This gives you choice when it comes to colours, brands, and price ranges.
We encourage you to browse this introduction to our product range—and come
in or call for information and advice about which products are right for
your project, and to choose colours.
Because no hue will look exactly the same on every computer screens, we have not
put our colour palettes online. It’s best to come in and choose your colours in
person. We also recommend you take your sample chips back to the room you want to
paint, to make sure they “work” with the actual room lighting.
We also stock all the tools you need to do the work, including:
Canada’s most trusted name in paints has been doing business across the country since 1907.
Templeton’s has a long association with Benjamin Moore, and we stock a wide range of their paints and stains.
See www.Benjaminmoore.com to view their products. You’ll also find the latest
palette suggestions from designers, as well as helpful tools such as Benjamin Moore’s “Personal Colour Viewer,” which lets
you “preview” your colour choices on sample rooms, and even your own!
Laurentide is a Quebec-based company that produces a number of trusted paint and stain lines. Newfoundlanders are particularly
familiar with their Matchless brand, as Matchless began as a Newfoundland company in 1902. Templeton’s has sold Matchless
paint since it first appeared.
Laurentide bought the Newfoundland firm in 1999. Matchless paints are now made in New Brunswick, but they are still formulated
to withstand our distinctive climate conditions.
In addition to Matchless paints, Laurentide produces a range of products for different uses and at price levels suited to all budgets.
Laurentide’s website - www.paintcafe.com - offers painting tips and advice, help with choosing
colours, and tools for calculating how much paint you will need for your project.
Looking for a Green Alternative?
One of Laurentide’s unique products is Boomerang, its recycled paint brand. Learn more about this high-quality indoor and exterior product,
which is available in a range of colours, at www.boomerangpaint.com.
Over the past few decades, St. John’s has experienced an explosion of colour on its clapboard-sided houses—so much so that the city is now
known and celebrated for its bright “jellybean” row houses. This blossoming of colour began with the introduction of tint-able paint in the
1950s, and has continued through the revitalization of the downtown in recent years.
Inspired by both the colours of our celebrated historic structures and exciting new and non-traditional hues, Templeton’s created the “Historic
Colours” palette, which is uniquely suited to Newfoundland and Labrador. Our collaborators were the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador,
who helped pick and verify the colours’ distinctive local names, and Matchless Paints. With their help, the “Historic Colours” palette was launched
Many of its colours have heritage links: Dory Buff, for example, is a hue traditionally used on small boats to make them more visible against sea and
sky, Colonial Beige references the old CN railway stations—and you can guess at the colours of Harbour Deep, Scrunchions, and Hard Tack…
Come in for “Historic Colours” brochure or paint chips—or have a look here.
Matchless Marine paint is designed to help wood, fiberglass, and metal surfaces withstand the conditions of the marine environment.
Suitable for boats, wharves, and coastal buildings, it can stand up to our cold and damp North Atlantic environment.
View the Matchless Marine brochure, visit the Matchless Marine website -
www.paintcafe.com/en/produit/marine.asp - or drop in or contact us
for more information.
Cabot is a well-established American manufacturer of stains and paints, many of which are used in pre-finished siding available in Newfoundland and
Labrador. Templeton’s stocks many of these stain colours, so that you can find a match for your hue.
Cabot’s website is also great for helping you determine stain colours for your siding or deck - but be forewarned that not all products you’ll see
there (or services on the site, such as the Sample Store) are available to Canadian customers. Take a look at
www.cabotstain.com, gather up your questions, and come in and let us help you create the look you want.
The name “Sikkens” has been associated with exterior stain and finishes since 1772.
Templeton’s stocks the Sikkens products that are most popular and trusted in this province. Suitable for log homes, wood siding, and decks—as well
as marine applications and outdoor furniture—they are mainly from Sikkens’ semi-transparent range.
Choose from several popular colours in these Cetol lines:
More information about Sikkens’ products, as well as tips for their use, can be seen at www.sikkens.ca. (Note
that not all products seen are stocked here.)
Flame Control manufactures fire-retardant and high temperature coatings that can confer a fire rating to the surfaces they cover.
“Intumescent” in nature, they “puff out” when heated by fire, creating an extra space between the flame and the more flammable material
beneath the paint, such as wood or drywall.
These paints can be advantageous for commercial premises such as bed and breakfasts, as well as in engine rooms, and other high-heat locations.
Templeton’s stocks a selection of the most popular products, particularly light and clear colours—and can obtain more by special order.
See www.flamecontrol.ca for more information about these products, or contact us.
Homestead House, an Ontario company, started out producing a line of specialty “milk paints”—a traditional line of coatings made from powdered milk,
pigment, and water that give a warm heritage look to furniture and built-ins.
Today, they also make indoor and outdoor acrylic and oil-based paints in a range of beautiful heritage palettes.
Templeton’s stocks a good selection of their most popular lines, and can quickly and easily special-order others.
See www.homesteadhouse.ca for more about the Homestead House product line.
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