From improved paint formulations to evolving color palettes and even the cans themselves, a lot has happened in the Paint Department at the The Home Depot over the last decade. No one knows this better than Chris Waits, Vice President of Merchandising for Paint.

EA: Welcome to Eco Actions, Chris. What is it like to oversee one of the busiest departments at The Home Depot?

CW: Personally, I think Paint is the most fun department at The Home Depot because customers are excited when they come into the department. Painting is the quintessential DIY project – it’s accessible, emotional and personal. Paint is all about color, and color has the power to change a room, make it yours and transform the way you feel when you walk into a room.

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