CLEVELAND - ICI Paints' North American division has acquired eight architectural-paint stores in the San Joaquin Valley of California from Wilshire Paint Co. in a transaction that ICI Paints said expands the company's total of retail paint stores to 75 in the state. Terms were not disclosed. Wilshire Paint is based in Fresno, CA.

ICI Paints said the purchase will expand its market penetration in the professional-painter segment in California. The company, based in Cleveland, manufactures paint and related products sold under the brands Glidden, Dulux, Ralph Lauren, Devoe, Fuller-O'Brien, Sinclair, C-I-L paint, Color Your World and Liquid Nails.