Friday, August 2, 2013

Free Paint? Count me in!

I have a little painting project I've been meaning to take care of for almost two years. It's embarrassing. 

When we moved in, I hired a TaskRabbit to assemble some IKEA furniture, including a lovely Hemnes 3-drawer TV stand. He did a great job...almost. He screwed two of the vertical "walls" in backwards, which means the "backside" (unpainted, with serial numbers or whatever on them) has been facing the front ever since. 'Cause you know I'm not taking that thing apart and reassembling it. Hell to the no. IKEA furniture was not built for disassembly and reassembly.

Cabinet knobs, before and after.
Yes, these were taken on my iPhone.
Don't judge the photo quality (or the mess).

Anyway, a few months ago, I finally got around to replacing the boring knobs with pretty glass ones, and I've been meaning to paint the boards to match, but haven't gotten around to buying the paint. Looks like I have a good excuse now, since ACE Hardware is giving away free quarts of paint this Saturday (August 3) and next (August 10).

I'm going to grab an extra knob (shhh I accidentally bought 6 instead of 3), get my color-match (ish - don't want to be too matchy matchy) on, grab some sandpaper, and get myself a freshly painted TV stand.

Maybe even this weekend. We'll see. Oh, the thrills!

Full press release below the jump.

Ace Hardware Helps Homeowners Tackle
Painting Projects with “Free Paint Saturday”





If you’re thinking of starting a paint project before the end of summer, come to Ace Hardware for a free quart, in the color of your choice! Ace Hardware will continue its “Free Paint Saturday” campaign on August 3 and August 10 by offering customers the chance to find their “soul paint” by giving away a free quart of flat enamel interior Clark+Kensington® paint+primer in one.*

Additionally, by redeeming a free quart, customers can enter to win** one of ten $1,000 Ace gift cards and a personalized paint color recommendation from one of Ace’s Design Experts.
August marks the unofficial last month of summer and as we begin to approach the end of the season, homeowners are looking to complete their home maintenance and décor projects that they haven’t had a chance to get to yet this year. To get started, Ace Hardware is offering customers a free quart of flat enamel interior Clark+Kensington® paint+primer in one.

Available exclusively at Ace Hardware, Clark+Kensington® paint+primer in one not only saves time and money by eliminating the need to prime and paint surfaces separately, but it also takes the guesswork out of designing with 120 harmonious colors to choose from. In addition, the Clark+Kensington® satin and semi-gloss interior paints were rated #1 in recent tests by a leading consumer magazine.

To receive a free quart of paint, customers must present a “Free Paint Saturday” coupon, which is available at and  

Participating Neighborhood Ace Hardware Stores Across the Country

Saturday, August 3 and Saturday, August 10, 2013

Media interested in attending or for more information please contact: Ryan Vaughan – 202-292-4575 or

*Free Offer Limits: Valid August 3, 2013 and August 10, 2013 only. Valid on Flat Enamel primary tint bases (SKU #s 1485184, 1485226, 1485242) and includes tinting to most colors. While supplies last. Average availability 40 quarts per store.  Limit 1 free quart per household per calendar year. Must present coupon to redeem free quart.

**SWEEPSTAKES: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the U.S., 18 years and older. Sweepstakes entries will be accepted only at participating Ace retail stores during business hours on either (a) August 3, 2013 with a fully completed August 3 dated coupon obtained from: Ace retail store, Ace Rewards email, Ace website email,, or Facebook, or (b) August 10, 2013 with a fully completed August 10 dated coupon obtained from: August 10 dated circular, Ace retail store, Ace Rewards email, Ace website email,, or Facebook. Entries will be accepted on each date whether or not free paint remains available. Limit one sweepstakes entry per household. Odds of winning depend on total number of eligible entries received. Subject to official rules available at