Gemini Coatings

The history of Gemini begins with its founder, William H. Smith. Mr. Smith began his career in the paint industry when he graduated from the University of California with a major in Chemical Engineering and a minor in Mechanical Engineering shortly after serving in the Marine Corps in World War II.

On December 22, 1964, Mr. Smith started a company called Gemini Products. The name for the new company was taken from the constellation in the Zodiac called “Gemini” of the twin stars. Four years later, because the focus of the business was almost entirely on lacquer products, the name of the corporation was changed from Gemini Products, Inc. to Gemini Lacquers, Inc. Over time that name has changed to Gemini Industries to better reflect the over-arching array of products and business that Gemini Industries has evolved to.


Gemini Industries offers a complete line of wood finishing products and support materials including: conversion varnishes, precatalyzed lacquers, stains, touch up & repair, primers and sealers, urethanes, acrylics, waterbornes, and exterior wood stains with our TWP product family. Each Gemini product and service offers a promise exemplified in our company slogan, “Finish With Excellence”. Each Gemini Industries co-owner is committed everyday to backing that promise up!

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