You’ve Ordered Paint Online…Now What?
There are a lot of great reasons for you to order paint online—not having to deal with a million paint chips, cart-free shopping, and most importantly, being able to shop in your pajamas. Not to mention, you no longer have to wait hours at the store on a busy Saturday for your paint to be mixed! Here are some tips on what to do once your paint order has been delivered.
Confirm Your Purchase
Before you start painting, make sure your paint is the one you’ve ordered. While it’s rare for any paint company to send the wrong paint to their customer, it’s best to double check. Additionally, you should make sure you have the right paint finish for your project as well.
Use the Right Primer
Now that you’ve got your paint, and hopefully your supplies, it’s time to start painting! If you are painting a new surface, make sure to prime it before painting. This will help prepare your surface for the paint and promote better adhesion.
There are different types of primer out there and they usually come in gray or white. Deciding which one to use will depend on the paint color you’re using. You can check with the manufacturer or on the side of the paint can to see if there’s a recommended primer you should use. Generally, darker colors will require a gray primer underneath, and lighter colors should be paired with white primers.
Test the Paint
Test the new paint on the surface you are planning to paint. Just like buying paint at the store, when you order paint online, the paint color that arrives may not always be what you imagined. Even if it’s the exact color you were looking for, you may find that it’s not the color you want for your walls after all. We always recommend testing the paint on a small area and wait for it to completely dry. Paint will always look a little different after it dries, so don’t make any decisions on whether or not you love the paint when it’s still wet!
At Motor City Paint, we pride ourselves on meeting our customer’s expectations regardless of whether they order paint online or shop in-store. That’s why we always encourage customers to test our paints before fully committing to the color. We offer our customers their first pint of paint free with our coupon code: FREEPINT. Once the paint you chose is the perfect color, then you can order the whole gallon with confidence!
If you order paint online and it’s not the right color, or you change your mind and want something else, Motor City Paint can also help you with color matching. We have custom mixes for 1,800 different colors of paint; so no matter what you are looking for, we can mix the perfect color for you!