Paint geek tip

I completely forgot to share one of my favorite paint geek moves. I hope the powers-that-be at the paint companies aren't upset about this. I registered as a designer with a few of them. Their websites didn't require any documentation and it was the only way I could find to get large paint chips.

I had been buying sample pots at Sherwin Williams, but was wasting so much paint on them. Benjamin Moore makes sample pots in a range of colors, but the selection is still limited. Perhaps I should frame my motivations for this indiscretion as being
green. :)

The wait for the large samples was only a few days and I was quickly able to pick my color (Benjamin Moore's Smoke) and pass the samples off to a friend who was looking for a grey-blue for another project.


  1. Great idea! The cost of paint samples is crazy, especially at BM!

  2. tcskitten@hotmail.comJanuary 14, 2010 at 6:25 PM

    Jeannine....who do you write/email to, to get the larger chips?
    Do you have to ask for each individual colour, or do they send all their colours to you?



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