paint department

There was a time when paint was ten dollars a gallon and smelled so strong it could knock out a horse at twenty feet. Since then the industry has changed a lot - but our staff still has the knowledge and experience to pair you with the right product for your project every time.
With a full selection of premium paints from manufacturers like Benjamin Moore™ and California™, fine stains from Cabot, Sikkens and Old Masters, and industry standards like Rust-o-leum, Zinsser, and Minwax - Modern Hardware is your one stop paint store.

And if you're finding that the hardest part of your painting project is choosing a color, don't stress. Enjoy our comfortable, well lit showroom and talk to our color experts about the look you're trying to achieve. We'll help you choose from the well over 4,000 colors on display and give you suggestions on complimentary, accenting and popular colors. And if you still can't find what you're looking for Modern Hardware is equipped with the latest color matching technology to get you that perfect shade.  

So whether you’re a contractor doing commercial painting or a homeowner looking to add a bit of flair, stop by and talk to the paint experts who have been getting it done since 1961. 

Founded in 1882, Benjamin Moore is a nationally recognized brand and an industry leader in color, quality, and innovation. Here at Modern Hardware, we carry a full line of Benjamin Moore paints and stains including cutting edge commercial products like Ultra Spec®, top of line premium paints like Aura®, and innovative eco-friendly coatings like Natura®. Looking for a specific product?

Click here to see the full list of our Benjamin Moore products.

Founded in 1926 and originally based on California St in Cambridge, California Paints has an extensive line of premium paints and stains including 2010 Exterior House Paint™ and Storm Stain™.

Click here for the full list of our California products

For over a hundred year Cabot has been a leading name in exterior stains, ranging from translucent to solid finishes. Today Cabot continues to offer a variety of exterior stains and remains one of the few manufacturers still making oil-based solid stains for both decking and siding.

With over 200 year of experience in enhancing the natural beauty of wood Sikkens has a wide variety of professional exterior and interior wood finishes. From exterior products like Cetol SRD and Cetol DEK to interior products like Cetol Door & Window, Sikkens wood finishes are unsurpassed in terms of performance, longevity, and beauty. Ask our resident experts about Sikkens for your next wood finishing project.