Don't get me wrong...whenever I'm in a home supplies store I feel a surge of excitement pulse through me. Something about the endless possibilities of tricking out my pad with multiple colors simultaneously really arouses my interest. But, for some reason, Nashua Paint & Wallpaper doesn't get me started. I don't know - there's something almost "hardware store" about it. There's a whole lot of "paint contractor guys" hanging out in there requesting large orders, for one.
This is a little intimidating to me with my one little gallon of paint - standing behind "Rick's Paint Company" who just ordered 15 gallons of Alabaster White in Eggshell finish. I feel a little vunerable in there. When I ask for help selecting the color
of my one gallon of paint, I get my head bitten off by the paint mixer man telling me that he doesn't do color - just mixes 'em. He explains there's a color guy, but he's not in. I get that line everytime I visit Nashua Paint & Wallpaper so I wonder if the paint guy really exists of if he is really a Pigment of my imagination. This paint shop has an excellent wallpaper section, but I hate to sound like a snob, but who the heck wallpapers nowadays? I go for the paint, and frankly, I'm not impressed with the atmosphere or service. The California Paints and Benjamin Moore Paints they offer are exceptional though and I can't say enough about both of those lines. Just don't go there thinking they'll help you with colors or answer any questions because they seem to cater to the paint contractors with the bulk orders. I'll return to this store because they offer the Ben Moore line, but if another Ben Moore dealer pops up around town, I'll gladly check them out instead. I feel no loyalty to this store.