Around 1830, Francis Schaepman started with a pharmacy. In 1904 the company was acquired by the family ten Doeschate. In 1910, the core business changed from pharmacy to the production of paint. In 1924, the factory building ‘de Volharding’ was built on the Friesche Wal. In the early twenties, Schaepman was the first company in the Netherlands to produce cellulose coating for the automotive and furniture industries. By the end of the fifties, the company deliberately chose to produce industrial paints and coatings. The factory continues to expand. Thanks to an age-old strategy of specialization and customer focus, Schaepman has gained a top position in the world of industrial coatings. Through acquisitions of fellow paint manufacturers - and in the least by its innovative laboratory - Schaepman has managed to expand its product range. Besides industrial coatings Schaepman also offers a wide range of protective coatings. Since 2005, the company produces and sells deco-paint over the Internet: www.schildersverf.nl

In December 2014, Schaepman was acquired by the Danish coating manufacturer Hempel, a global player in the field of marine and protective coatings.