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LOS ANGELES (August 14, 2012) Dunn-Edwards has introduced two new finishes to its popular Acri-Hues® line. The new offerings include Eggshell and Semi-Gloss finishes, joining the existing Acri-Hues® Exterior Flat Paint that painting professionals and specifiers have come to depend on and trust for their projects. With the addition of the Eggshell and Semi-Gloss finishes, Dunn-Edwards now offers a complete exterior line that meets the demands and needs of specifiers and painting professionals.

Acri-Hues® Exterior Flat is formulated using a high quality 100 percent acrylic resin, and will continue to be available in all Perfect Palette® colors. “Acri-Hues® Exterior Flat was introduced six years ago and has become hugely popular," said Dave Heiligenthal, product manager. “It is an extremely dependable paint that provides excellent fade and grain crack resistance and is ideal for use on residential and commercial projects," added Heiligenthal.

The two new additions to the Acri-Hues® line, exterior Eggshell and Semi-Gloss, are ultra-low VOC, acrylic paints that provide dependable performance when used on properly prepared exterior wood, masonry, stucco, concrete and metal surfaces. “The new Acri-Hues® Eggshell and Semi-Gloss paints perform as well as some competitive 100 percent acrylic paints," he said. “Our competitive benchmark testing reveals that these two new products show superior resistance to dirt pick-up as well as improved application performance."

Like all Dunn-Edwards products that bear the EG-free logo, Acri-Hues® Exterior Paint is ethylene glycol (EG)-free and produced in the world's only LEED Gold-certified paint manufacturing plant. Acri-Hues® Exterior Paint is ultra-low VOC at 50 grams per liter, and has very low odor both during and after application. Dunn-Edwards paint is tinted with zero VOC colorants.

The new Acri-Hues® Exterior Paint will be available in all Dunn-Edwards' stores beginning in September. For more information about our products, visit, or contact your local sales representative.