Daly's Paint, in Wallingford or Bellevue, is a great place to get paint or stain. Their products are top quality, and it's not easy to find such knowledgeable service. They'll be able to help you custom match (even stain, which is no easy task) and adjust already mixed color if you need to.
We've bought stain for a deck and a fence there, and both held up admirably. If you are looking for paint, you can purchase 1' square samples (made with actual paint, not printed with ink) to see how it will really look in your home.
They also keep a record of everything you buy in their computer system, so if you need more you'll have access to the exact formula used the first time around.
There are only 2 drawbacks:
- Limited hours can make it difficult to get what you need to finish up a weekend project.
- Their personalized service takes time, so you may end up waiting a while in line while others are helped. They do have a number system, so you can browse while you wait.