About Us

FMI Paint and Chemical – quality coatings since 1950.

FMI Paint & Chemical began as a family owned manufacturer and retailer of paints under the Clark Paint label. Eventually, the retail company grew to 7 stores and in 1984, the retail stores were sold allowing FMI to concentrate solely on manufacturing and selling directly to the trade.

In 1972, FMI was the first company to manufacture and market a 100% acrylic stain directly to condominiums associations. Since then, “Stormcoat” has become one of the most recognized and respected coatings in New England, expanding staining and painting cycles from once every 2-3 years to once every 10-15 years. We continue to be the preferred product at some of the most prestigious complexes in New England.

In addition, FMI has become an integral part in supplying the lumber priming industry with the most environmentally friendly coatings available, including zero voc oil primers and latex finish coats. Our “Enviroprime” line of coatings is used by the largest priming operation in the northeast and their products can be found everywhere, from local retail lumber yards to even the big box stores.

The direct selling model has established FMI as a company that can deliver the highest quality products at a substantial savings than that of any retail paint store. The quality of our entire product line is unsurpassed, making it the number one choice of many of the larger painting contractors in Connecticut.

Now, run by a 2nd generation owner, FMI continues to carry on its tradition of putting quality and price in the forefront.

About the Team

David Fine


Mark Fineberg


“I am one of the largest painting contractors in New England and I have the opportunity to specify any coating on any job that I am awarded. For over 20 years, I have changed countless condominiums from Sherwin Williams, Glidden, Benjamin Moore and others to FMI’s Stormcoat 100% acrylic stain. The service, color consistency and value are unbeatable! I can show jobs that I have done 15 years ago that look like they were just painted last year. This product is uniquely different than anything I can get from any of the major manufacturers.”

– Tolis Serbegis, New Look Painting, Inc., Glastonbury, CT ★★★★★

I have been a customer of FMI for over 20 years and continue to be impressed with their products and service. Their coatings are of superior quality, and their warranty backs up their materials and even labor costs. From the office to the factory floor to the delivery, FMI's staff is always helpful and goes out of their way to meet and exceed customer expectations.

– Steve B ★★★★★

Clark Paint has been doing business with FMI Paint & Chemical, Inc. since the 70's. Over the years we have purchased thousands of gallons of various interior and exterior paints from them. The best thing about them is that should there be an issue, they stand behind their product 100%. Being a family business, it is very comfortable that the owners of the company are very involved with their customers and David, the owner, is always available and extremely accommodating. I wish there were other companies that took as much interest in their customers. As far as the products, they are as good, if not better, than Benjamin Moore, Behr and any other we have ever used. This is a GREAT company.

– Ricci Cavallaro ★★★★★

We have been doing business with FMI for over 30 years and have found their product to be second to none. FMI is far superior to any other exterior product on the market. Friendly staff and prompt service is another reason we continue to work with FMI and would recommend them to contractors and homeowners alike.

– Cedar Ridge Remodeling ★★★★★


FMI Paints & Stains
14 Eastern Park Rd.
East Hartford, CT 06108

Hours of Operation:
M-F: 7am - 3:30pm

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