Dunn-Edwards Paint Exclusively at TreeHouse

AUSTIN (October 20, 2011) Dunn-Edwards Paint is coming to Austin this month. The premium paint, known throughout California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and West Texas as the “#1 choice of painting professionals,” will be available at a new kind of home improvement store called TreeHouse, opening Saturday, October 22nd in the Westgate Shopping Center.

TreeHouse, which provides a new, smarter approach to home improvement, chose Dunn-Edwards because of its Greener by Design® philosophy. For decades, Dunn-Edwards has been an industry leader in reducing or eliminating harmful ingredients from its paints, and its manufacturing facility is the world's first with LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. TreeHouse will carry a wide range of carefully selected merchandise, designed to help people find solutions that allow them to live healthier, more efficient and sustainable lives. The TreeHouse supplier and product selection process is based on four core criteria: health, performance, sustainability and corporate commitment to the environment.

“At Dunn-Edwards, we've always believed in being green and TreeHouse parallels our mission at a retail level. We strive to provide the best performing paint, which includes preserving the environment, conserving energy and material resources and protecting human health and safety,” said Karl Altergott, president. For example, in the mid-1980s, Dunn-Edwards voluntarily removed ethylene glycol (EG), a toxic solvent, from its paint, yet today most paint manufacturers still use ethylene glycol.

Dunn-Edwards paints are formulated for the climate conditions of the Southwest and its color palette is well suited to the design and architecture of the region as well. Design professionals surveyed indicated they prefer Dunn-Edwards' Perfect Palette®.

Professional paint advisors from Dunn-Edwards will hold regular classes and workshops in the store with tips on painting, color selection and special finishes. The TreeHouse store opens on October 22, 2011 in the Westgate Shopping Center at 4477 S. Lamar Boulevard in Austin.

About TreeHouse

TreeHouse is an Austin, Texas-based retailer that provides a new, smarter approach to home improvement. Its retail locations will carry a wide range of carefully selected merchandise, but its mission goes far beyond providing innovative and useful products. The real business, and true passion, is helping people find solutions that allow them to live healthier, more efficient and sustainable lives. The first TreeHouse retail location opens on October 22, 2011 in the Westgate Shopping Center at 4477 S. Lamar Boulevard in Austin, Texas.