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Old 04-02-2011, 06:20 PM   #1
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I wonder why I never hear mention of certain brands of paints on the forums. I'm from the Philly/Delaware/New Jersey market and grew up with MAB and Finnaren & Haley (F&H) right alonside BM and SW. MAB (M.A. Bruder of yesteryear) is now owned by SW and Haley (Finnaren is gone) is now owned by BM, and their products are stocked in BM stores locally. I'm just curious as to why I've never heard MAB mentioned once when I know they cover most of the east coast and part of the midwest. F&H was always a locally manufactured paint, and I'm not sure how far their products reached.
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Old 04-02-2011, 06:25 PM   #2
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I've never seen either, not that I was really paying attention. Only thing I ever heard of MAB was when I noticed you can get their shirts on SWs website.
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I've never seen either, not that I was really paying attention. Only thing I ever heard of MAB was when I noticed you can get their shirts on SWs website.
Likewise, I actually had an MAB shirt, but don't remember ever using their paint.
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I wonder why I never hear mention of certain brands of paints on the forums. I'm from the Philly/Delaware/New Jersey market and grew up with MAB and Finnaren & Haley (F&H) right alonside BM and SW. MAB (M.A. Bruder of yesteryear) is now owned by SW and Haley (Finnaren is gone) is now owned by BM, and their products are stocked in BM stores locally. I'm just curious as to why I've never heard MAB mentioned once when I know they cover most of the east coast and part of the midwest. F&H was always a locally manufactured paint, and I'm not sure how far their products reached.
Don't have mab up here in RI, but I know they have it in the mid-Atlantic..
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stop giving away our ''secrets'' Jsher ...........F&H is the little engine that could.............an then got takin over...........love their ''great impressions'' and ''stormplate'' lines
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stop giving away our ''secrets'' Jsher ...........F&H is the little engine that could.............an then got takin over...........love their ''great impressions'' and ''stormplate'' lines
Carefree flat is an excellent dead flat for ceilings and good price too. Try the Lennox trim enamel, real sweet looking finish. Ole, as a philly boy yourself, arent you a little surprised that MAB gets no play here, I thought everyone knew Making America Beautiful?
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Never heard of it......
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Really telling my age if I admit to using MAB paints... that was in the 60's.
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Ole, as a philly boy yourself, arent you a little surprised that MAB gets no play here, I thought everyone knew Making America Beautiful?

yup im surprised as well but i guess were just spoiled by having access to all the big names......even have Behr and Valspar near by

ChrisN will be here soon now that i mentioned Behr lol
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The MAB that was here was turned into a SW after they swallowed them up, they still sell some MAB paint there though.
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Really telling my age if I admit to using MAB paints... that was in the 60's.
In the 60's it wasn't MAB, it was Bruder. I remember my dad taking me to Bruder's, that was in the sixties. He still calls it Bruder from time to time. I don't know why it would date you john, they're still in business today, although they're slowly turning into SW.
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The MAB that was here was turned into a SW after they swallowed them up, they still sell some MAB paint there though.
They're slowly doing that here too. I've noticed at least one that now has SW sign over the front door, and another which is around the corner from an SW is on the block. They pissed a lot of painters off with the way they handled the takeover, self included. MAB was a local philly company and had a very dedicated following. They were like a small town company in the way they treated you and the relaxed and cooperative manner of the store guys. SW people are like corporate robots comparatively. The regular MAB guys are now showing signs of robotic dysfunction. Shame, it was the death of a great company.
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Shame, it was the death of a great company.
They did the same thing to Purdy imo.
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I remember my best friend's dad being a manager at the Bruder paint store that was in Baltimore at the time I was living and referring us paint jobs. I was surprised to discover one MAB paint store here in southern md recently.
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yup im surprised as well but i guess were just spoiled by having access to all the big names......even have Behr and Valspar near by

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They did the same thing to Purdy imo.

Not to mention my favorite, DURON

When will they take over BM??
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Not to mention my favorite, DURON

When will they take over BM??
SW wants to take over the world. I would really dread that, as they chased me back to BM when took over MAB. I'm pretty exclusive with BM now, and rarely use BM or SW anymore. I've heard they're planning paint super centers, where all products, SW MAB and Duron will be under one roof. Which means they'll be fewer probably and spread pretty far apart .
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Not to mention my favorite, DURON
Which is now Sher-Ron.

When it was my fathers business and we did N/C, we bought a ton of Duron's paint.
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Used to use a lot of Kyanize Paint (Boston area, ) Then Bruining which bought them then they were taken over by Insulx Which is now owned by Benny Moore. Kyainze was a great Paint , Bruing was too
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When I grew up there were a bunch of painters/tradespeople in my family. It was either F&H or MAB. I never knew other brands existed until I was in my 20's. (grew up in southwest Philly, moved out to Delco)
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