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A Guide to the 5 Best Paint Stores in Toronto

We know how hard it is to find a paint store you can trust. After all, not every store has the color you want or the level of service that you need.

But fret not because we already collected the best paint stores in Toronto! Featured in this list are shops that met our standards when it comes to the range of products, color consultation, prices, customer assistance, and reputation.

See which shops made today’s review.

The Cost of Paint in Toronto

Paint typically starts at $15  per gallon for a lower-end flat paint. However, those on the higher end will easily start at $30 to $40 per gallon.

Of course, the total amount you’ll spend will also depend on the size of the area you want to paint. To illustrate, if you have a 10×12 room, you’ll spend anywhere between $38o to $790 in paint alone.

Top Paint Stores in Toronto

Combing through hundreds of paint stores in Toronto was a tough job. Fortunately, we narrowed down our selection using the following metrics:

Range of products Starting off with the variety of paint, including different palettes available as well as various types of paint (exterior, interior, etc.). Paint brands must include favorites such as Benjamin Moore and Cloverdale Paint. Non-paint product selection was also assessed for availability.
Color consultationAs described by past customers based on smart and practical recommendations for a color consultation.
Prices Must be within the average in Toronto.
Customer assistance In connection to color consultations, customer assistance was also considered. This describes the overall shopping experience and the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff.
Professional reputation Shops must be in business for at least 3 years. They must also have at least a 4.3 general rating on Google Reviews as of date. An online survey of their past customers was conducted to determine the average rate of customer feedback.

1. Sherwin-Williams

Sherwin-Williams Homepage
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SERVICESPaints, stains, coatings
WEBSITEhttps://www.sherwin-williams.com/
ADDRESS820 Eglinton Ave E Suite 816, Toronto, ON M4G 2L1
CONTACT DETAILS+1 416-429-8444
OPERATING HOURS

Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Saturday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sunday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Range of products★★★★★ (5/5)
    Variety of paint    ★★★★★ (5/5)
    Paint brands    ★★★★★ (5/5)
    Non-paint product selection    ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Color consultation ★★★★★ (5/5)
Prices★★★★★ (5/5)
Customer assistance★★★★★ (5/5)
Professional reputation★★★★★ (5/5)
    Years in business    ★★★★☆ (4/5)
    Customer feedback    ★★★★☆ (4/5)

It is very reassuring to give your trust to a business if they have been in the industry for a long time. When it comes to paint and coatings, Sherwin-Williams Company has been operating for 150 years – an incredible feat to this day.

Apart from the experience, they also earn our favor when it comes to their product selections. Be it for paintings, coatings, to wallpapering how-tos, – the company manufactures stains and supplies and is one of the best-known brands in the world

The positive reviews that the store has is only one of the many proofs of its great service and products.  As we’re checked, they have a vast collection of colors, including top recommendations from their color experts.

Another thing we liked is that they can deliver your chosen paint color sample directly to your door if you can’t go to their store. With this, you can freely see how the color will look throughout the room and it will save you time if you change your mind regarding the product.

Moreover, the company’s great customer service is a plus for us. In fact, if you contact them directly from their website, you’ll receive an answer in a matter of minutes (which we always appreciate considering how busy paint stores can be.

The only concern we have in this company is its price range as it does fall on the more expensive side. But worry no more because, with its wide range of services, we can say that the quality of their product is worth every penny.

Pros

  • 150 years of experience
  • Great color matching service
  • Available for online purchasing
  • Color samples can be delivered to your door
  • Vast color selection

Cons

  • Expensive price range

Customer Reviews

Best paint on the market

The best paint on the market. From economy to industrial, I have used all of their products. I have tried other paint from box stores and there is no comparison. Dependability, durability, ease of use are the main pros to Sherwin Williams paint. – Tom of Amesville, OH

Excellent service

High quality finish and rich color is the main read on I use this product. Their SuperPaint line covers in one coat, excellent for exterior trim work. The service is excellent, fast reliable and most of all knowable. – Victor of Tarpon Springs, FL

2. Paint Store Toronto

Paint Store Toronto Homepage
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SERVICESPaint, painting tools
WEBSITEhttps://www.paintstoretoronto.com/
ADDRESS107 Baldwin St, Toronto, ON M5T 1L5
CONTACT DETAILS+1 416-977-3502
OPERATING HOURSMonday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sunday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM:

Range of products★★★★☆ (4/5)
    Variety of paint    ★★★★☆ (4/5)
    Paint brands    ★★★★☆ (4/5)
    Non-paint product selection    ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Color consultation ★★★★★ (5/5)
Prices★★★★★ (5/5)
Customer assistance★★★★★ (5/5)
Professional reputation★★★★★ (5/5)
    Years in business    ★★★★★ (5/5)
    Customer feedback    ★★★★☆ (4/5)

Having been established in 1929, this humble yet well-experienced paint store has been a go-to store for many Torontonians. As a family-owned business, it’s especially notable for its solid customer service and client care.

