Your home is probably the biggest investment you have and to protect that investment, homeowners need to pay attention to the maintenance and upkeep of their home. One of the most important things you can do to keep your home looking good is to apply a fresh coat of paint every so often. When looking for a high quality interior or exterior paint, you can’t beat BEHR.
BEHR paint and other BEHR products are distributed through the Home Depot chain of home improvement stores. The Company prides itself on being a good corporate citizen, looking out for the environment and producing the highest quality, most technologically advanced paints, stains and related products on the market today.
Behr Company History
It all started back in 1947 for the BEHR brand when Otto Behr Jr. started selling linseed oil to paint stores out of the back of his station wagon. As he made his deliveries, he repeatedly heard merchants complain that there was not a good product to apply to redwood that would both enhance and preserve its appearance. Ever the entrepreneur, Otto Behr Jr. went to his father, Otto Behr Sr. and asked for help to develop a suitable product for redwood application. The senior Mr. Behr, an accomplished chemist, came up with a clear finish and stain that was perfect for applying to redwood. From these humble beginnings out of the family garage, the business began to grow. In 1948, the business needed more space and was moved to an 800 square foot Quonset hut building in Pasadena, California.
As the years passed and the reputation of the BEHR Process Corporation grew, demand for the top quality stains and varnishes could not be met from one small structure in Pasadena. Additional manufacturing plants sprouted up all around the country. Over the next 40 years or so, plants were opened in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington.
In 1986, BEHR expanded their product line to include interior and exterior paints, keeping to their original business plan of providing the highest quality, most technologically advanced products available anywhere in the world.
In 1999, after being a private entity for 52 years, BEHR Process Corporation was acquired by Masco Corporation of Taylor, Michigan. The power and additional resources provided by Masco Corporation allowed BEHR to continue to grow and expand their operations. Today, they have many locations in the United States and Canada as well as a significant presence overseas in countries that include China, India and Guam. A 2007 partnership with Home Depot-China opened up a vast opportunity to serve the world’s biggest market.
Today, BEHR continues to expand its brand presence while maintaining the highest industry standards. They are commited to investing heavily in research and development to come up with new products and maintain their position as a leader in their industry.
BEHR Products and Services
From its humble beginnings producing a single stain and finish for redwood products, BEHR has become a top of the line producer of a whole range of products. Known for their premium interior and exterior paints, BEHR also offers the finest in stains, primers, faux and decorative finishes, specialty paints, concrete and masonry water proofers, garage floor coatings, wood floor coatings, cleaners, strippers and removers. All of their products are manufactured to meet and exceed the most ridgid of all industry standards.
BEHR Premium Plus Ultra Exterior Paint is one of the most popular choices for homeowners wishing to spruce up the outer appearance of their house. Using advanced NANOGUARD technology, this top of the line product is both a primer and a paint. It is designed to help keep your house looking newer for a longer period of time than other exterior paint products. It can be applied to a wide variety of surfaces including wood, vinyl, aluminum, fiber cement, siding, brick, masonry, stucco, fences and garage doors. The product contains an extra protective shield that minimizes the potentially damaging effects of direct sunlight. It also protects against moisture, stains and dirt and inhibits the growth of mildew. This Premium Plus Ultra Exterior Paint is backed by a lifetime guarantee by BEHR.
BEHR makes a complete line of interior paints suitable for all applications posible inside the home. One very good product that can be used throughout the house, but is particularly suited for areas where water may splash on the walls (such as the kitchen and bathroom) is BEHR’s Interior Premium Plus Ultra Interior Semi Gloss Enamel. Made of 100% acrylic latex, using their patented NANOGUARD technology, this paint is extremely durable, protects against moisture and mildew and can be easily cleaned. It can be ordered in over 2,000 different colors and takes fewer coats to completely hide any old, undesirable finishes.
When it comes to producing safe products, BEHR spares no expense. They have never made a paint product that contains lead pigments and manufacture their entire line of products with the safety of their workers as well as their customers as a top priority. All products have warning labels and instructions for proper use and the Company will provide a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for all of their products. Paint products and other chemical solutions are inherently dangerous if not used properly and BEHR does all it can to ensure that anyone who uses their products, uses them safely.
BEHR Color Samples
When you are planning to paint a room or more, you often have trouble visualizing the right color scheme. BEHR solves this problem by providing 8 ounce cans of sample paints which are available for their more than 2,000 possible colors. The samples normally cost $6.95 each, but are available through the BEHR.com website for just $3.94 each. If you buy 3 or more samples, shipping is free. For an even better price on BEHR color samples, visit HomeDepot.com where you can order online samples for just $2.94 per 8 ounce sample.
Online Coupons for BEHR Products
From time to time, BEHR will offer discounts on some of their products. They usually have special deals, discounts and coupons available both on their website, on Home Depot’s website and on a number of sites that specialize in couponing. Most of their promotions are centered around holidays, but they can appear at any time. Recently, for the Fourth of July holiday (June 24th, 2010 through July 5th, 2010), BEHR and Home Depot offered $5.00 off on any gallon of their product and $20.00 off on any 5 gallon product.
While specific BEHR coupons are not always easy to find, Home Depot does offer a 10% discount on any product they sell when you join up to their moving club site. You’ll receive information on what you need to move as well as a discount of 10% at the Home Depot to help you get started in your new place. Technically, the savings are meant for people who have moved or are in the process of moving, but, they do not check your address.
Offline Behr Deals are Available at the Post Office
Moving kits and change of address kits at your local post office contain a 10% discount card from either Home Depot or Lowes. Home Depot honors competitor coupons, so a Lowes discount will work for purchasing BEHR products.
The next time your in the market for paint or perhaps some waterproofing product, consider the superior quality of BEHR, available at your local Home Depot.