A week or two ago, my mother in law sent me a link to Samplize. They specialize in adhesive lined paint samples which means you literally peel the adhesive backing off and stick the sample directly to the wall. I was pretty intrigued, so I ordered a few so I could test them out for you guys.
They come in a 12×12 square, and right now they only offer paint colors from Benjamin Moore, Sherwin Williams, and Farrow and Ball. Each sample is only $5.95 a piece and if you enter your email you get $5 off your first order, so it worked out to be cheaper for me to grab three of these than it would have been to get two sample cans.
After getting input from you guys in my Instagram stories, I ordered Sherwin Williams: Oyster White, Benjamin Moore: Hazy Skies, and Benjamin Moore: Revere Pewter.
Once the samples were delivered, I immediately put them up and shared the process in my stories. Now that I’ve used them for about three days, I can share an accurate review!
-The samples are actually painted with two coats of the exact paint, as opposed to traditional paint swatches that are dyed to mimic the color. This means more accuracy.
-You can move these multiple times throughout the room without damaging your walls or the sample. I tested it out and I moved them about 5 times before the adhesive started losing grip. This allows you to test the color in multiple areas and lighting.
-The obvious: you don’t need to get a paint brush out. -Because the samples are quite thin, when they’re up on the wall you can actually feel the texture of the wall underneath. It’s a little thing, but just helps to get an even more accurate feel for what the color will look like on the wall.
-Similar price as a traditional paint sample.
-Each sample is labeled with the color name. No more writing below each sample swatch on the wall!
-As far as I know, these aren’t available in store so it takes a little bit of forethought to work with these. It’s not like a sample can where you can just quick run to home depot and pick one up.
-This is such a tiny con, but I’m listing it anyway. The first time you peel them off the backing, it takes a bit to get them off. It would be nice if they had a small lip or something to easily remove it. But honestly, this was such a minor inconvenience I hesitate to even mention it.
I left these bad boys up for a few days and almost immediately removed Oyster White from the running, simply because we’re getting white curtains and I don’t want our dining room to look too sterile.
After going back and fourth for a while on the remaining colors, and even running a vote in my stories, I decided on Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter. It’s a warm greige and it complements our new rug so beautifully. I was actually dead set on Hazy Skies before the samples came, but seeing it in our room made me see the smallest tint of green in it. No Bueno. So, Revere Pewter it is!
Have you ever tried Peel and Stick Samples before? If so, what did you think?
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