Home Hardware’s paint division marks 35 years

BURFORD, Ont. — Beauti-Tone Paint and Home Products, the paint brand owned by Home Hardware Stores and sold exclusively through Home stores, is celebrating its 35th anniversary.

Back in 1979, the co-op’s paint was being supplied by Sherwin-Williams, but that company had announced it would open stores of its own. So co-founder Walther Hachborn decided it would be a good idea for Home to get into the paint business, rather than rely on another supplier.

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