How Sherwin-Williams Glorified Painting

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In September 1941, on the eve of World War II, the Sherwin-Williams paint company took a gamble and introduced two new products: Kem-Tone, a water-based paint that company chemists had wisely prepared in anticipation of the government’s rationing of linseed oil; and Roller-Koater, a cylindrical sponge applicator (an industry first).

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