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. By 2016, the store was known as Heartland Paint. The can was repainted red and white. [map]

The Model Wallpaper & Paint Co. store opened in 1941. This giant paint can is obviously from later. The store has closed but this paint can was still there in 2021. [map]

Andrew Inc. opened in 1948 as Andrew Paint. This paint can sign is installed on the roof. This photo is from 2011. By 2015, the store was known as Spectrum Paint. The can was painted blue and had a Regal label by 2019. [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 featured Hardware Hank. It has been there since the 1950s and originally revolved. It also had a handle. The store closed in 2020 and the covering on the paint can was removed. [map]

Rainbow Paint & Wallpaper Company
Gastonia, NC
Dutch Boy Paints
Pullman, WA
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. By 2020, the can had been painted black and had an Excel label. [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]

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. By 2021, it had been rolled onto its side. [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. This photo is from 2012. In 2018, the paint can was repainted. It is now black but still has the Benjamin Moore name. For more, see this website. [map]

Triplett Paint & Decorating
Anniston, AL
Scott Paint
Bradenton, FL
2005 and 2009:
The Triplett Paint & Decorating sign features three paint cans. The labels and sign panels had been changed by 2019. [map]

Scott Paint had been around since 1965 and had about 24 locations on the West Coast of Florida. The company's original six stores in the Sarasota/Bradenton/Venice area had paint can signs. I believe only these three are left. The cans never revolved. In 2016, Scott Paint was bought out by Florida Paints.

This Bradenton paint can sign is from 1996. All of the stores' cans survived four hurricanes in 2004. Around 2019, the panels were replaced with those advertising Florida Paints. [map]

Scott Paint
St. Petersburg, FL
Florida Paints
Sarasota, FL
The Scott Paint sign in St. Petersburg has been there since at least 2007. The handle was missing even then. Although the business is now known as Florida Paints, this sign remains. It has been missing its handle since at least 2007. [map]

The Florida Paints paint can previously advertised for Scott Paint. The panels were changed around 2019. The handle has been missing since at least 2011. [map]

Southern Paint
New Smyrna Beach, FL
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, I don't believe it revolves now. The handle has been missing since 2016. [map]

Giant Paint Can
Syracuse, NY
Giant Paint Can
Shreveport, LA
The Paint Can in Syracuse is installed on the roof of Dunford Painting and Restoration. [map]

The Paint Can in Shreveport is installed in front of Harrison Paint Co. The handle on top is broken. The company was established in 1950 at a different location. This Paint Can has been at its current spot since at least the mid-1960s. I don't believe it revolves anymore. [map]

Texarkana Paint & Flooring
Texarkana, TX
2010 and 2011:
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 were repainted. By 2016, the paint cans had been repainted again for "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
This Paint Can was installed on the roof of Southwestern Paint. It probably revolved originally. In 2013, the store moved a few blocks away. The sign is now displayed on a pole in the parking lot. In 2019, the sign panel was either replaced or painted with a modern Benjamin Moore label with paint dripping from the lid. [map]

Giant Paint Can
Topeka, KS
Giant Paint Can
Salem, OH
Paint Can
Columbia, TN
Paragon Paint
& Wallpaper [gone]
Colonie, NY
Paint Can
Rancho Cordova, CA
Paint Can
Roanoke, VA
The Paint Can in Topeka is mounted above a plastic box sign at Allied Paints. The sign is two-sided and revolves. This photo is from 2008. Around 2017, the Paint Can was repainted blue and silver with a Wall Satin label. [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 and silver. It had been repainted again by 2018. [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 [gone]
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 were only two paint cans left at that point. The paint can on the right was repainted with a Pella label. In 2021, the remaining two cans were removed.

Giant Paint Can [gone]
Miami, FL
Paint Plus
Goderich, ON
Giant Paint Can
Wytheville, VA
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.

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 [gone]
Sioux Falls, SD
Giant Paint Can
Waldorf, MD
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 [gone]
South Charleston, WV
This paint can was installed on the roof of Evans Do it Best Lumber in 1963. The paint can was about 10 feet tall. It was repainted several times over the years for different paint companies. In 2012, when these photos were taken, the faded text on the pouring paint read "Quality HWI Paints." The store closed later that year. In 2015, the paint can was removed. There was talk of turning it into a piece of pipe with water coming out. However, as of 2018, it has not reappeared. For more, see this website.

Peter's Flooring & Paint
Hot Springs, AR
Peter's Flooring & Paint was established in 1906. This paint can entrance has been there since at least 2007. [map]

former Coastline Paint & Hardware
Gulfport, MS
2019: 2020:
The former Coastline Paint & Hardware building features a paint can entrance and paintbrush decorated windows. This building is probably from 1989 when Coastline opened there. It might be older if there was another paint store there previously. The building was vacant when these photos were taken in 2019. By 2020, the building was housing Ole River Fabrics. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

More Giant Paint Cans:
Atlantic, IA [vintage; gone]
Canton, OH
Windsor, ON [map]

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