Paint Stores in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Paint Stores in the US

Over the five years to 2018, the Paint Stores industry benefited from modest growth in its downstream industries, primarily in residential construction, which includes private spending on home improvements and new housing starts. During the period, growing disposable income, low interest rates and a declining unemployment rate drove growth in the industry's downstream markets, therefore driving demand for industry products from do-it-yourself (DIY) customers and professional painters. The industry's level of market share concentration crossed the threshold from a medium level to a high level over the period, primarily driven by the growing dominance of the Sherwin-Williams Company. Over the five years to 2023, revenue is projected to continue to grow for the industry, albeit at a slower pace than over the five years to 2018. The industry is expected to continue to benefit from low unemployment and rising disposable income which will drive growth in housing starts and home improvement spending.

This industry retails paint, wallpaper and other wall-related supplies. Products include stain, varnish, painting equipment and accessories that are used for interior and exterior surfaces. Operators purchase wall coverings from domestic and international manufacturers and wholesalers and then retail them to the general public and contractors. This industry does not include home improvement stores, hardware stores and lumber and other building material dealers.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2019)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Housing starts
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2019)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2019)
    • Table Business Locations 2019
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major Players
    • Table The Sherwin-Williams Company (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table PPG Industries Inc. (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital Intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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