Charlotte, NC – January 21 Hunter Coatings, Inc., located in Charlotte, NC is now the distributor of the complete line of Milesi high performance Italian wood coatings, according to a joint announcement released by the companies today. The new distribution agreement marks the first time these two companies have partnered to provide a complete line of high performance, Italian technology wood finishing products to professional woodworkers, cabinet makers, and millwork producers.  Hunter Coatings serves customers in North Carolina and throughout the southeast United States.  Hunter Coatings offers full technical support, custom color matching and a team of technicians to support its customers’ finishing needs — and now offers the unique full Milesi product line.  The Milesi line includes 2K Polyurethanes; Polyesters; waterborne interior and exterior finishes; natural look finishes; high gloss, wet look finishes; UV finishes; stains and more.

The new partnership agreement pairs two companies that each have long traditions of providing high quality, professional residential and commercial wood finishing products to the wood working industry. Hunter Coatings was founded in 1947 and has long been an industry-leading provider of high quality wood coatings and other wood working products to the wood finishing industry in the Carolinas. Hunter Coatings provides professional wood finishers with one source for all their finishing needs.  Milesi, coincidentally, has produced wood coatings since 1947 and is the leading wood coatings manufacturer in Europe, with proven innovative wood finish systems sold in over 100 countries worldwide and cutting edge technology not commonly found in North America.

“Hunter Coatings is excited about the opportunity to distribute the entire Milesi wood coatings offering,” said Andy Stanush, President – Hunter Coatings. “This partnership allows us to expand our customer base and offer the leading European wood finishing products available to the market.  Milesi is a good fit and great addition to the high-end, leading brands we offer to our valued customers.”

“We consider this agreement another solid step in our North American wood coatings business and another milestone in rolling out the Milesi North American National Distribution Program with highly respected and quality partners such as Hunter Coatings Inc.” said Jeff Takac, Milesi – Managing Director – North America “It’s not often that a company with the expertise, knowledge, service and history of Hunter Coatings and a company with the unique heritage, products, research, and chemistry of Milesi join forces. This relationship has the potential to help both organizations experience solid growth and benefit our end users with cutting edge, high performance European wood finish technologies in one of the largest wood markets in the US.  Milesi Wood Coatings are well known world-wide and respected in the North American market, and this partnership allows our end users in the Carolinas to have access to Milesi Wood coatings through a highly respected, experienced partner such as Hunter Coatings Inc.”


Hunter Coatings – When Excellence Matters

Founded in 1947, Hunter Coatings is a knowledge leader in high performance coatings for the architectural, wood finishing and industrial markets. Cabinet makers, floor finishers, contractors, homeowners, designers and faux finishers look to Hunter for their high performance coating needs. Located in Charlotte, NC, Hunter Coatings supplies premium brands to the southeast region of the United States with an excellence in knowledge, service and support that our customers say is beyond compare.

Milesi  Wood Coatings – Italian Technology meets design solutions

Milesi is a brand of the IVM Group, one of the largest and influential wood coatings manufactures in Europe and in the world. Milesi products were born in 1947 in Italy, a country that has always been a point of reference in the furniture industry. These products were developed and perfected through constant interaction with local industry experts and  designers who are appreciated all over the world.

With its presence in North America, the IVM Group wants to declare the intention to make Milesi products more available to the North American professional user.

IVM Group can establish a systematic cooperation with the North American user to define the product and application.

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