Thursday, June 27, 2013

Benjamin Moore Aura Exterior Paint

Aura is the best choice for exterior paint when you want the finest paint available. It provides exceptional fade-resistance, moisture protection and durability. Aura exterior paint is low odor and has one of the lowest VOC levels. Using Aura myself I can attest to its one coat application. With only having to apply one coat allows you to move on to your next project.

A few of Aura's benefits include:
  • Proprietary Color Lock technology for superior fade resistance
  • Easy application for a smooth finish
  • Outstanding durability
  • Mold and mildew resistant
  • Can be applied down to 40 degrees

The Aura Affinity color palette, consisting of 144 colors, is designed to blend with one another, making the selection process that much easier.

Monday, June 24, 2013

How to Choose Vinyl and Laminate Flooring

When it is time to refresh and brighten your living space look to nature for inspiration for decorating ideas to update your home.

Here are tips to keep in mind when selecting a new floor for your room:

• Consider the tones of furniture you have, but don’t feel that everything has to match. Contrasting tones make for a more pleasing design.
• Brown, gray and white floor tones work with a greater variety of furniture colors and paints.
• Light, neutral floor colors brighten a room and make it feel more spacious.

Wide planks - Update the look of your room with new wide plank flooring to show off your unique sense of style.

Reclaimed woods - From barn board bedroom walls to wooden beams in kitchens, reclaimed wood adds unexpected rustic touches and weathered warmth to your home.

Dover Plank Laminate - Metroflor

Light Cherry Plank Laminate - Metroflor

Baltic Wood is one of the engineered wood floors that has become quite popular. The flooring can be installed right over concrete!

 Visit our Pembroke store to view the wide selection of vinyl and laminate wood flooring.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Porcelain Floor Planks Great For All Rooms

High Definition Porcelain tile combines the best of both worlds, a rugged and low maintenance tile that looks like real wood. One look at the Nature series and you will know immediately that you have never seen anything so real in a manufactured product.

The porcelain planks printed with wood patterns in high definition offer picture-perfect natural wood color and variety with the durability that exceeds other floor coverings. Porcelain planks come in a beautiful array of colors and styles which include traditional, contemporary, classic, rustic, and even ultra rustics. Great for kitchens, bathrooms, family rooms, sun rooms, bedrooms, and even make a beautiful accent wall.     

Benefits of Porcelain over Wood:
  • Never scratches, dents or splinters
  • Maintenance free - never needs to be refinished
  • Easy to clean with just soap and water
  • Can be used indoors and outdoors
  • Pet friendly - will resist all kinds of "damage"
Visit our Pembroke and South Weymouth stores to see the variety of colors and designs. 

Monday, June 17, 2013

Regal Select Exterior Paint

Benjamin Moore's Regal Select Exterior is a premium waterborne acrylic paint. It delivers the classic application and superior performance you expect from the Regal name for your exterior jobs. Available in 3 finishes: Flat, Low Lustre and Soft Gloss.

Great attributes of Regal Select Exterior are: 
  • High-build formula for a durable, long-lasting coating
  • Excellent flow and leveling for easy application
  • Outstanding durability and adhesion
  • Resistant to fading, cracking and peeling
  • Mildew and stain resistant
  • Fast Drying
  • Low temperature application
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Self-priming
  • Soap and water cleanup 

Inspiration courtesy of Benjamin Moore:

A play of neutrals lends a polished look to this traditional farmhouse. The cool, medium–tone gray is accented by a warm gray on the trim. Doors painted in smoky blue create a look of harmonious elegance.

Body: storm (AF-700), Trim: barren plain (2111-60), Doors: philipsburg blue (HC-159)

An ethereal blue-gray body color, complemented by a deep blue front door, elegantly highlights the entrance's stone facade. The trim in off-white with a hint of gray completes the stately look.

Body: little falls (1621), Trim: winter snow (OC-63), Door: baby seal black (2119-30)

Visit one of our three stores to look at the thousands of colors to choose from.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Decorate your Sunroom

Time to have fun decorating your sunroom!  From window treatments to fabrics to paint we have everything you need to complete your sunroom decorating project. 

