The Paint Sampling Tool that Will SAVE Your Paint Lovin’ Life – SAMPLIZE!
Are you tired of sampling paint? Are your walls a hot mess of paint blotches and paper samples the size of a postage stamp? I get it. Because while I am a colour consultant, I ALSO spend a lot of time sampling paint colours for my own home and it can be EXHAUSTING. I mean, nothing a glass or
five two of wine can’t help with, but still…
(BTW, at the end of this blog post, you’ll find a link to my YOUTUBE channel with a review of SAMPLIZE in action, but read this first!)
Seriously. When was the last time you saw me promote a product? #never. Sure, I talk incessantly about Benjamin Moore, Ryan Reynolds and Sherwin Williams, but Lord knows they don’t pay me anything to do that – I pay myself in wine, Doritos and personal high-fives (true). So, if I’m here to actually PROMOTE a product that has an affiliate link (which means I make a small percentage of every sale), you KNOW that it must be a pretty big friggin’ deal. That’s how serious I am about this, it has friggin’ LIT MY LIL’ COLOUR LOVIN’ WORLD UP, and I bet it will make your paint picking life a heck of a lot easier and more affordable.
And SAMPLIZE IS a big deal, but what exactly IS it?
SAMPLIZE is a peel-and-stick paint sample that you can apply RIGHT to your wall – NO messy paint pots, NO poster boards, NO sloppy rollers and brushes and NO twitching uncontrollably in the corner. Just sticky, removable, reusable paper in today’s TOP BRANDS.
SHERWIN WILLIAMS, BENJAMIN MOORE, FARROW & BALL
And you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your home to try it.
What are the benefits of using SAMPLIZE?
The average sample pot is $9.99 to $13.99. Add in a roller/tray/canvas and you’re at approx $15 per sample, plus your blood, sweat and many many tears.
SAMPLIZE samples cost $5.95. That’s it. And shipping is FREE with a $15+ order.
I can’t TELL you how many times I’ve driven back and forth to the paint store, wanting to try just one more sample…(I do have a small fetish though).
SAMPLIZE delivers TO YOUR DOOR within 1-3 business days*. SERIOUSLY. YOU DON’T EVEN HAVE TO PUT PANTS ON!
*Unless you’re in Canada, like me, in which case there is a shipping charge and it takes up to two weeks. But, if you aren’t in a hurry, it’s WELL worth it.
IT’S MORE ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY THAN SAMPLE POTS
You don’t need to be a tree-hugger to know that sampling paint the traditional way isn’t exactly ‘environmentally friendly’. With some sample pots, you can actually cover 75 sq ft of wall space (and it’s not the high-quality stuff they’re using in these pots). I mean, I did this for years and it worked, but I knew how wasteful it was. And besides, we’re PROGRESSING PEOPLE. So, unless you’re a person who needs to see a colour on a super large scale, I highly recommend making the switch.
Tips for Using SAMPLIZE for Sampling Paint Colours
1. TAPE UP WHITE PAPER AROUND YOUR SAMPLE
Your old paint colour will 100% influence your perception of the NEW paint colour. A bit of white around the edges helps to create a more neutral base to judge your samples by.
2. MOVE IT ONTO DIFFERENT WALLS AND VIEW IT IN DIFFERENT LIGHTING
One of the most IMPORTANT tips when sampling paint is to MOVE your sample around – different walls, different lighting, day/nite. And the great thing about SAMPLIZE is that you can move it dozens of times – I tested it to see HOW MANY TIMES I could move it and I literally could’ve gone on and on (kind of like when I’m talking).
3. PEEL IT OFF WITH TWO HANDS
I’m showing you this first photo as my hair looks GREAT and to show you how NOT to take SAMPLIZE off the wall.
Seriously though, if you want to move your sample to different walls with no muss n’ fuss, the two-handed approach (also helpful when drinking wine) makes for an easier, wrinkle-free transition, as shown in this next photo…
Here are some key places to place your sample:
- beside trim work
- on the wall behind the main furniture pieces
- next to finishes like fireplace stone and backsplash tile
- what RARELY works is to put your paint sample floating in the middle of the wall as samples really need a frame of reference for you to judge them by
You CAN’T put your SAMPLIZE sample on its backing again. Or you can, but it’s painful, so once you peel that bad boy off, you’re committed. Don’t be afraid to simply tape it on the wall for the first few rounds, especially when you’re looking at multiple samples. Then, once you narrow things down you can take the backing off.
For a break from my face, let’s take a peek at my cute assistants/daughters, Cassie and Maggie. Hey, I’ll take free child labour whenever I can get it.
4. POUR A GLASS OF WINE
That’s right. Picking paint colours is WAY easier when you have a
bottle and a funnel of wine glass of wine by your side! Because not only does WINE make sampling paint more fun – SAMPLIZE makes sampling paint more fun!
And I bet you have MORE questions about this product – in which case, they have a great FAQ page for you to check out.
Not sure which paint colours to order?
Check out my E-Books and Online Paint Colour Consulting – I’d love to help!