Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

Duron Goes Historic Again

August 11, 2005

Duron, the Beltsville, MD paint manufacturer and retailer, is going after the historic set once again. The company has been granted rights by the Historic Charleston Foundation (HCF) for the Colors of Historic Charleston paint line.
The Historic Charleston line had been available only in the Charleston area at seven Lord & Evans Paint stores. Lord & Evans Paints will continue to offer the line in Charleston and Hilton Head.
As part of the agreement, Duron will expand the palette with three new authentic Charleston colors and add a new collection of shades that plays off the Carolina coast. The new palette is part of the Foundations’ Carolina Lowcountry Collection.
The Colors of Historic Charleston and Carolina Lowcountry paints will initially be distributed through Lord & Evans, however Duron will expand into other major cities in the south through its company-owned stores and independent dealers.
HCF works to protect and restore buildings, landscapes and cultural resources in the city. It began its licensed product program in 1972 to further its preservation efforts. To date, it has spearheaded efforts to rehabilitate more than 1,600 buildings.
Last year, Duron launched a line of paint based on George Washington’s famed Mount Vernon mansion.