Window Coverings

The Hunter Douglas Roller Screen Shade is a great choice for a sunroom. The screen shades are available in a wide range of opacities and protect your furnishings from harmful UV rays. Preserve your view but eliminate the glare!


The Hunter Douglas Provenance Woven Woods Shades bring the outdoors in with their natural woods and grasses.These also are available in a vertical drape style for sliders!

Color Safe Fabrics

Color safe fabrics are the perfect choice for seat cushions and pillows in your sun room.


Paint Your Floor

Benjamin Moore Floor and Patio Paint is a great paint for your sunroom. It is color resistant to soaps and detergents, grease and oil, easy to apply, it exhibits a smooth, uniform appearance. Not recommended for industrial applications. Available in ready-made and custom colors.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Candice Olson's Favorite Wallpaper and Paint

Photograph of interior designer Candice Olson.

Candice Olson has joined Benjamin Moore to develop her exclusive fan deck, Designer Picks, resulting in a sophisticated, nature-inspired collection of timeless, unique color combinations for any room in your home.

The Fan Deck, organized by colory family, has 60 colors personally selected by Candice Olson.

While Candice has her favorite go to Benjamin Moore colors she also has a handful of wallcovering collections. Using her 60 favorite Benjamin Moore colors she created pairings for specific rooms. Here we listed a few rooms with her go to colors and coordinated them with her wallcoverings.

Dining Rooms
Smokestack Gray 2131-40

Mellowed Ivory 2149-50

Candice Olson Inspired Elegance

Master Bedroom
Nimbus Gray 2131-50

Cedar Key OC-16

Candice Olson Shimmering Details

Pale Oak OC-20

Ashley Gray HC-87

Candice Olson Inspired Elegance

Rust 2175-30

Gray Owl OC-52

Candice Olson Inspired Elegance

For more Candice Olson wallcoverings shop Stop by one of our paint departments to see all of Candice Olson's favorite colors. 

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Benjamin Moore Arborcoat Stain

Benjamin Moore Exterior Wood Stains
Benjamin Moore offers an extensive line of exterior wood stains, all formulated to protect and beautify your wood or composite deck, as well as fences, siding and outdoor furniture. Their stains are available in five opacities, from transparent to solid, and an unlimited number of colors. Browse the how to videos for information on staining, deck care and choosing the right deck stain for your home.










Colors and Opacities

Choosing Opacity
Stain opacity ranges from translucent to solid, depending upon the amount of pigment used. The more pigment in the stain, the more opaque the coverage will be and the greater its protection will be over time. There are 75 colors available in semi transparent & semi solid stains. 

Solid stains can be custom tinted with any Benjamin Moore color, giving you unlimited creative possibilities.

Choosing Color
Natural/translucent and transparent stains are available in 6 colors: natural, redwood, teak, cedar, mahogany and silver gray.










Deck Color Ideas
With virtually unlimited number of stain colors in the Arborcoat solid and semi solid stains, you can enjoy endless creative possibilities. Click here for deck color combinations.

Try a color sample
Always test your selected color on your surface because the grain pattern greatly affects how the color will look. We carry the Benjamin Moore Arborcoat stain colors in pint samples.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Red and White and Fun All Over

What can I say, I love red and white wallpaper especially when it is unique. It is time to be adventurous with your decorating so give one of these designs a whirl.

The chair wallpaper from the Tres Chic collection has been a favorite of mine for years. I just wish I could find a place in my home for it.

"Smooches" Everyone! If you are feeling adventurous this pattern is available in metallic silver. The collection Risky Business contains eclectic wallpaper designs galore.

The "Word Play" wallpaper is great for an office. Just think of all the red accessories you could add.

The "Curves Ahead" design reflects the retro style of the wallpaper.

For all those Mickey Mouse fans, the Walt Disney Signature Inspired by Classic Films wallpaper collection has a very classic mickey ears tone on tone pattern. This pattern would look great on one wall of a Walt Disney collectibles room.

Barbara Becker has a lot of unusual wallpaper designs in her collection. The deep dramatic red paisley wallpaper is absolutely gorgeous!

If you don't have time to shop in one of our stores you can shop one line at for all your wallpaper needs.