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Giant Paint Cans

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Schaller's Paint & Wallpaper
St. Joseph, MO
Model Wallpaper & Paint Co
Taylor, MI
Andrew Inc.
Wichita, KS
The Paint Store [gone]
Columbus, MS
former Morris Paint
Omaha, NE
The Schaller's Paint paint can still revolves. It was repainted between 2005 and 2008. The first photo above is from 2005; the second from 2010. By 2013, the business name was changed to the Store of Colors. The Schaller's name on the can was painted over with the new name. [map]

The Model Wallpaper & Paint Co. store opened in 1941. This giant paint can is obviously from later. [map]

Andrew Inc. opened in 1948 as Andrew Paint. This paint can sign is installed on the roof. I believe it still revolves. [map]

The Paint Store's paint can was missing its handle when this photo was taken in 2007. By 2013, the store had moved downtown and this sign was gone.

This Morris Paint paint can was built in the 1950s and had neon tubing. It was repainted in recent years for the building's new tenant, the Landmark Group. For more, see this website. [map]

Ricciardi Brothers
Bloomfield, NJ
Creative Walls
Springfield, MA
Hamline Hardware
St. Paul, MN
Ricciardi Brothers is a regional paint store chain that has been around since 1929. This location features a rooftop paint can. [map]

The Creative Walls paint can is incorporated into their sign. [map]

Hamline Hardware was founded in 1926. A fire destroyed the store in 1959 and they rebuilt at the same location. The store's paint can features Hardware Hank. It has been there since the 1950s but no longer spins. Sometime after 2009, the can was wrapped rather than repainted. The handle is now missing as well. The first photo above is from 2007; the other photos from 2011. [map]

Rainbow Paint & Wallpaper Company
Gastonia, NC
Dutch Boy Paints
Pullman, WA
Triplett Paint
& Decorating
Anniston, AL
Lozon
Ace Hardware
River Rouge, MI
Pioneer Paint Can
Tucson, AZ
Paint Can
Shippensburg, PA
The Rainbow Paint & Wallpaper Company featured a Dutch Boy Paints paint can when I took these photos in 2010. I have not seen an add-on figure or handles like this before. By 2013, the paint can had been repainted for Benjamin Moore Paints and the Dutch Boy figure was gone. The handles were still there. [map]

This Dutch Boy Paints sign in Pullman is perched over a car canopy behind an auto parts store. It's really only a half-can but I'll post it here anyway since these signs are so rare. [map]

The Triplett Paint & Decorating sign features three paint cans. [map]

Lozon Ace Hardware was established in 1923. This store features a half paint can sign. I suspect this was originally a full paint can that was adapted and moved here. [map]

This giant Pioneer Paint Can appeared to be abandoned on a roof. There was no paint store anywhere nearby. [map]

The Paint Can in Shippensburg is installed at A&A Decorative Display next to I-81. It has been here for many years. It was originally built as a water storage tank. It is about 35 feet tall. For more, see this website. [map]

Giant Paint Can [gone]
Miami, FL
Scott Paint
Bradenton, FL
Southern Paint
New Smyrna Beach, FL
The Paint Can in Miami had been around since the late 1940s or early 1950s. It advertised the O-Gee Paint store below. The Complete Angler, a bait & tackle shop, occupied the building for many years. In 2003, the paint can was repainted and altered slightly to resemble a bait bucket with fish in the pouring water. The store closed in 2011. By 2014, the paint can had been painted white and the building was still empty. The piece simulated pouring paint was then missing. By 2015, the paint can was gone.

Scott Paint has been around since 1965 and now has 24 locations on the West Coast of FL. Their original six stores in the Sarasota/Bradenton/Venice area had paint can signs (two of these stores still have the original cans). The cans never revolved. The company continues the tradition - repairing their older cans and placing look-alikes at their newer locations where sign ordinances permit them. This Bradenton can is from 1996. All the stores' cans survived four hurricanes in 2004. [map]

The Southern Paint Can has been here since at least the 1960s. In the 1970s, the can was painted to read "Coronado Paint Products." It was revolving in 2005, however, it was not in 2009. [map]

Giant Paint Can
Syracuse, NY
Texarkana Paint & Flooring
Texarkana, TX
The Paint Can in Syracuse is installed on the roof of Dunford Painting and Restoration. [map]

