Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to All Your Paint Sample Questions
Right now, we make peel & stick paint swatches for three of our most popular paint lines sold at Waters & Brown paint stores: Benjamin Moore, C2 Paint, and Farrow & Ball.
In addition, Waters & Brown paint stores carry Fine Paints of Europe, California Paints, and PPG. Right now, samples for these paint lines are only available in pints.
The price differs depending on the paint line. Since this is a new offering, we have decided to discount our swatches to start. For a limited time, a Benjamin Moore peel & stick swatch is $5.99, a C2 Paint peel & stick swatch is $5.99, and a Farrow & Ball peel & stick swatch is $6.99.
Peel & stick swatch prices factor in the cost of the paint used to make them. Every brand’s sample paint has a different price point.
Our peel & stick swatches are as accurate as applying two coats of the preferred brand’s paint on your wall. This is because we use the actual brand’s sample paint and tinting machine to make our peel & stick swatches.
While not necessary, if you want the truest color accuracy available, we recommend that you buy your actual finish paint from Waters & Brown as well. We will use the same tinting machine we did to create your sample to ensure the best possible color match.
We are unable to make peel & stick swatches in custom colors at this time. This includes such requests as percentages of a certain color (ex: 50% Benjamin Moore White Dove) or a color from a different brand not carried by Waters & Brown (Sherwin Williams Alabaster).
If you are interested in getting a custom color sample, we can make it in a sample pint. Please call our store for details: 978-744-1007.
The free 1”x1” paint chips you see on display at paint stores aren’t made with real paint. Instead, they are ink-printed or lacquer finished reproductions of the color. This is why free paint chips always look different than the final painted result.
In addition to being made with actual paint, our 12”x12” peel & stick paint swatches are also 12x larger, more flexible, and have an adhesive backing for convenience.
Our peel & stick swatches have a low tack, adhesive backing that is designed to be easily removed from your interior walls without damage. However, if the wall has been recently painted or the original paint job did not properly cure, damage is possible. If painters tape or masking tape won’t damage your wall, our peel & stick swatches won’t either.
Right now, we only offer one finish/sheen for each brand. Benjamin Moore and C2 samples come in an eggshell finish. Farrow & Ball samples come in their Estate Emulsion finish which is very close to a matte finish.
We do not offer any other sheens for our peel & stick swatches at this time. However, once you settle on your color, we are happy to recommend the ideal sheen for your surface type. Please give us a call at 978-744-1007 for sheen help.
W&B Swatches are designed to help you find the perfect color without blowing your budget. That’s why we are giving you money back to use towards Benjamin Moore, C2 Paint, or Farrow & Ball quarts and gallons at Waters & Brown.
For every peel & stick swatch you purchase, you’ll get $2 off paint at a Waters & Brown location. Each time you place an order, we tally up your savings and create a unique coupon code just for you. We then write that code on a flyer and insert it into the same packaging as your peel & stick swatches.
If for whatever reason you didn’t receive the flyer in your packaging, bring in the actual sample or proof of purchase to redeem your money off.
You can select a different color finish paint than your color swatch and you’ll still get $2 off. We did this because a lot of times our customers will test out three colors just to help settle on one. We want you to save in this situation. So instead of getting just $2 off the paint of the swatch you went with, you’ll get $6 off altogether.
Because your swatches are made to order, we need to allow enough time for them to dry before you can pick it up or we can ship it out to you. Please allow 1 full business day between the time they're ordered and when they're ready for pick up at either store location. If shipping, orders ready before 5pm EST will be shipped out that day. Orders ready after 5pm will be shipped the next business day.
Our store hours are Monday through Friday from 7am to 5:30pm and Saturday from 7am to 5pm. We are closed on Sundays.
Shipping is free for all orders over $15. So if you order at least three swatches, you get free shipping. Otherwise, standard shipping and handling fees apply. Orders are delivered in 1-3 business days for domestic orders.
We make all W&B Swatches at our Waters & Brown Salem, MA paint store. We tint, mix, and brush out your swatches in the same paint department customers use to buy their quarts and gallons. Feel free to stop by and say hello: 281 Derby Street, Salem, MA 01970.
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If you need help ordering your samples, give our Waters & Brown paint store a call at 978-744-1007 and ask for the paint department.