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How do we choose paint? We often begin with color: colors we like, colors that will appeal to a wide range of potential buyers or renters, colors that complement interior design, building architecture, and neighborhood environment. But there are other important considerations, such as sheen, durability, eco-friendliness, and ease of application. One way Ring’s End Paint Centers help you navigate the wide world of paint is by carrying only superior quality paints and finishes; we are pleased to be Connecticut’s largest Benjamin Moore paint dealer. Another is by having beautiful, user-friendly showrooms that make it a pleasure to browse through color, sheen, and paint performance options. Finally, our highly trained salespeople and color consultants can give you the information and advice you need to make paint choices you’ll be happy with for many years to come.

Types of Paints

Interior Paint

Interior paint, particularly latex paint, is formulated for fade resistance, good coverage properties, stain resistance, and easy maintenance. Interior paint is available in many sheens and thousands of colors, including designer color palettes that simplify color selection when working with more than one hue or tone; custom and matched colors can be mixed at your nearest Ring's End Paint Center. There are also specialty interior paints for areas prone to moisture or that need particularly robust coverage and stain concealment.

Exterior Paint

Also available in thousands of colors, exterior paint is highly durable with exceptional resistance to peeling, chipping, fading, mildew, and moisture damage caused by variations in temperature and weather. Exterior paints are available in multiple sheens to enhance and protect your home from the elements.


Primer provides a smooth, uniform surface for painting. Indoors, it’s used to block stains and odors, to prepare new drywall and patched walls for painting, seal and smooth bare wood trim, to prevent mildew and flaking, and to make significant color changes easier and faster to execute. Exterior primers accomplish similar goals but are formulated to withstand harsher outdoor conditions. Self-priming paints, like Benjamin Moore's Aura and Regal Select lines provide a high-coverage, moisture-resistant, durable paint-and-primer in one.

Faux and Decorative Paint

Some design visions require specialty coatings. All Ring's End locations carry studio finishes such as glazes, metallics, glitter finishes, Venetian plaster, chalkboard paint and dry erase paint. Ask our experienced professionals about the unique properties of our fine designer and decorative paints; find out how they can transform interiors and exteriors from the ordinary to the extraordinary.

Types of Power

Corded Electric

For indoor, workshop, and some outdoor uses, corded electric power tools are extremely popular. Many type of power tools – drills, drivers, grinders, saws, and sanders, to name a few – are engineered to be plugged into electric wall outlets or powered by generators.

Cordless / battery-powered

Today just about every tool available as a corded tool is also available as cordless, or battery-powered. There is a wide range of voltages, and as battery technology has evolved, cordless tools are offered in different battery types as well. Companies usually offer several tools that use the same battery, meaning that a battery with a spare might be all that is needed to operate a whole range of different tools. With a few exceptions, these tools are the same as their corded siblings.


Cordless / Fuel Cell Powered

Some cordless tools, like nailers, use fuel cells for consistent, convenient drive energy. With rechargeable batteries, these tools are known for high performance and do away with cumbersome hoses and excessive vibration.


Pneumatic tools use compressed air to power the tools. For the last few decades, they have been a mainstay in shops and on job sites all across the country.




A powder-actuated tool is used in construction and manufacturing to join materials to hard substrates such as steel and concrete. Known as "direct fastening", this technology relies on a controlled explosion created by a small chemical propellant charge.