Dutch Boy Paint

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Dutch Boy
Product typePaint
OwnerSherwin-Williams (1980)
Introduced1907 (1907)
Previous ownersNational Lead Company (1907-1980)

The Dutch Boy Group is a paint manufacturing company currently headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. Founded in 1907 by the National Lead Company, the Dutch Boy Paints brand is currently a subsidiary of the Consumer Group division of the Sherwin-Williams Company, which acquired it in 1980, two years after the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's directive banning the manufacturing of lead housepaint went into effect.[1]


Original painting done for the National Lead Company and used as the logo

Dutch Boy uses a little Dutch Boy as its logo and trademark. The boy was painted by Lawrence Carmichael Earle and modeled after an Irish-American boy who lived near the artist, named John Dyer[2]


  • Ceiling paints
  • Exterior paints
  • Faux finishes
  • Interior paints
  • Paint samples
  • Primers
  • Porch and Floor


  1. ^ Jorgensen, Janice (1994). Encyclopedia of Consumer Brands: Durable goods. the University of Michigan: St. James Press. p. 120. ISBN 9781558623354. Retrieved 2015-03-12.
  2. ^ Don Bryant (2010). "Dutch Boy Painter". The Grand Rapids Public Museum. Retrieved 2015-03-12.

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