About Us

Since its founding in 1849, Pratt & Lambert has stood for quality, leadership and innovation in the paint industry. We have offered the finest paint products and an unwavering commitment to dealers, paint contractors, designers, and consumers. Our exceptional achievements over the last century have helped make us one of the finest paint brands in the marketplace and distinguished color leaders in the paint industry. When it comes to quality, “Never Compromise®.”

Our History

Over the past 150 years, Pratt & Lambert® has painted a rich heritage, grounded in a history of quality and innovation that dates back to 1849.

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1849

Founded in Buffalo, NY, to make a product that dries linseed oil paint

American Stock Exchange

1905

Listed on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX)

1908 Product

1908

Opened an industrial research laboratory to develop new products and quality control procedures

1920 Product

1920

Began to manufacture exterior house paints and interior oil-based products, including varnishes

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1930

Recognized for making the finest, most durable alkyd (oil-based) products

1950

Began developing latex products and became known as the paint industry’s color leader

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1980

Introduced Accolade® Interior Velvet premium paint, “The Crown Jewel of Paints™”

Sherwin Logo

1995

Purchased by the Sherwin-Williams Company

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2000

Launched prattandlambert.com

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2010

Ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Interior Paints” in a J.D. Power and Associates 2010 Interior Paint

2011-product

2011

Relaunched Pratt & Lambert Industrial Maintenance products, a full line of hardworking products for challenging conditions

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2012

Redesigned prattandlambert.com

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2013

Repositioned Accolade® and RedSeal® and Homes in Harmony™ Collection launched

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2015

2015 launch of Pro-Hide® Gold Ultra Interior

2017-group

2017

- Aquanamel® Waterborne Alkyd and FreshSpec® Introductions

- Accolade® Exterior Improved Formula and Flat Sheen addition

- Color Journeys® Website and Visualizer

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