How to shop for and buy house paint online in Canada

How to shop for and buy house paint online in Canada

Picking the right paint online can be an overwhelming task. Not only are there hundreds of paint brands and colour options but everyone uses different names for the same thing. Plus throw in sheen, paint type, finish and protection then you have a whole new world to master.

Step One: Choose your product

The first step in finding the right paint for your project is to decide what kind of paint you need. Paint comes in many different varieties and finishes, so it’s important to know what type you need before shopping.

Paint comes in two main categories: interior and exterior. The main difference between the two types is their durability, with exterior paint being made to withstand rain, sun and other elements.

Once you've narrowed down your search by product type, it's time to narrow down your search further by brand (our favourite is Benjamin Moore), use (i.e. ceiling paint) or room (i.e. bathroom paint, paint for basements, etc), or feature (i.e. low VOC). This can be done by filtering products by category on most e-commerce sites or by searching for specific brands or products on Google or Pinterest .

Step 2: Choose your colour 

If you haven't already confirmed the colour for your paint project, now is the time! 

There are more than 4000 colour options in the Benjamin Moore Collection alone, so you'll need to start narrowing things down. 

Start by identifying which broad colour family you're looking for (i.e. blues, greens, or greys) and what kind of colour scheme you're drawn to (i.e. monochromatic or complementary).

You can browse our collection of popular colours, or search by colour family. Whatever colour you decide on, it's important to try the colour at home before you commit to buying a gallon or more! 

We offer a couple of different ways you can get paint samples online:

Whichever way you order your paint samples, be sure to test the colour in your room, in different lighting and at different times of day. That will help ensure you find the right shade for your project. 

Step three: Select your sheen

After you've selected the right product and found the perfect shade for your paint, it's time to select your sheen. Sheen refers to the how shiny the finish will look. When deciding on sheen you will want to consider whether that area is high/low traffic and the condition of the wall.


The look of a flat or matte provides great depth of color that is also ideal for less-than-perfect surfaces. Flat is typically used for ceilings and low traffic areas.

Eggshell & Satin

The slight sheens of eggshell and satin reveal color with a softly polished glow with an easy-to-clean surface that's great for all high-traffic areas including living rooms and hallways. This is also a great product for colored ceilings to help reflect some light onto the color.


Semi-gloss is particularly durable and stands up well to repeated cleanings. It is often recommended for moldings and trim.


Pearl is in the middle of the sheen spectrum. It has an almost iridescent quality, and because it creates a smooth, less porous surface, it's easier to clean and is often used in kitchens and bathrooms, as well as for trim details, such as doors, window frames, base moldings, and crown moldings.

Step four: Order your interior or exterior paint online for delivery anywhere in Canada.

We make it so easy to buy high quality paint online!

You can shop by brand, colour and product type to find the perfect paint for your project. We offer a variety of paints including latex, oil-based, stain and primer in a wide range of finishes including satin, semi-gloss and gloss. If you’re unsure about which product is right for you, our online chat support team is available to assist.

Add your items to your cart and go through our easy, secure check out. Don’t forget to review our returns policy before finalizing an order.

We'll tint your paint and ship it directly to your address!

Step five: Don't forget to add tools and accessories to your order 

Don't forget to add tools and sundries to your order, so that when your paint arrives, you'll have everything you need to complete your project.

Shop our collections here:

Last but not least: Get in touch with us for support

Our knowledgeable staff are available to answer your questions, help you find the right products for your project, and guide you through the process. Here are some of the ways to get in touch with us while you're shopping for paint online, or waiting for your shipment:

  • Chat - drop into the chatbox on our website or send us a message on Facebook or Instagram
  • Email - send us your questions and we'll get back to you quickly
  • Phone - feel free to give us a call during business hours at 613-836-9507

We're confident that we have the right paint, supplies and advice for you, and our goal is to make it simple and straightforward to buy everything you need for your home painting project online, with delivery across Canada. 


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