Sears Holding Corp. said Tuesday that it will bring paint back to stores due to the strong housing market and the rising number of home-improvement projects. The rollout will start in 23 stores before going nationwide, starting with cities including Albany, N.Y., Oak Bridge, Ill., and Saginaw, Mich. Sears is introducing a Craftsman brand paint that will be priced between $6 and $33, and is bringing back Weatherbeater exterior paint, priced between $14 and $34, and Easy Living interior paint, priced between $2.50 and $29. All together, Sears will offer 2,400 colors. The retailer stopped selling paint in 2012. Sears shares are inactive in premarket trading, but down 47.3% for the last year. THe S&P 500 Index is up 9.6% for the last 12 months.
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