Sears Canada Launches New Residential Painting Service



    Call 1-800-4-MY-HOME for a free estimate!

    TORONTO, May 28 /CNW/ - Sears Canada Inc. (TSX: SCC), the nation's
largest installed home improvements provider; today announced that it will
begin offering a new residential painting service in selected markets.
Residential painting also qualifies for the federal government's new Home
Renovations Tax Credit program unveiled in January, for residential
renovations and improvements. The residential painting service comes with
Sears guarantee of satisfaction.
    "The addition of residential painting is another innovative way Sears is
increasing the variety of home improvement services we offer our customers,"
said Dene Rogers, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sears Canada Inc. "It
is the perfect solution to Canadians who are increasingly pressed for time and
want a trusted brand to help with home renovations."
    Sears residential painting is done by licensed, insured, professional
painters that are skilled experts in the business and who know all aspects of
interior and exterior painting from preparation to topcoat. Painters use high
quality paints and stains that provide superior coverage and results. Once
Sears painters are on site, they will work efficiently, ensuring minimal
disruption and a high quality job.
    Sears professional consultants will help consumers choose the colour,
finish and the overall look they would like to achieve for their interior or
exterior painting project. They will also inform customers of the necessary
steps required to prepare walls before applying interior paint to ensure
proper coverage such as removing existing wallpaper, sanding surfaces and
repairing cracks. Sears will also colour match fabrics and materials to
produce a coordinated look in every home.
    Consultants will return to inspect the completed job to ensure customers
are satisfied.
    Sears Interior Painting Services include: minor drywall repair (includes
cleaning, patching and sanding); application of primer, as required; all wall,
baseboard, trim, concrete, stair and railing painting; stucco repair and
replacement Venetian or Textured plaster; wallpapering; supply and
installation of base and crown moldings; textured coatings, ceilings and faux
finishes.
    Sears Exterior Painting Services include: windows, doors and trim;
aluminum siding, soffit, fascia, gutters and eaves; wood shutters; garage
floors; and painted wood surfaces such as frames, posts; railings and
shutters.
    The Home Renovation Tax Credit provides Canadian taxpayers with a 15%
rebate on eligible home renovation projects performed in 2009 for expenditures
between $1,000 and $10,000. Details are available from the Canada Revenue
Agency at the following website:
    http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/gncy/bdgt/2009/fqhmrnvtn-eng.html
    Painting paid for on customers' Sears Card or Sears MasterCard can earn
valuable Sears Club points. Call 1-800-4-MY-HOME for a free-no-obligation
estimate. A financing option of 24 equal billing payments is also available to
qualifying Sears Card holders or Sears MasterCard holders.

    Sears Canada is a multi-channel retailer with a network of 198 corporate
stores, 193 dealer stores, 40 home improvement showrooms, over 1,800 catalogue
merchandise pick-up locations, 108 Sears Travel offices and a nationwide home
maintenance, repair, and installation network. The Company also publishes
Canada's most extensive general merchandise catalogue and offers shopping
online at www.sears.ca.




For further information:

For further information: Eliana Cugini, Sears Canada, Corporate
Communications, (416) 662-2245, ecugini@sears.ca


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