Bozeman’s Paint Studio & Supplies
When you’re shopping for paint and supplies for your next big project, trust the team with decades of experience and knowledge at Owenhouse ACE Hardware. For 140 years, Owenhouse ACE Hardware has helped our Bozeman friends and neighbors transform their homes and businesses.
Owenhouse has it all. Our broad selection of interior and exterior paints, stains, and finishes ensures that you can always find the best products for your job. And with a wide range of paintbrushes, rollers, and other painting supplies, you can find everything you need in one convenient location.
Before you start your next paint project, stop by and see why homeowners and professionals have made Owenhouse Ace Hardware their one-stop-shop for all their painting needs.
Come Shop Our Selection of:
- Interior & exterior paints
- Chalk paints
- Stains & oils
- Spray paints
- Specialty finish products
- Brushes & rollers
- Trays & buckets
- Paint sprayers
- Drop cloths
- Sanding supplies
- Solvents & cleaners
- Pressure washers & parts
- Heat guns
- Tapes & glues
- Caulking & sealants
- Drywall tapes & muds
- Tile cutters & accessories
- Masonry tools
- Bagged concrete mix
- Asphalt & roofing patch
Brands We Carry:
Benjamin Moore paint is now at Owenhouse Ace Hardware in Bozeman!
About Benjamin Moore Paint:
Owenhouse ACE Hardware is proud to offer Benjamin Moore paint in our Bozeman stores. Benjamin Moore has a reputation for excellence and provides superior interior and exterior paints with rich hues, durable finishes, and smooth applications.
With more than 100 technicians, chemical engineers, and chemists on staff, Benjamin Moore leads the way in industry firsts: the first eggshell finish for interiors in 1972, the first computer color matching system in 1982, and the first zero-VOC waterborne tinting system in the US, in 2006.
With nearly 140 years of experience and a reputation for excellence, Benjamin Moore colors are a favorite among homeowners and professionals. From the understated and sophisticated hues of the Benjamin Moore Historical Collection, to the timeless shades of Benjamin Moore Classics®, and the rich, vibrant pigments of the Aura® Color Series, there’s sure to be a Benjamin Moore Exterior or Interior Paint perfect for any project on your list!
Clark + Kensington
About Clark + Kensington Paint:
Clark + Kensington offers 1300 captivating colors in their paint + primer in one formulation. With a range of interior and exterior applications, Clark + Kensington uses microbead technology to create paints with excellent coverage and a smooth, easy-to-clean finish.
Clark + Kensington interior paint colors come in a washable, flat finish or highly scrubbable flat enamel, eggshell, satin, semi-gloss, and high-gloss finishes. For outdoor paint jobs, Clark + Kensington Exterior Paint comes in flat, satin, semi-gloss, and high-gloss finishes. These tough exterior formulations use advanced weather resistant technology to shield against sunlight and resist dirt, stains, mold, mildew, and algae. They are also designed to withstand cracking and peeling over time and can be applied in temperatures as low as 35°F.
Before you start your next paint project, stop by the paint shop at Owenhouse ACE Hardware for Clark + Kensington paint color samples so you can test your color at home. Sample pints can be mixed for any of the 1300 shades in the Clark + Kensington palette, so you never have to guess again.
Find the Right Color with the Paint Studio
Explore paint colors for your home with our easy visualizer tool!
Whether you’re looking for paint color ideas or want to see how your top color picks will look in a space, the Paint Studio at ACE can make your decision easy. Using the visualizer tool is easy:
Step 1: Upload a photo or select one of the interior or exterior images provided.
Step 2: Select the color you’d like to view. You can also choose to compare two different colors on the same image, making it that much simpler to arrive at your final decision!
You can also compare accent and trim colors against your wall color to see your entire palette in one image, all without ever leaving the house.
Color Matching at Owenhouse Ace Hardware
With our extensive supply of interior and exterior paints, finishes, primers, stains, and paint supplies, we know you’ll find everything you need at Owenhouse. Our paint experts are available to answer questions you may have about your projects, help you find the supplies you need, and give you tips and tricks to help make the job easier.
