Heritage Stories

Ask Sherwin-Williams

The “Ask Sherwin-Williams” tagline made an unexpected and memorable appearance during a baseball game in 1996. The center fielder for the Cleveland Indians...

Brushes & Rollers

They called him the “one-man answer to Hirohito.” Thin and gangly, with a quick smile and an easygoing personality, Richard Adams didn’t exactly look the part. He might have been able...

Edward Williams

One of the men whose name has appeared on millions of Sherwin-Williams paint cans since the 1800s had a rather painful early encounter with paint. Young Edward Porter...
 

Henry Sherwin

In 1866, an industrious 24-year-old from rural Vermont named Henry Alden Sherwin found himself with $2,000 in his pocket and a life-changing decision ahead of him...
 

Our First Can of Paint

Just a few years after Henry Sherwin and Edward Williams began selling paint together, they had saved enough money to purchase a small one-story building on the Cuyahoga River...