• You've been skating on Templeton's paint? We supply most of the ice-hockey arenas in the city with the paint for their rinks.
  • Templeton's also sells "convenience" hardware items - basic plumbing, electrical, and hand tool supplies - and we're the only downtown source for many of these items.
  • We cut keys and stock a wide selection of "Happy Keys". Try one - they make finding the right key easier, and fun.
  • Templeton's has a quaint selection of housewares - such as delicate teacups and saucers - so have a browse for the perfect finishing touch.
  • The Anna Templeton Centre on Duckworth Street, where skills in art and design are taught, is named after a family member. Anna toured Newfoundland outports during the 1950s, supporting and encouraging cottage industries.
  • In the early 20th century, wallpaper did not just help people beautify and refresh their homes - contributing an insulating layer to the walls. The more often you "updated" your look, the better insulated was your house.
  • In 2004, Templeton's donated the paint and materials to restore the "Golden Pheasant Tea" mural on the side of the East End Club building at the bottom of St. John's Lane (at Water Street).
  • The truck stops here! Templeton's stocks paint for roads and parking lots.
  • Touch-ups are often easier using spray paint - and we can put your preferred paint or stain in a standard aerosol can. Just ask us!
  • It's not just wooden clapboard you can paint - vinyl siding can also be successfuly coated this way. Ask us for more information about products and technique.
  • The "Historic Colours" palette is approved by the City of St. John's?
  • Templeton's has a complete selection of all the tools you'll need for your wallpaper project - sponges, paste, broad knives, water boxes, and more.

Templeton’s rents four types of equipment
to help with your outdoor and indoor decorating and repair tasks:

Exterior work:

  • Scaffold Kit Trailers
  • Lifts

Interior work:

  • Floor Sander
  • Wallpaper Steamer

Scaffold Kit Trailers

We have two trailers packed with scaffolds for rent on a daily or weekly basis, first-come, first-served.

Each trailer kit includes 14 steel ends (they stand 5’ high), plus the corresponding amount of aluminum and plywood decks and braces.

You require a vehicle with a regular trailer hitch—or ask us about delivery, which is available if your location is in St. John’s.

You must also sign the rental waiver (also available in the store) and comply with occupational health and safety rules.

Please call for more information (a Visa card is required as a security deposit):

(709) 726-4712 in St. John’s
Toll-free 1-800-563-4712

View rental and delivery rates.
View store hours.

Lifts

Painting or staining building exteriors, trimming overhanging branches, doing repair work on your upper storeys or roof—feel more secure doing any of these jobs by using a lift instead of a ladder or scaffolding.

We have two trailer-mounted Genie lifts (two different sizes) available for rent on a daily or weekly basis, first-come, first-served.

Equipped with stabilizing outriggers, the lifts can hoist the basket either to 34’ or to 50’ in height.

You require a vehicle with a regular trailer hitch—or ask us about delivery, which is available if your location is in St. John’s.

Renters must sign the rental waiver (also available in the store) and comply with occupational health and safety rules.

Please call for availability and rates (a Visa card is required as a security deposit):

(709) 726-4712 in St. John’s
Toll-free 1-800-563-4712

View rental and delivery rates.
View store hours.
Read the TMZ 34 spec sheet. Read the TMZ 34 instruction manual.
Read the TMZ 50 spec sheet. Read the TMZ 50 instruction manual.

Floor Sanders

Our Clarke orbital floor sander is designed for the home renovator, and can take painted or stained flat wood floors and decks down to a clean exposed surface.

Unlike the more powerful commercial drum sanders—which remove paint and stain very quickly and require a high level of skill to operate—this sander is lighter and easier for the layperson to use and it’s equipped with a dust collection system.

Spend $100 on paint, stain, or tools, and get one day’s use free.

Additional days are $45 each (note: sandpaper purchase is extra).

Our sander is rented on a first-come, first-served basis. A Visa card is required as a security deposit, as is your signature on our waiver.

Please call for availability and more information:
(709) 726-4712 in St. John’s
Toll-free 1-800-563-4712

View rental rates.
View store hours.
Read the Brochure on sander use.

Wallpaper Steamers

Whether you are painting or papering, wall preparation often involves stripping old wallpaper. When liquid strippers just aren’t doing the job, a steamer is often the better approach.

Why not rent an Earlex steam wallpaper stripper from us? Easy to use, it can speed the prep stage and move you into redecorating a whole lot faster. (Note: Attention is required to avoid accident or injury; it is not advisable to use steamers around small children or pets.)

Read the instruction manual.
View rental rates.
View store hours.

Terms & Rates

All of our equipment is rented on a first-come, first-served basis—no advance bookings are taken.

All rentals require:

  • Your signature on a waiver
  • A Visa card as a security deposit

Our “daily” rate applies roughly to the 24-hour period from time of pickup to time of return. (See store hours, below.)

Rates vary by type of equipment, as follows:

Scaffold Trailer Kits

  • $15 / day
  • $100 / week
  • Delivery available at extra charge

Lifts

  • Genie 34' - $250 / day
  • Genie 34' - $750 / week
  • Genie 34' - $2250 / month
  • Genie 50' - $350 / day
  • Genie 50' - $1000 / week
  • Genie 50' - $3000 / month
  • Delivery available at extra charge

Sander

  • $45 / day
  • $135 / week
  • Sandpaper extra

Wallpaper Steamer

  • $20 / day
  • $60 / week

We are open:
Monday to Wednesday – 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Thursday & Friday – 8 a.m to 9 p.m.
Saturday – 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.