Ace Hardware switches paint suppliers

OAK BROOK, Ill. — Ace Hardware has changed its paint supplier from Sherwin-Williams to Benjamin Moore. Sherwin-Williams made a deal last year with Lowe’s Cos. to supply that retailer’s paint. Ace sold its own paint manufacturing operation to Valspar in 2012 and currently carries Valspar along with its own house brands. Valspar in turn was bought by Sherwin-Williams in 2017. Benjamin Moore, a Berkshire Hathaway company, will start making the dealer-owned co-op’s high-end private-label line, Clark + Kensington, and expand to handle all of Ace’s paint supply later this year.