Testing Valspar products to deliver on our promise

Our 6.25-acre test facility in Fort Myers, Fla., has 100,000 panels on exposure and demonstrates our commitment to testing.

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April 21, 2017 |
Jeff Alexander

At Valspar, we believe in creating coatings that stand the test of time. Valspar scientists rely on testing to develop products that resist humidity, fading, chalking, abrasion and most chemicals while retaining the intended color and appearance.

Our 6.25-acre test facility in Fort Myers, Fla., has 100,000 panels on exposure and demonstrates our commitment to testing. In fact, we have products that have over forty years of exposure time.

Because Valspar customers span the globe, we take many types of conditions into account. In addition to the Fort Myers facility, Valspar has three other facilities in Rochester, PA to test acid rain, Marengo, IL to test freezing and thawing, and Rockhampton, Queensland Australia to test high UV conditions.

Valspar understands the science behind successful coatings. For example, our testing facilities highlight the importance of the high-durability resins and pigments that we use.

Thorough testing helps provide peace of mind to Valspar customers. Before a product is available on the market and has earned the Valspar name, our test facilities have completely evaluated the product.

 

Jeff Alexander | Get Inspired: Color and Coatings

Jeff Alexander, Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings VP of Sales for the Coil and Extrusion division has been with Sherwin-Williams (formerly Valspar) since 1997. He has an entrepreneur spirit and has thrived in building relationships with our customers. Jeff has fully immersed himself in all levels of the coating industry and enjoyed his term as National President at NCCA (National Coil Coating Association).  He is focused on continuing to educate customers on the paint industry.

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