How to deal with the 5000 color choices on the wall – the Affinity Deck

I get a lot of questions about all the colors on the wall here at the store. I think there are 5000. I know a lot of their names now, but not all. Benjamin Moore has nine collections (aka palettes) of colors: Classic, Preview, Historical Colors, America’s Colors, Trusted Favorites, the Affinity colors, Color Stories, … More How to deal with the 5000 color choices on the wall – the Affinity Deck

New Year. Old Paint. What to do with leftover sample pints, etc…

Happy New Year, Painters! I have noticed that the beginning of a new calendar year often involves the primeval urge to tidy up the ol’ habitation.  If you are doing any cleaning and/or clearing out this week, or ever, and you come upon your stash of paint cans that you don’t need anymore, the question … More New Year. Old Paint. What to do with leftover sample pints, etc…

HALLOWEEN, Saturday at the Paint Shop Report….

I’m wearing all black, stripey socks, and orange earrings. The guys, Joe and Eric are truly embracing the Halloween vibe today. Eric is doing a version of Breaking Bad in a most subtle, brilliant way. Joe has gone full-on into the King of Paint thing this morning. I really like working with my paint guys. … More HALLOWEEN, Saturday at the Paint Shop Report….

There’s more to chair rails than I could have imagined.

In the rowhouse where I grew up, there were no chair rails in sight until my home-making mother added them to our dining room. I was little, but I remember liking that my mom had fancy style. Back then, it seemed the rule to always, always, always put the darker shade of paint below the chair rail. … More There’s more to chair rails than I could have imagined.