Despite being compared with larger chain stores, they are still known for providing the best quality of service. This is mainly because other than having all the tools and supplies one needs for a successful experience, the store itself has commendable services.

In connection with it, we found out that the employees there are very knowledgeable in color consultations and paint solutions. Whether the client is inquiring for advice or anything related to paints, the store’s staff will help them from start to finish.

Their color selection is also vast as they provide paint samples that clients can mix and match. Additionally, we love how speedy their services are since customers can easily pick up their order in less than an hour.

As a cherry on top, we love that they always try to match the customer’s budget – within reasonable means, of course. So if you’re looking for quick services at a great price, they’re something you can consider.

The shop is a bit limited in its product selection being relatively smaller than these big paint stores. Nonetheless, it’s a fantastic choice on its own if you need expert advice on paint and color decisions.

Pros

  • Knowledgeable staff
  • Wide color variations of paints
  • Can do customs orders
  • Friendly pricing
  • Solid color consultation process

Cons

  • Limited range of products

Customer Reviews

Top-quality products

Gary was incredibly helpful and I picked up the paint and supplies I needed in less than an hour. Top quality products and customer service! – Olivia Baker

Fantastic shop

Gary is Fantastic! I highly recommend buying your paint from his store. I had such a smooth and easy process working with Gary.  He is very professional and knowledgeable.  His store is fantastic and there’s lots of street parking.  I will be back again for my next home painting project!  Thanks Gary!!! – Jaz Tong

3. Pro Glo Paints

Pro Glo Paints Homepage
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SERVICESPaint & primer, paint tools & supplies
WEBSITEhttps://www.torontopaintstore.co
ADDRESS943 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1J6
CONTACT DETAILS+1 416-462-9300
OPERATING HOURS

Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sunday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Range of products★★★★★ (5/5)
    Variety of paint    ★★★★★ (5/5)
    Paint brands    ★★★★☆ (4/5)
    Non-paint product selection    ★★★★★ (5/5)
Color consultation ★★★★★ (5/5)
Prices★★★★★ (5/5)
Customer assistance★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Professional reputation★★★★★ (5/5)
    Years in business    ★★★★★ (5/5)
    Customer feedback    ★★★★☆ (4/5)

Pro Glo Paints is the kind of place you go if you want to see a large selection of color palettes. In fact, their Benjamin Moore collection alone will have you choosing from over 3,500 color samples – perfect for mixing and matching.

Apart from this vast selection of paint colors, we also appreciate its color consultation services. This is a great way to visualize how the colors will turn out for your rooms, avoiding any mistakes in committing to the wrong color. 

They achieve this through a computerized color matching technology to help clients browse through thousands of samples. Of course, this won’t be complete without the expert judgment of a human consultant.

In line with this, we do think that the shop is generally helpful, but customer service might not be their strongest advantage. Even some of the clients we’ve surveyed complained that assistance wasn’t as great as they expected.

On the cost of things though, the shop wins our favor by selling products at an average price range. Speaking of which, they also have a solid stock of brushes, painting tools, and more – basically making it a one-stop-shop.

Delivery and pick-up services are both hassle-free transactions so we have no complaints so far. They’re also nice if you want to patronize them for the long-term because they always keep records to keep track of your purchases.

Pros

  • 3,500+ color samples available
  • Reliable color consultation services
  • Competitive pricing
  • Hassle-free pick up and delivery service
  • Wide range of painting tools available

Cons

  • Concerns with customer services
  • Minor issues on delayed orders

Customer Reviews

Goes above and beyond

These guys are great! Determining paint choices has been challenging during social distancing… but these guys were so helpful and looked at photos, recommended a colour and delivered to our door at no charge (we live close by, but still). Def above and beyond for service and knowledge! – Caitlin Curran-Blaney

Helpful and knowledgeable 

Very helpful and knowledgeable about paint! Recently I went in to look for a paint tray liner bc I only needed to test a patch and the guy talked me about of buying anything and told me what to do instead to save some money! I appreciate that he didn’t just try and sell me a bunch of stuff. Over the years I have bought my paint from Pro Glo and will continue to be a loyal customer bc of their service. – Sophia Dhrolia

4. Primetime Paint & Paper

Primetime Paint & Paper Homepage
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SERVICESPaint, painting tools, wallpapers, spray machines, wood stains, art & specialty
WEBSITEhttps://primetimepaint.ca/
ADDRESS299 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M5A 1S7
CONTACT DETAILS+1 416-703-9846
OPERATING HOURS

Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sunday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Range of products★★★★★ (5/5)
    Variety of paint    ★★★★★ (5/5)
    Paint brands    ★★★★☆ (4/5)
    Non-paint product selection    ★★★★★ (5/5)
Color consultation ★★★★★ (5/5)
Prices★★★★★ (5/5)
Customer assistance★★★★★ (5/5)
Professional reputation★★★★★ (5/5)
    Years in business    ★★★★☆ (4/5)
    Customer feedback    ★★★★☆ (4/5)

When it comes to choosing paint, we understand how important customer service is in the process. So if you’re like us, you may want to check out Primetime Paint & Paper and their remarkable customer assistance.

