In 1947, Philadelphia businessman Howard E. Kester revolutionized the paint industry and founded Krylon, Inc., one of the most well-known brands in the aerosol paints industry. Today, the Krylon legacy of product innovation and color remains a source of inspiration for DIYers, crafters, artists and a wide range of professionals.
For over 75 years, Krylon spray paint has delivered innovative solutions for almost any surface with the best colors and specialty finishes to create, restore and protect what’s most important to you. Krylon can turn old new again. It can help prevent wear and tear. It can make projects bright and beautiful while also combatting rust in the toughest conditions. It can protect delicate art and crafts. It can even paint lines on a field and take the heat at the after-game barbecue.
How Krylon Got Its Name
Inspired by the DuPont Corporation development of a formula combining gas and liquid into a single spray can, Kester creatively devised a way to apply paints and coatings that had many advantages over brush-on methods — aerosol.
Shortly after Kester brought his idea to market, DuPont introduced nylon. Impressed once again by the company’s ingenuity, Kester substituted the first “n” in nylon with the first and last letters of his own last name, and the “Krylon” moniker was born.
Innovation That Endures
Sales grew quickly from 1950 on as consumers embraced spray paints and endless creative possibilities. Like the projects created with Krylon, the brand’s rich legacy of invention and color has endured as it continually raises the bar with a range of products focused on project speed, ease of use and finish perfection.
From the premium bonding power of Krylon Fusion All-In-One® to the unparalleled color selection of Krylon COLORmaxx™ and the rust-fighting ability of Krylon Rust Tough®, all of our aerosols provide superior performance benefits. That’s why so many DIYers, craftsmen, artists and professionals count on Krylon. They all have very good reasons for trusting our name, and that makes us proud.