bittans, you have been a lucky long, I guess holding thru thru these ups and downs has paid off for you. that being said, shw has managed to get these increases thru, how much higher can they drive price for a gallon of paint? record numbers come from increases as much as 40% in the last few yrs. we are now no longer a customer, as we found ppg has as good or better quality for 30% lower cost. if they expect to keep the volumes, they will have to run the 40% sale everyday. this is most likely the high for the medium term
the 30% we save from using ppg , represents contractor prices. it is actually 50% or more off the over inflated retail price shw commands. to your credit they are concerned with shaeholders only, and could give a rats cahoo, about the long term contractors that got them this far.