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2 Day Benjamin Moore & Para Paints VIP Event

Friday, April 21st, 2017


April 21st 2017


It’s Back! Color Company’s 2 DAY VIP Benjamin Moore & Para Paint Event April 29th & 30th.

Once again we will be featuring selected 1/2 Price Paint from both Benjamin Moore, and Para Paints in our 3 London Color Company stores. 1/2 Price Paint, BOGO offers, Giveaways & more.

Not ready to paint yet? Haven’t selected your colours yet? At Color Company, that just isn’t a problem. Well over a decade ago we created our “BUY IT NOW TINT IT LATER” program so that you can take advantage of the deals today, for the paint project tomorrow, next week, or even a few months from now. Last year we created and launched our “Tint it Later” on-line store so that you can beat the crowds on our VIP weekend and purchase the paint deals from home, work, or on the go! Deals will go live for our VIP weekend at 8PM on April the 29th, and continue until 11:59PM April the 30th.

VIP 2 Day Benjamin Moore & Para Paints Sale locations and hours;

Saturday April 29th 8:30AM-6PM
Sunday April 30th 11AM-4PM

North London- 611 Wonderland Rd N (at Oxford) 519-641-1378 (Benjamin Moore & Para)
South London- 555 Wellington Rd S 519-649-4141(Benjamin Moore only)
East London- 1815 Dundas St E 519-455-6400 (Benjamin Moore & Para)

On-line at Friday April 28th at 8PM – Sunday April 30th at 11:59PM

Details and pre-sale offers will be updated through our facebook page, and at our Tint It Later web-store leading up to our VIP weekend!ColorCompany

Check out our fall issue of “Quarters” magazine

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

image_17439Check it out! Color Company’s fall issue of  Quarters  magazine!

If you’ve got that itch to upgrade your “Quarters” before the holidays, or you’re just in the mood to decorate and want some great colour inspiration, and decorating ideas- this is the magazine you want to read! There’s even some great Benjamin Moore savings coupons inside that can help make the job a littlelarge_happy-thanksgiving-title bit easier. Check it out on-line OR pick up a copy at one of our Color Company Benjamin Moore or Para Paints locations. Another Color Company exclusive, created for you our valued friends and clients. Have a fantastic Thanksgiving weekend!


611 Wonderland Rd N(at Oxford) 519-641-1378 *North London*
Benjamin Moore & Para Paints

555 Wellington Rd S 519-649-4141 *South London*
Benjamin Moore

1815 Dundas St E 519-455-6400 *East London*
Benjamin Moore & Para Paints


Home Decorating 101 (Part III)

Friday, November 11th, 2011


In Part III of our Home Decorating series we’re going to look handy measurements for home decorating. When decorating your home many measurements will be required.  You’ll need to know whether furniture will fit where you want it, how wide and long you’ll need need your window coverings and how much paint you’ll need to make the change you’ve been looking for.   So with that in mind here are a few tips to help you figure out what you need to measure and how to calculate quantities:

  • To find a room’s overall square footage you will multiply the room’s length by it’s width and then squaring it. (this is the area)  By calculating your square footage it will help in figuring out if a piece of furniture will fit into you space.  (Not to mention that it will assist with estimating quantities & prices.)
  • To figure out how many gallons of paint you’ll need you want to add the areas of the ceiling and the walls. Next you’ll divide this number by the spreading rate (located on the can); if you’re going from like to dark double the amount for a second coat.  If the surface is porous you may need 25% more paint.
    • Another easy thing to remember is that a gallon of paint covers approx 450 sq ft. (It will depend on the colour and if you’re covering a dark or light colour.)
  • Determine how many gallons of paint you need in order to paint a ceiling by measuring your floor’s length and width, multiplying them and then squaring the numbers. Divide this number by the spreading rate, which once again you’ll find on the can.
  • Average ceiling are approximately 8 feet high. Tall ceilings range from 10-12 ft or more. Low ceilings are anything under 8 feet.  Use decorating techniques such as colour, texture and or pattern to make the most of the space.
  • To establish the amount of tile you need you’ll want to divide the width of the floor by the width of the tile and the length of the floor by the height of the tile.  A good tip… be sure to buy 10 % more tiles than need to allow for breakage and error.
  • Be sure to add walk-around and breathing space between pieces of furniture to avoid clutter.  Between chairs and sofas in seating groups you’ll want to allow anywhere from 2-5 feet. When it comes to the bedroom you’ll want to leave approximately a foot around your bed for sheet changing and walking room.  For overall traffic flow in a space you’ll want to leave 4-5 feet of clear walking space.
  • When determining wall space you want to measure from floor to ceiling.

This concludes our 3 part series on Home Decorating 101… hopefully you’ve found some easy tips and tricks to get you through the decorating basics. From colour, texture & patterns to measurements we’ve give you a little something in many areas you’ll need to get started or get you through.  Good luck and remember you should be having fun when you’re making these changes.