Do you need to match an existing paint color for touch-ups, or are you trying to color match paint to an item or image? With our computerized paint color matching process, you can bring in a paint swatch, an image, or practically any item, and we’ll find a match for you.
Ask an Owenhouse Ace Expert about Paint
How do you prepare a room to paint?
For your new paint to look its best and hold up over the years, how you prepare is almost as important as how you paint. Clear the area as much as possible and move any remaining furniture and other items to the center of the room. Cover the remaining items, floor, and baseboards in plastic sheeting. To avoid walking on a slick surface while you work, you can lay a canvas drop cloth atop the plastic.
Remove electrical plates, switch covers, television outlets, and any other removable hardware on your walls.
Wash the surface with commercial wall-cleaning products or a mix of mild detergent and water to remove dirt, dust, and other contaminants, rinse with water and dry.
If you need to patch or repair cracks or holes before painting, make sure to repair and lightly sand these areas before painting so you’ll have an even surface.
Always be sure to read the manufacturer’s instructions on your paint and primer for any additional steps or recommendations before you begin.
How do you paint a wall?
Dip your brush into your paint, coating about ⅓ of the bristles. Tap the brush but do not scrape the sides on the container.
Starting at the edges of your surface, paint a 2-inch strip along with the ceiling, floors, and trim. Use smooth strokes and feather out the edges as you go. This first step is known as cutting in.
After you’ve cut in all of the edges and around all trim on one wall, switch to a paint roller to fill in the rest of the wall. To complete this step, move your roller back and forth in the paint tray until it is evenly coated, and then remove the excess paint by rolling it over the tray’s ridges.
Using an “N” or zigzag pattern, roll upwards first to minimize drips. Repeat this process every 2 feet as you move across the wall, working slowly and overlapping your lines until the wall is filled.
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions on your paint to determine how much time to leave between applying the first coat and second coat.
How do you paint a house?
Start by removing any hardware, shutters, screens, or other embellishments. Then, clean your home’s surface and allow it to dry. If you have shrubs or plants, cover them with plastic sheeting and tie back those near your foundation.
When painting outdoors, you may need to be mindful of the temperature, humidity, and other elements depending on the type of paint you’re using and the manufacturer guidelines. In general, you should not paint in direct sunlight, in near-freezing temperatures, or directly before or after rain.
Start at the top of your house and work your way down, following your home’s natural lines. Once you’ve painted your home’s edges, you can switch to a roller to fill in just as you would indoors.
How to remove paint?
There are several ways to remove paint, but only if you’re certain it’s safe to do so. Homes built before 1978 may contain lead-based paint–a lead test is necessary to determine if the paint in older homes can be removed safely, and should be completed by a professional.
If you know it’s safe to remove your paint, you should still take proper precautions and wear goggles, a respirator, and protective clothing and gloves.
Chemical paint strippers soften the finish on old paint, making it easier to scrape off. Always check the chemical solvents’ specifications to make sure they won’t damage or alter the underlying surface.
Sanders and heat guns can also be used to remove paint from some surfaces, but as with chemical paint strippers, these also damage the underlying material if not careful. If you’re unsure of the best approach for your situation or surface, it’s best to consult with an expert before any attempts.
How long does paint take to dry?
Many variables will cause paint to dry faster or slower than average, such as the paint type, temperature, and humidity. In general, latex paints are fastest-drying and can be dry to the touch in an hour and ready for a second coat in four hours. It can take anywhere from two weeks to one month for latex paint to fully cure. Oil-based paints can take up to eight hours to dry and require 24 hours between the first and second coat but tend to cure faster. Use your paint manufacturer’s estimates as a guide when calculating the time needed for a project.
How do you paint furniture?
Every piece of furniture is different, and the process will vary depending on the materials and paints. Generally, it’s best to start by cleaning and drying the surface. The primer should then be applied unless you are using a two-in-one formulation. Just as you would when painting a room or a house, start painting at the top of the item and work your way down so you can smooth over any drips along the way. Once you’ve applied the first coat, allow it to dry in a cool, dry place where it won’t be disturbed. Repeat with additional coats, as needed, and allow the paint to thoroughly dry and cure before using the furniture.
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