Category Archive: Paints & Stains

Do You Need New Cabinets?

Do You Need New Cabinets?

            If your kitchen is a bit tired looking, but do not want to go to the expense of replacing all of your cabinets, here is a solution for you:


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Cabinet Coat is one of the most unusual products we carry. It is a water-based paint with the newest technology. Cabinet Coat is the ultimate finish for refurbishing kitchen and bathroom cabinets, shelving, furniture, trim, and crown molding. It delivers an ultra-smooth, factory-like finish with long-lasting beauty. Remember the smooth finish that an oil based paint could provide? This is as good or even better!


  • Ultra-smooth finish
  • Urethane-acrylic formula
  • Refurbishes worn cabinets
  • Available in white and many custom colors

Can You Paint This?

One of the more frequent questions we get is: can I paint this? The customer is usually talking about old, varnished woodwork or kitchen cabinets. Bathroom tiles that are very dated looking is also a common surface that they want to paint.

All painting projects, to be successful, require proper surface preparation and the choice of correct materials. Insl-X, a wholly owned subsidiary of Benjamin Moore Paints, is well known by professionals for manufacturing some of the best primers in the industry. Today, I want to introduce you to Stix!

INSL-X Paint

It is a truly remarkable product that will provide you with a bond to an old surface for repainting. Just scuffing up a glossy or varnished surface will not provide a good bond for the finish paint. Stix does what the name says and produces remarkable results.

Stix Waterborne Bonding Primer is a premium-quality, acrylic-urethane primer-sealer with unparalleled adhesion to the most challenging surfaces, including glossy tile, PVC, vinyl, plastic, glass, glazed block, glossy paint, pre-coated siding, fiberglass, and galvanized metals.

  • Bonds to “hard-to-coat” surfaces
  • Cures in temperatures as low as 35° F (1.57° C)
  • Creates an extremely hard film
  • Excellent enamel holdout
  • Can be top coated with almost any product
  • Low odor

It is available in both quarts and gallons here at American Wallpaper & Design Center.

If you have questions about paints and stains, please give us a call at 508-672-3751.

White Accents Will Make Your Home Appear More Bright and Airy

Winter is the perfect time to add white to your interior decor because it lightens up rooms on dark days and stormy nights. And it adds a clean, clear look that works all year round. 

You might be surprised that white isn’t a single color. White comes in many versions, some with warmer overtones and some cooler. The warm tones tend to complement traditional and elegant homes better, while cooler hues may work better in modern or contemporary spaces. Depending on the shade you select – and the colors around it – white can calm your rooms or add energy.

What kinds of interior elements work best in white? White is fabulous for almost any home fashions, including wall covering, paint, rugs, upholstery fabric, floor coverings, window treatments, linens and accessories. And, in addition to matching just about everything, white bed linens and towels seem so much crisper and cleaner than any other color.

White is stunning when used with black or another dark, rich color like chocolate brown, Indian red or deep blue. White can be paired beautifully with almost any color palette, including neutral creams, taupes, tans, blues, grays and more. Even a room that’s decorated almost all in white doesn’t have to be bland or boring because it can include such a variety of textures, including rough or smooth, soft or hard, and matte or glossy finishes.

Make a bright design choice by adding white to your decor this winter. Come see our display of in-stock wallcovering, our large collection of wallpaper sample books, and the infinite choices of color in our fabulous paint line, Coronado Paints by Benjamin Moore.