Your ultimate guide to buying paint online
Life is busy. So no one wants to spend their weekends agonizing over approximately one million paint chips in a fluorescent-lit home improvement store. Wouldn’t it be way more fun to do it right from the comfort of your couch? Skip the paint store, grab a cup of coffee and your laptop, it’s that easy. In just a little time you can get samples, supplies, and paint shipped right to your door. We make it simple to buy paint online with Clare, here’s your ultimate guide to getting the most out of the process:
Finding a reputable online paint store
If you’re unsure of where to buy paint online, here’s a good place to start. Make sure the company you’re buying paint from is reputable. In this case, reviews and reputation matters. Be sure to look for third party endorsements and solid media coverage. Read about what editors, bloggers, and DIYers think about the product. Real customer reviews also help paint an accurate picture of what you can expect from the process. And don’t forget the accolades! We were proudly named “the best place to buy paint” by Apartment Therapy and made Real Simple’s list of “absolute best paint brands for interiors.”
Choosing a paint color online
Shopping for paint online lets you see a wide variety of colors faster and easier than going to a traditional paint store. At Clare, our site is easy to navigate and our designer-curated palette takes the guesswork out of finding a color you’ll love. If you need a little help, we created Clare Color Genius to guide you. Just answer a few easy questions, and you’ll get a personalized color recommendation for your space...it’s like having an interior designer to help you choose the perfect color! You can also look to our blog and Instagram to see examples of our colors in real homes. Our blog offers plenty of helpful resources including color guides, advice on choosing a finish, tips on how to tackle your paint project, and instructions on how to prep and paint your surfaces like a pro—giving you the confidence you need to grab a brush and get started.
Try before you buy
If you want to test colors in action, we always recommend sampling before you buy your paint. Instead of a liquid paint sample like other brands offer, our samples are mess-free peel and stick color swatches. Not only are they less expensive, they’re easier to use and you can move them around a room. The swatches are sent right to your house—no multiple trips to the store or having to paint over paint patches on the wall. Getting a swatch helps ensure that the color you’re seeing on the screen is the one you want on your walls.
Ordering & delivery: what to expect
Once you’ve decided on your color, it’s time to order your paint and supplies. We have an easy-to-use paint calculator that will tell you how many gallons you’ll need based on the square footage of your space, plus we offer all of the quality paint supplies you need to get the job done right. Your order is delivered directly to your doorstep with everything you need to paint, including instructions on how to prep and paint your surfaces like a pro. One question we’re frequently asked is “when will my order arrive?” Our samples always ship free and your order takes roughly two days to process but should be at your door between 2-5 business days. Paint orders over $100 ship free.
Think beyond the color
Obviously a beautiful hue for your walls is important. But since we all spend so much time in our homes, it’s important to look at the label on your paint can too and make sure the product you’re buying has the lowest possible chemical emissions and supports a healthier indoor air. Make sure that the product you choose is transparent about their ingredients, has zero VOCs and has an eco label endorsed by the EPA such as GREENGUARD Gold. Choosing a paint that is healthier for your home AND offers premium performance is key. We believe there’s no reason you have to choose between a good paint formula and better indoor air quality for you and your family. Clare is zero VOC and GREENGUARD Gold certified so you can paint with peace of mind.
Look for quality assurance
Any good online retailer will offer a quality guarantee and a solid warranty and this is especially important when buying paint online. At Clare we offer a 100% Happiness Guarantee. We also want you to be happy with your experience, so if you’re unhappy with your purchase for any reason, we’ll do everything we can to make it right! We also offer a Lifetime Limited Warranty that covers defects in the paint finish such as chipping or peeling on surfaces that were properly prepared before painting. The hallmark of a great customer experience is great customer service and our Clare Crew prides itself on being available, responsive, and helpful, so if you have any questions, we’re here for you.
If you want to know more about what customers think of Clare, check out our reviews and see what they’re saying!
Say good-bye to the old fashioned paint process and hello to the future. Buying paint online at Clare is not only easier, faster and more convenient—it’s also a lot more inspiring too.
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