Through our survey, customers reported a stress-free experience in the color consultation stages. The majority of them also noted that the staff is also conscious about client budget – naturally, this is a great plus for us.

As for paint selections, you can expect no less than a thousand samples to choose from. Our favorite part is the fact that they always feature trendy paint colors, so you can keep up with the color of the year for your home.

In addition to paint, the shop also has one of the most extensive offerings when it comes to painting tools. This is important for us because it eliminates the need to make extra trips to other shops when an item isn’t available.

The only minor issues that we have is that while they have a large paint selection, certain colors may take a while to get. Additionally, their website does get problems every now and then but is generally a reliable ordering system.

Finally, their prices are fantastic as none of their products went beyond the price range we’ve set. It’s a considerable factor you can take note of in case you have a large paint project coming along.

Pros

  • Excellent customer service
  • Competent color consultation
  • Vast inventory of painting tools
  • Competitive prices
  • Highly-experienced and knowledgeable staff
  • Easy online ordering process

Cons

  • Certain colors are difficult to get
  • Minor bugs on online site

Customer Reviews

Impressive knowledge on paint

I spoke to Leeza at Primetime Paint and Paper on Queen and was impressed with Leeza’s depth of knowledge about colour and paint.  Thank you Leeza for not only helping me, but encouraging me, on this journey of finding the right colours for my home.  Your enthusiasm and expertise are appreciated! – Janice Strong

Prompt and reliable services

Working with Fern has been such a pleasure! She was prompt, resourceful and very much a delight to my day! Thank you again for your hard work and I’d highly recommend going here for any of your paint and wallpaper needs! – Melissa Height

5. Serendib Paints & Decor 

Serendib Paints & Decor homepage
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SERVICESPaint, stains, lacquer
WEBSITEhttps://www.serendibpaints.com/
ADDRESS4900 Sheppard Ave E #2, Scarborough, ON M1S 4A7
CONTACT DETAILS+1 416-913-3396
OPERATING HOURS

Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Saturday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Sunday: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Range of products★★★★☆ (4/5)
    Variety of paint    ★★★★★ (5/5)
    Paint brands    ★★★★☆ (4/5)
    Non-paint product selection    ★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Color consultation ★★★★★ (5/5)
Prices★★★★★ (5/5)
Customer assistance★★★★★ (5/5)
Professional reputation★★★★★ (5/5)
    Years in business    ★★★★★ (5/5)
    Customer feedback    ★★★★☆ (4/5)

Serendib Paints & Decor is another paint store that stands out due to its strong customer services and selections. Specializing in Benjamin Moore paints, the shop can easily deliver its products with guaranteed care.

Let’s break down the top reasons why it’s on our list first – starting with its fast delivery of products and services. The shop is certified in architectural coating technology by Master Painters Institute which enables their speedy service.

Additionally, this allows staff to make smarter and more practical recommendations during color consultations. The better part is that they’re more aligned when it comes to environmental conditions so they always pick which paints will last longer.

With various locations across Toronto, we also see it as a convenience in case other locations carry certain colors. At least, clients don’t have to wait for weeks for their order to arrive, unlike in other shops.

The only thing that we didn’t like as much is that we feel that their painting tools are a bit lacking in terms of quantity. There are also minor issues with customer service but the shop has long dealt with the problem already.

As for the costs, they can easily rival the competition with their cost-effective approach to sales. Staff is concerned with the budget as well and clients reported that they didn’t have to pay for anything beyond what’s reasonable.

Pros

  • Specializes in Benjamin Moore paints
  • Certified in architectural coating technology by Master Painters Institute
  • Provides smart and practical color recommendations
  • Has various locations in Toronto
  • Competitive prices

Cons

  • Lacks painting tools
  • Minor issues on customer service

Customer Reviews

Knowledgeable and helpful

Ravi was very helpful and knowledgeable on both paints and how to fix and repair stain damage on our wooden coffee table. Definitely coming back to him for any future paint and stain I need. – Sujan S.

Highly recommended store

We came here to match the stain color of existing hardwood floors to use in the new stairs we were installing. The staff person who helped us was very professional and knowledgeable about paints and particularly stains. He was able to match it very closely within minutes. Highly recommended. – Roberto Noda

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