When people want to start painting, they often head to the big box store for supplies. By doing this, they skip all the great benefits that come with visiting a local paint store. People are flocking to their local shop to save themselves time and money. We spoke with Peter, from local Toronto paint store Primetime Paint & Paper, and he explained some of the reasons that customers shop there instead of the nearby big box paint retailers. Here’s how going local can make your next painting project pop.

benjamin moore sign in local toronto paint store

Quality supplies can be difficult to find. While many people think that paint hasn’t really changed in the past decade, this couldn’t be further from the truth. A combination of new regulations and new technologies have driven painting into the 21st century, including new paints that last longer and are better for the environment. When you choose a local paint supply store, you’ll have access to the best and most popular products that take full advantage of all the technological leaps that paint and painting supplies have taken in the past few years.

Expert advice isn’t always accessible at big box stores. It isn’t simply quality products that make a local paint store your ideal place to get painting supplies. Those quality products can also come with quality advice. Many of the big box stores that sell paint and painting supplies aren’t necessarily experts in painting, they’re simply a body filling a station. Local paint stores, however, employ people who know paint, whether that’s as an experienced painter, decorator, or interior designer. You’ll get advice on the best way to go about your project, including recommendations on the supplies and type of paint you’ll need to make your project a reality.

Sometimes you just want a personal touch. When you walk into a local paint store, you’ll get personalized service from people who want your next painting project to be the best it can be. They’ll take the time to listen to what you envision for your project and walk you through the best way to realize your dreams. This can include walking you through the best painting techniques for your project and suggestions on what colour schemes will look best.

For your next painting project, you need expert advice, quality products, and someone who cares about your vision. And while you can buy paint at many different places, only a Toronto paint store can give you all of these and so much more.