Saturday, August 24, 2013

Teaming up with Beauti-Tone Paint

Shortly before Christmas, I ended up in touch with a representative of Beauti-Tone paint. For those that don't know, Beauti-Tone paint is a home-grown Canadian brand available at Home Hardware retail locations across Canada. Personally, I've definitely heard good things, but have sadly never actually taken the time to try it out. In fact, my Mother-in-Law will only use Beauti-Tone... That's a good sign, I'd say.

An expert somewhere wrote a very informative piece about them, so I won't re-invent the wheel -

'Beauti-Tone Paint and Home Products Division
This Division of Home Hardware Stores Limited is headquartered in Burford, Ontario and is one of the most modern paint manufacturing facilities in North America. The Division distributes a full range of private label products, including Beauti-Tone paints and a wide range of aerosol and cleaning products including our most popular and environmentally friendly line of Natura cleaning products. Beauti-Tone is the #1 Canadian-owned and Canadian-made retail paint brand, exclusively sold at Home Hardware, Home Building Centre and Home Hardware Building Centre stores across Canada.  Beauti-Tone is part of a family of both water based and solvent based formulations that includes Designer Series, Signature Series, Natura, Weather Shield, Wood Shield and Professional paint. Beauti-Tone has made top quality paints and home products since 1980, and by providing expert advice and designer results, has earned Home Hardware a reputation as Canada's Paint Experts.

After discussing the (seemingly) endless projects that the Mister and I are dreaming up for the house, a partnership was born. We're going to paint a few rooms in the near future and put some Beauti-Tone to the test! 

Generally we like to complete a project before we share, however if the basement project is any indication, you all know that it can take a while sometimes and I'm not going to make you all wait for my painting experience. My plan right now is to blog my results and experiences as soon as the painting step is done. You may not get to see the entire room at that point, but at least you'll know that it's coming! As I mentioned before, the to-do list is a lengthy one but we're likely choosing between the main bath, the guest bedroom, the master bedroom, or the powder room as our next project. Unfortunately, the biggest pitfall to 'budget renos' is that the sourcing step is such a long one and usually results in my 'never ending' projects. I'd like to think that our rooms end up with more character for it though... that's what I tell myself anyway!

So there you have it, over the next couple weeks we're going to scope out our local Home Hardware and mull over the paint chip fan deck in hopes of actually coming to some colour decisions. Hopefully you'll stay turned to read about the results; I promise to try to hurry up with them.

In the meantime, you should check out their website. There are several resources for your own paint projects that would be worth a look; Home Designer, Inspiration, Tips, and even a paint calculator.

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