The Home Depot Announces 2022 Innovation Award Winners

Products with new consumer benefits from no-drip, flawless finish spray paints to smart string lights with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capabilities topped the list of most innovative products at The Home Depot in 2022.

The 2022 top winners include:

  • Overall Winner: Glidden Max Flex Spray Paint enables users to complete spray paint projects faster on a wide range of finishes without cracking or peeling. Its revolutionary formula requires fewer spray passes than a traditional conical-shaped spray pattern and dries within 5-minutes. With an ultra-durable finish, it can be used on wood, metal, plastic, glass and more.


  • First Runner Up: Hubspace String Lights allow users to remotely customize their outdoor lighting in a snap. Color, brightness and timers at the individual bulb level can all be personalized through its easy-to-use app. Compatible with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Google Home and Alexa, the Hubspace String Lights are designed to dazzle in all weather conditions.


  • Second Runner Up: Cortex for Decking by FastenMaster is a fast and easy way to build a deck with fully hidden hardware and fasteners. The Cortex for Decking sets come with a proprietary drill bit that sets the screw to the perfect depth every time in composite, cap stock and PVC decking boards.

“We’re thrilled with the level of home improvement innovation we continue to bring to our DIY and Pro customers, thanks to the great work of our suppliers,” said Jeff Kinnaird, executive VP of merchandising for The Home Depot. “Whether a Pro or do-it-yourselfer, these exciting new products will help anyone get their projects done faster, easier and more efficiently.”

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