ISSUE 24  |  Barn Rustic

Shopper’s Diary: G & R Paint Company in San Francisco

June 14, 2010 8:00 PM

BY Julie Carlson

Our friend and frequent Remodelista color adviser Philip Reno, the proprietor of G & R Paint Company in San Francisco and auteur of the Philip's Perfect Colors line of paints, recently won the 2010 Paint Dealer of the Year award from Paint Dealer magazine, an industry chronicle dedicated to the independent paint channel dealer. G & R caters to the "color-obsessed customer," Reno says. "The paint industry has gone through enormous consolidation in the past 20 years, making our independence a rarity. As an independent, we have sole discretion over what brands and products we carry, meaning that we are free to seek out the best available products we can find in the marketplace." Reno carries a selection of premium-quality paints from both the US and overseas; below he details the virtues of his carefully vetted paint lines. N.B.: Read more about G & R Paint Company in Paint Dealer.

Above: "The Ann Hall Color Design Collection features full-spectrum colors with a feminine touch, including the most beautiful blues anywhere (see her Boticelli AHCD No. 39 featured in It's All About Blue in the March issue of House Beautiful)."

Above: "C2 is a co-op of like-minded independents across North America offering high-quality coatings with unique color work and color tools made with real paint."

Above: "Fine Paints of Europe makes the highest-quality paint available anywhere; imported from Holland, the paint capital of the world for over 400 years."

Above: "Mythic Paint is a high-quality, nontoxic, zero VOC paint that provides the durability and coverage you expect from a premium paint; it's ideal for pregnant mothers, pets, and children."

Above: "Philip's Perfect Colors is my signature line of full-spectrum colors honed from over 30 years of experience in the industry. Colors that work, grounded in nature and our cultural heritage."

Above: "Pratt & Lambert won the 2010 J.D. Powers and Associates award for best interior paint. The company has been an industry leader since 1849 and offers a full line of architectural coatings."