- Location: Los Angeles, CA
Santa Monica has Cox – fancy, upscale, knowledgeable, spotless. But when we're buying Benjamin Moore's Eco Spec Paint, driving a half-hour on the freeway seems counter-intuitive. Factor in the cost of gas and we default to Crown Paint. We save money and support a mom and pop store that's been serving the neighborhood since 1921...
Although its bare bones décor might scare more fastidious types, they have everything we need and we love shopping where the painters go, picking up tips while we wait to be served. Along with the full-range of Benjamin Moore paints, Crown also carries Pratt and Lambert, Cabot Stains, Mohawk Stains & Lacquers and a stunning selection of Purdy brushes. And, as another brownie point, the staff's been educated about proper disposal methods.
Crown Paint is open 6:30am-5:00pm, Mon Thru Sat.