“Ben” Paints Cville!

   It is always refreshing to meet people who are enthusiastic and knowledgeable about their products!  Today I had the pleasure of the grand tour of one of Benjamin Moore’s Signature Stores right here in Charlottesville, Virginia! 

 Bill Farmer, Regional Representative for Benjamin Moore and Deborah Bryning, Sales Manager, brought me up to date about  several new products that are environmentally friendly and perfect for allergy sufferers.

Not all green products are alike as Bill pointed out!  Apparently some paints are low VOC, which is great,  but they now have a premier product  called Natura which is virtually odorless and has zero VOCs. 

Aura was my favorite because of texture and incredible coverage, but from what I understand, each paint has a unique indication for different surfaces and conditions.

 Ben is a new paint marketed to the younger crowd and priced a bit more affordably for first time home buyers.  Your best bet is to consult with the experts!  Debbie Bryning has extensive experience with paint and decorating. Not only is she a Home Decor Consultant, she is certified as a  Hunter Douglas  Professional specializing in window fashions! With the variety of  window styles that we have here in Central Virginia, what better person to assist you than Debbie!

Paint swatches, Oh my Gosh! Instead of buying a quart to try or even the little sample jars (which I love!) try out a large paint swatch which is  $4.49 and worth it!!! You can move it around and you won’t have to cover your test area, how cool is that?

Dennis and Michael were very polite and helpful, customers were greeted and accomodated in a very efficient manner. Not one person went unrecognized and sales were handled professionally!

Benjamin Moore paints are available at three locations in our area, specifically:Blue Ridge Builders Supply in Crozet,    Blue Ridge Paint and Decorating on Greenbrier in Charlottesville and their newest store at  Blue Ridge Paint and Decorating in Palmyra located by the Turkey Sag Gate at Lake Monticello.We’re not the only ones who find product and customer satisfaction with Benjamin Moore Paint!  Check out this  experience  noted by another blogger, Jeannine at Small&CHIC!

Good Luck with your home remodeling  whether it is paint, flooring or window treatments; ask for professional guidance on your do it yourself projects!


Your Home Makes a First Impression

Personally, we are fans of  Benjamin Moore Paints and more specifically the Aura products!
The coverage and texture are fabulous and they are kind to the environment as well!  This paint has been certified under the  GREENGUARD Standard for Low Emitting Products and the  GREENGUARD for Children & SchoolsSM product certification programs. 

Locally, we have Blue Ridge Paint and Decorating with three locations  for your convenience.  Debbie Bryning is the manager at the Greenbrier Signature Store and I am off to meet her right now to hear more about the .  

 More information about paint to follow in our next post about your home and color.