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Front view of a house painted dark grey and burgundy with exterior paint.

Selling Your House? Do This First!

April 25, 2021 1 min read

If you're getting ready to list your house, you will want to add fresh paint to the exterior... It's the first thing people will see. Make sure the colors you choose blend with those of your neighbors, but don't be afraid to be bold and take a step outside of the box.
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FRESHEN UP YOUR CURB APPEAL: 6 STEPS TO PAINT YOUR FRONT DOOR

FRESHEN UP YOUR CURB APPEAL: 6 STEPS TO PAINT YOUR FRONT DOOR

April 25, 2021 3 min read

Have you heard the phrase, “You will never get a second chance to make a first impression”? As many have experienced this first hand, they understand how crucial a first impression is. But first impressions don’t start when you say the first hello, first impressions start when the newcomer walks up the front steps to your door. No matter the colour, your front door is more than a transition from the outdoors in, your front door is the first hello.
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FENG SHUI: ATTRACT POSITIVITY BY PAINTING YOUR FRONT DOOR

FENG SHUI: ATTRACT POSITIVITY BY PAINTING YOUR FRONT DOOR

April 25, 2021 2 min read

Your front door is so much more than an entranceway – it’s a chance for your home to make a statement and say, “Hello, world!” What really speaks volumes is a fresh coat of curb appeal. Go bold with the paint colour of your front door and life instantly becomes more interesting.   
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Put Your Color to the Test: Our Tips for Choosing and Testing Paint Samples

Put Your Color to the Test: Our Tips for Choosing and Testing Paint Samples

February 27, 2021 3 min read

You fell in love with a paint chip. Hey, it happens. But as enamored as you may be with that particular shade of awesome, how appealing will that color be when it’s painted on a wall.
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A white microfiber mop cleaning light colored hardwood flooring.

Cleaning Your Hardwood and Laminate Flooring

December 07, 2020 2 min read

Hardwood and laminates are an apples to oranges comparison in many ways: cost, ease of installation, durability and investment value. Yet, they do share a few things in common. Read our best tips for cleaning and maintaining hardwood and laminate flooring.
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TEAL ESTATE: MEET THE COLOR OF THE YEAR 2021

TEAL ESTATE: MEET THE COLOR OF THE YEAR 2021

October 14, 2020 1 min read

Blending the soothing properties of blue, the renewal qualities of green, and the organic sensibility of grey, Aegean Teal 2136-40 invites us to reflect and reset from all we’ve been through this past year. 

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The 2021 Color of the Year will Teal the Spotlight

The 2021 Color of the Year will Teal the Spotlight

October 14, 2020 2 min read

As inviting and as soothing as Greece’s bluish-green sea, Aegean Teal 2136-40 is an exceptional balance of blue, green and grey. This intriguing midtone creates natural harmony and a sense of calm, inviting an opportunity to reflect and reset amidst softened, casual elegance.
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Made In The (Motorized) Shade: Introducing PowerView By Hunter Douglas

Made In The (Motorized) Shade: Introducing PowerView By Hunter Douglas

May 21, 2020 2 min read

Standard Paint & Flooring now carries a wide selection of blinds, shades, shutters and sheers from Hunter Douglas, the world’s leading manufacturer of custom window treatments.

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SCHOOL’S OUT, BUT PAINTING THE KIDS’ ROOMS IS DEFINITELY IN

SCHOOL’S OUT, BUT PAINTING THE KIDS’ ROOMS IS DEFINITELY IN

April 27, 2020 3 min read

We know you’ve got your hands full, juggling the demands of working from home while helping your kiddos get the hang of e-learning models. But here’s a fun project the whole family can get behind: painting the kids’ rooms. Consider it part of the real-world curriculum.And because it involves their own rooms, the kids will be genuinely invested in the outcome.
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HERE'S HOW YOU CAN SHOP FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME

HERE'S HOW YOU CAN SHOP FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME

April 13, 2020 2 min read

While our stores are closed to the public, it’s not only possible but easy to shop for paint from the comfort of your home and without setting foot in our store.
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Virtual color advice: send us a pic, we’ll give you the palette! (Now $50 Off!)

Virtual color advice: send us a pic, we’ll give you the palette! (Now $50 Off!)

March 31, 2020 2 min read

Standard Paint is excited to introduce a fun, easy and interactive way to jump start your spring paint projects without leaving the comfort and safety of your home! Email our design team up to five photos of the surfaces you want to paint and we’ll help you explore how different colors will look in your space. 
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Close up of Shaw waterproof laminate flooring in Pinnacle Plus, with a tennis ball spilling a bowl of water.

REPEL LAMINATE FLOORING LEADS THE RESISTANCE AGAINST WATER DAMAGE

February 11, 2020 1 min read

The long list of things we’ve always wished were waterproof (think rain-ruined suede boots or your dog’s stinky fur coat) just got a little shorter thanks to Shaw flooring’s Repel collection of water-resistant laminate, available at Standard Paint & Flooring.
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