| Muralo Paints, a division of the California Products Corporation, is a paint manufacturing company with over 120 years of experience in the business. Throughout its history, Muralo has developed upscale products that have attracted discriminating painting contractors and do-it-yourselfers. The Muralo brand is distributed exclusively to independent paint and decorating products dealers.
Founded in 1894 on Staten Island, New York, Muralo Paints was the original creator of the renowned Spackle® products. Throughout the years, Muralo has continued to invest heavily in R&D, becoming one of the leaders in latex and advanced waterborne ceramic technologies. In the past few years, Muralo has introduced several innovative products into the market, including NanoKote Ceramic Paint (which uses nanotechnology, provides a mold & mildew resistance to the paint film and protects against water marks), Endure 100% Acrylic House Paint (which can be applied to temperatures as low as 35ºF), Breathe Safe™ Zero VOC finishes and, most recently, Hide It™, a new line of super strength colorants. Muralo also makes its own resins, which allows the company to cater to very specific market needs.
About California Products Corporation
Headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts, California Products is a leading-edge manufacturer of California Paints® and Storm System® architectural coatings, including 2010® and Fres-Coat® Velvet Flat, the #1 house paints as rated by a leading consumer magazine for ten consecutive years. Its Sports Division is the world’s largest producer of acrylic athletic surfacing materials, primarily for tennis and running tracks. DecoTurf® Plexicushion® and Rebound Ace® tennis surfacing products are selected for use at the world’s most prestigious tennis events including the US Open and the Australian Open. Fiberlock Technologies®, a wholly run subsidiary, offers the broadest and most comprehensive product lines for mold remediation as well as lead and asbestos encapsulation. For more information, visit www.californiaproducts.com.
HERE ARE MURALO’S TIME LINE AND MOST NOTABLE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PAINT INDUSTRY:
The Muralo Company is founded on Staten Island, New York.
Creation of Spackle®, a registered trademark of the Muralo Company. The original dry powder product (to be mixed with water by the user) was brought to market in 1927, then patented and trademarked in 1928.
The Muralo Company becomes the first independent paint manufacturer to make latex emulsion.
Muralo engineers a unique hi-build Interior/Exterior Latex Waterproofing Paint, designed to resist up to 2 lbs. of water per square inch below ground, to waterproof basements and exterior masonry surfaces. It was later reformulated in the late 90’s using high performance waterborne resins to resist hydrostatic pressure up to 4 lbs. of water per square inch below ground and 95 miles per hour hurricane force wind driven rain above ground.
The Muralo Company discovers that the use of hollow glass bubbles permits filling and resurfacing damaged areas in one application without any shrinkage or cracks, which leads them to create Spackle® Lite.
Ultimate Mid Gloss Exterior House Paint is developed by Muralo. Based on a proprietary 100% Acrylic Resin Emulsion, it provides the most durable fade resistant finish with superior adhesion that resists flaking and peeling, offering lasting protection.
Muralo's Ultra Waterborne line of interior finishes is first launched into the paint market. Ultra Waterborne paints are based on a proprietary fine particle size waterborne styrene-acrylic resin and ceramic microspheres technology, pioneered by Muralo.
With a demand of epoxy in the market, Muralo designes Ultra-Tred, a 2-Component Waterborne Epoxy Coating specially designed for use in heavy duty areas such as school cafeterias and lockers, car washes, commercial & residential garages, industrial floors and walls, where maximum abrasion and chemical resistance properties are desired.
Based on the same technology as that of Mid-Gloss, Muralo developes Ultimate Low Lustre, which has a lower gloss and sheen for those who want a low gloss finish on their exterior siding.
The Muralo Company adds a new member to its Spackle® family-Professional Grade Spackle®. This most advanced version of Spackle®-the original and still the leader of spackling products after 79 years-has all the properties that professionals demand such as high build, quick drying, easy sanding. Plus, it's ideal for interior and exterior use and does not dry up in the can.
Muralo introduces the new Decorative Floor Flecks. Floor Flecks are great for decorating garage and basement floors and also improve slip resistance of painted floors. They are available in three different colors: Emerald, Ruby and Aqua, and come in an easy to use container.
Muralo introduces Endure 100% Acrylic House paint. Its advanced technology produces a high build, durable, exterior finish by creating a thicker, more flexible film in just one coat. Endure can be applied in low temperatures down to 35°F. It resists peeling, cracking and blistering. Protected by a lifetime warranty, Endure offers a durable, mildew and algae resistant coating.
Muralo introduces the NanoKote™ Ceramic Paint, which uses nanotechnology, provides a mold & mildew resistance to the paint film and protects against water marks.
Muralo introduces the Breathe Safe™ Zero V.O.C. line of eco-friendly wall finishes, ceiling paint and primer.
Muralo introduces Hide It™, a new line of super strength colorants. Muralo?s Ultra Waterborne finishes tinted with Hide it™ super strength colorants deliver maximum color performance, achieving true, vivid colors, with a minimal number of coats. No priming is required.
Muralo adds Ceramic Pro 100% Acrylic House Paint to its ever grown list of products. Formulated with an advanced acrylic resin emulsion, Ceramic Pro provides the painted surface with long-lasting protection. Ceramic Pro provides protection to the dried paint film from mold & mildew growth, has excellent flash/rust resistance, resists cracking, peeling and will retain its color value for years.
The Muralo Company is acquired by California Products Corporation, a Delos Management portfolio company. Matt Constantino of Delos Management said, “We strongly support California Products’ efforts to expand within the architectural coatings market and believe that this transaction will further this goal and also make a commitment to the industry on our future.” Constantino continued, “We are pleased to partner with a well respected company that has thrived for more than a century under strong and innovative leadership. Continuing on our strategy to become a leading provider of high quality paints and coatings, our partnership with The Muralo Company positions the combined businesses to better serve and facilitate the growth of our customers.”