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Four Easy Tips to Renew and Refresh with Paint for the New Year

Make a resolution to give your home some well-deserved TLC with a fresh coat of clean, crisp paint.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Dec. 28, 2020) – In a year when homes everywhere have served as offices, cafeterias, classrooms – and even as playgrounds – painted surfaces like walls, cabinets, and trim are starting to show signs of wear and tear.

Make a resolution now to start fresh in 2021 with a coat of clean, crisp paint, and immediately give a room a renewed, finished, and updated appearance. To show you how Westlake Ace Hardware suggests these four easy tips:

  1. Keep it neutral in the office. The choice of home office paint color can maximize productivity, ignite creativity, and serve as a calming backdrop for video conference calls. Benjamin Moore suggests non-distracting neutrals, such as calming Guilford Green. Or, for a workspace where concentration is always important, Ballet White offers a classic, clean palette.
  2. Kitchen cabinet redo. Every home’s go-to gathering spot is the kitchen, and it has likely had its share of use the past few months. One way to make an affordable and quick upgrade is by changing the cabinet paint color. Pair white upper cabinets with a contrasting color on the lower cabinets like Autumn Gray from Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines. Or try highlighting an accent wall with a different color like Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2021, Aegean Teal 2136-40 to provide a welcoming backdrop to any kitchen.
  3. Trim and baseboard touchups. Renew a home’s trim and baseboards by fixing nicked-up areas with wood filler and covering tiny fingerprint smudges with a fresh coat of trim paint. Choose a product that’s easy to clean and offers a smooth, durable finish. Benjamin Moore ADVANCE cures to a hard, furniture-quality finish but is also water-based, making cleanup a breeze.
  4. Start with the right supplies. Beautifully painted walls and trim don’t just happen. First, make sure to wipe down all surfaces and then repair any holes with wall patch repair and a high-quality spackling compound. Use painter’s tape to produce sharp paint lines and protect against splatters. Finally, always use a high-quality brush like Purdy to avoid loose bristles and brush marks.

Westlake Ace Hardware carries Benjamin Moore and Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines paint in its stores nationwide and owns 140 stores nationally under the Ace, Buikema’s, Dennis Company, North Bend, Outer Banks, and Westlake Ace brands.

All Benjamin Moore and Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines paint purchases are covered by the Extra Mile Promise™ — a guarantee that customers get the advice and supplies they need to successfully tackle any paint project in one trip to their local Westlake store, or delivery is free.

*The Extra Mile Promise is only applicable with the original paint purchase receipt showing the purchase of a minimum of one gallon of paint. Visit for complete guarantee terms and conditions.

All Westlake Ace Hardware stores offer many ways to shop – from ordering on a handy Ace Hardware app and getting home delivery, to online ordering with free in-store and curbside pickup.


About Westlake Ace Hardware

Headquartered in the Kansas City area, 115-year-old Westlake Ace Hardware has been the helpful neighborhood hardware store countless generations have shopped at for power and hand tools, fasteners, paint, plumbing, lawn care, pet, electrical supplies, and BBQ grills and accessories. It has been part of the Ace Hardware Cooperative since 1959, and a wholly-owned Ace subsidiary since 2012.

With access to more than 70,000 products, Westlake lives the Ace Helpful Promise every day by delivering reliable service, helpful advice, and products so its customers and neighbors get their projects done right every time. Westlake Commercial offers a wide array of HVAC equipment, plumbing supplies, safety products, commercial lighting, paint, and other hard-to-find products to business and trade customers.

Westlake currently owns and operates 144 stores in 12 states:

  • California (Ace Hardware of Chico, Fresno, La Crescenta, Mountain View, Pinole, South Pasadena, Thousand Oaks, Turlock, Van Nuys, West LA, and Woodland)
  • Illinois (Buikema’s Ace Hardware)
  • Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico (Westlake Ace Hardware)
  • North Carolina (Ace Hardware of Raleigh, Outer Banks Ace Hardware)
  • Washington (Dennis Company Ace, North Bend)
Media Contact:

Tom Mentzer
Mentzer PR Group (for Westlake Ace Hardware)
(913) 626-9066

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