Texarkana Paint & Flooring had two giant Devoe paint cans: one on the roof and another mounted on a pole. The one on the pole probably revolved at one time. The company moved in 2010 and left these cans behind. By 2013, the building was housing Stateline Resale Treasures. The paint cans have been repainted. The can on the roof now features the new business name. By 2016, the paint can had been painted blue and was reading "The Vintage Bucket". [map]

Giant Paint Can
Rochester, MN
Flaherty Paint
Austin, MN
The Paint Can in Rochester is installed on the roof of Struve's Paint. Struve's has been around since 1947. [map]

The Flaherty Paint sign appears to be modern. I believe the company was established in 1990. For more, see this website. [map]

Giant Paint Can
Houston, TX
Giant Paint Can
Topeka, KS
Giant Paint Can
Salem, OH
Giant
Paint Can
Columbia, TN
Paragon Paint
& Wallpaper [gone]
Colonie, NY
Giant
Paint Can
Rancho Cordova, CA
Giant
Paint Can
Roanoke, VA
The Paint Can in Houston is installed on the roof of Southwestern Paint. It probably revolved originally. This photo is from 2011. In 2013, the store moved a few blocks away. The sign is now displayed on a pole in the parking lot. [map]

The Paint Can in Topeka is mounted above a plastic box sign at Allied Paints. The sign is two-sided and revolves. [photo thanks Glenda Campbell] [map]

The Paint Can in Salem is installed at Superior Paint & Wallpaper. [map]

The Paint Can in Columbia stands in front of Columbia Paint & Wallpaper. [map]

Paragon Paint & Wallpaper had this giant paint can sign dating from 1960. It used to revolve at one time. In 2004, Verizon Wireless took over the building and cut the paint can off the sign. They kept the small rectangular sign at the bottom and put the Verizon logo on that.

The Paint Can in Rancho Cordova is located on a short pole in the parking lot of Vista Paint. [map]

The Paint Can in Roanoke is in front of the Northwest True Value Hardware store. This photo is from 2007. By 2012, the paint can had been painted blue. [map]

Siperstein Paint [gone]
Union, NJ
Siperstein Paint [gone]
Linden, NJ
Siperstein Paint
Jersey City, NJ
Siperstein Paint [gone]
Wall Township, NJ
Siperstein Paint [gone]
Trenton, NJ
Siperstein Paint
North Plainfield, NJ
2007: 2009:
Siperstein Paints was founded in 1904. There were more than 20 locations in New Jersey, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. I believe there are only three locations left now: North Plainfield, Fords, and Long Branch. The Long Branch location is modern and does not feature any interesting signs.

The Union paint can looked like it probably rotated at one point. These photos are from 2007. By 2013, the store and sign were gone.

The Linden store featured another old can that no longer rotated, if it ever did, when this photo was taken in 2007. By 2012, the sign and store were gone.

The Jersey City store is gone but the paint can is still visible on the Holland Tunnel approach to New York City. It probably had a handle originally. [map]

The Wall Township store is gone but the paint can entrance was still there until 2015. The building was remodeled for Liberty Carpet.

The Trenton store had an even larger paint can entrance. The store and paint can are gone now.

The North Plainfield cans were accompanied by a giant roll of wallpaper. The company sold or leased part of its building to Birdsall Bath Design in 2009. There are only two paint cans left at this point. The paint can on the right has been repainted with a Pella label since this photo. [map]

Paint Plus
Goderich, ON
Giant Paint Can
Wytheville, VA
Video Mania [gone]
Sioux Falls, SD
Giant Paint Can
Waldorf, MD
Paint Plus features a pouring paint can on its roof. [photo thanks Mark Comstock] [map]

The Paint Can in Wytheville was installed at The Paint Store in the 1990s. These photos are from 2011. The business is now known as Building & Design of Virginia. The paint can is still there. [map]

Video Mania was originally a paint store. The animated neon created the effect of the cans pouring rainbows of paint. When I was there in 2008, the store was being gutted. By 2009, the paint cans were gone. For more, see this website.

The Waldorf Paint Can is installed at Empire Graphics. The shopping center in which the store is located was built in the mid-1960s. This paint can may have been installed then. The space originally housed a Benjamin Moore paint store. The color of the pouring paint was changed from time to time. Empire Graphics moved into the building in 1996. One of the reasons that the business chose this space was because the paint can seemed fitting for a sign business. [map]

Evans Do it Best Lumber
South Charleston, WV
This paint can is installed on the roof of Evans Do it Best Lumber. It appears to have been here quite awhile. The faded text on the pouring paint reads "Quality HWI Paints." [map]

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Windsor, ON [map]

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