setting the stage for a new era of growth for the company. Masco Corporation acquired Behr Process Corporation in 1999. In 2007 Behr partnered with The Home Depot-China to reach an untapped market with the introduction of Behr Premium Plus Paints and Primers in China.
Interior Behr products now include paints, primers, decorative finishes, waterproofers and sealers, garage floor coatings, wood floor coatings, cleaners, strippers and removers. Exterior products include paints, primers, wood stains and waterproofers, concrete floor coatings, deck coatings, concrete and masonry waterproofers, cleaners, conditioners and removers. Behr has a commitment to manufacturing high quality products by using quality raw materials that meet rigorous standards, developing the best formulations and using the newest technology, and focusing on user-friendly packaging that is safe and effective.
Ways to Find Special Deals, Coupon Codes, and Discounts for Behr Paint
It is difficult to find Behr coupons online, but Home Depot coupons will occasionally work for Behr purchases. Periodically Behr offers rebates or special pricing on products. The best way to get this information is to sign up for email information at www.behr.com and www.homedepot.com. Information is also available by direct mail and The Home Depot advertises frequently in local papers and through mail circulars. The Home Depot is the exclusive dealer for all Behr products.
The Behr website offers a gallery of room pictures for color inspiration, and a virtual color center aids the selection process. Paint samples can be ordered directly from www.behr.com. Detailed information, including where to use, application, dry time and cleanup, is available on the website. The site also offers a free subscription to a service that allows users to “paint” their own digital room images to pick the best colors before they go on the wall. Articles about color educate consumers on how to decorate with different color schemes, and how those color choices will affect their home and all those in it.