Physically, the company grew rapidly. Before 1925, Davis Paint had purchased all its paint
from a Kansas City producer. In that year, it also began buying from a Cleveland firm. In 1926,
the owners of the Cleveland operation sold the equipment and the business to Davis Paint. Cleveland
quickly proved a success; and, in 1928, Mr. Davis decided to get into the paint manufacturing
business himself in Kansas City. Within a few years the Davis Paint Brand, Ever Bright, became
widely known to paint users in rural and urban areas, particularly in the Midwest and Great Plains
states. The product is still today a popular trade sales interior and exterior house paint.
Davis Paint currently makes coatings to supply four basic markets: our company operated service center,
dealer outlets, private label distribution and industrial sales. In large, Davis Paint acquired
the Trade Sales Division of Cook Paint and Varnish. Since that time, it has continued to market
the Cook Paint line under the Cook Label. Davis Paint's other products carry the names Davis
Paint, Davis Industrial Coatings and Sahara Waterproof Masonry Coatings.