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Where to Find Free Paint Samples, Swatches, Testers

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If you're looking for free paint samples, you first have to define what you mean by "samples." There are three things you may be looking at: 1.) Paint Samples, also known as testers, which are bottles of paint ranging from 2 oz. to 8 oz. sizes and can be applied directly to your wall; 2.) Paint Fans, palettes of bound paint swatches arranged in graduated form; 3.) Paint Chips, which are loose squares or rectangle found at paint stores.

We researched to see if any of these paint samples were available online and if they were free or paid. As a special note, the 8 oz. paint samples/testers cover about 16 square feet (4' x 4'). We recommend that you obtain samples/testers of this size or greater to get a better look at how the color will perform in your rooms.

Behr

Paint Testers
  • Free or Paid? - Paid
  • Available Online? - Yes, through The Home Depot site or in store.
  • Size? - 8 oz. Brush not attached.
  • Cost? - Around $3.00
Paint Swatches/Chips
  • Free or Paid? - Free and paid (see Notes)
  • Available Online? - Yes, paint fans are available for around $35 at The Home Depot site. Contains over 1,600 colors.
  • Notes - Loose paint chips are available for free at The Home Depot.

Dutch Boy

Paint Testers
  • Free or Paid? - N/A Testers not available.
  • Available Online? - N/A
  • Size? - N/A
  • Cost? - N/A
Paint Swatches/Chips
  • Free or Paid? - Free and paid (see Notes)
  • Available Online? - Yes, paint fans are available containing "hundreds of colors," according to the Dutch Boy website, are available for around $25 on Amazon. Oversized paint color samples, 17.5" x 24", are available online which you can stick on your wall and get a very accurate idea of what the eventual color will look like.
  • Notes - Conventional loose paint chips are available for free at various paint retailers such as Sears.

Glidden

Paint Testers
  • Free or Paid? - Paid
  • Available Online? - Yes, through The Home Depot site or in store.
  • Size? - 2 oz. Brush attached.
  • Cost? - Around $3.00
Paint Swatches/Chips
  • Free or Paid? - Free and paid (see Notes)
  • Available Online? - Yes, paint fans are available for around $20-$30 at The Home Depot site. Contains over 2,000 colors.
  • Notes - Loose paint chips are available for free at The Home Depot

Sherwin-Williams

Paint Testers
  • Free or Paid? - Paid
  • Available Online? - No, in store only.
  • Size? - Color To Go® is the largest sized paint sample available, giving around 75 square feet of coverage. No brush attached.
  • Cost? - ?
Paint Swatches/Chips
  • Free or Paid? - Free (see Notes)
  • Available Online? - No, in store only.
  • Notes - Loose paint chips are available for free at Sherwin-Williams stores. Sherwin-Williams does not offer paint fans.

Valspar

Paint Testers
  • Free or Paid? - Paid
  • Available Online? - Yes, through Lowe's site or in store.
  • Size? - 8 oz. No brush attached.
  • Cost? - Around $3.00
Paint Swatches/Chips
  • Free or Paid? - Free (see Notes)
  • Available Online? - No, in store only.
  • Notes - Loose paint chips are available for free at The Home Depot. Valspar does not offer paint fans.

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