Store hours:7:00 am to 9:00 pm - Monday to Saturday, Sundays 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Gows Hometown Tradition Dec 02 2015 test

Eastside Plaza, 450 LaHave Street
Bridgewater, NS B4V 4A3 view map

The fact that Gow's paint department has been #1 in Canada for paint sales amongst Home Hardware stores nationwide for 24 of the past 25 years is your first indication that we take paint seriously.

Many stores sell paint but not every store has invested in building a team of knowledgeable paint experts. Our staff have the experience and training to answer your questions with confidence. From ongoing workshops and seminars to attending what our team affectionately calls "Paint University" we stay up-to-date on industry trends and technologies.

Customers have questions... what is the best product to use for a given project?... what works best?... what doesn't?... what are the newest colour trends?... and so on. Our job is to have answers, and if we don't have them, we get them.

Over the years we have become the South Shore's go-to store for paint and painting supplies. Keith might be quick to say the reason is good looks and charm but quite possibly it also has something to do with offering a great selection of quality products at excellent prices. All supported by a trustworthy and knowledgeable staff.

Drop by and see us and remember that our colour matching computer is a great way match older paint chips or to create your very own personal colour! By the way... if you are wondering how we missed that year of being #1... just ask Keith... something to do with a boom in the oil patch!

Count on our painting department for:

  • Paint
  • Stain
  • Tools and Accessories
  • Paint Removal
  • Drywall Repair
  • Wallpaper
  • Preservatives
  • Caulking and Sealants
  • Spray Paint

Some of the quality brands we represent are shown below. Please remember that we can special order any item you may be interested in from any of our suppliers. Simply visit our Special Orders page for details.

Benjamin Moore
Benjamin Moore

Beauti-Tone
Beauti-Tone

Thompson Waterseal
Thompson Waterseal

Varathane
Varathane

Questions & Answers

Can you use acrylic (water-based) paint over alkyd (oil-based) paint?

Typically this would not be advisable because of the bond between the two types of paint. However, if you first use an alkyd (oil-based) primer the this can be done.

How do I test for oil/ latex on a painted surface?

To test for oil or latex before painting use methyl hydrate on a clean rag and wipe the paint surface. If the paint breaks down and comes off on the rag that means that it is latex paint. If it cleans the paint surface removing no paint that means it is an oil paint.

What is required temperature to apply exterior paint?

The required temperature for applying exterior paint outside is 10’C for a minimum of 48 hours. Avoid extreme heat, direct sun, and also if rain is imminent.


Paint Dept.

Keith Baker
Keith Baker

Paint Department Expert.
With us since 1985.

Jessica Barkhouse
Jessica Barkhouse

Paint Department Expert.
With us since 2013.

Jake Himmelman
Jake Himmelman

Plumbing / Paint Department Expert.
With us since 2009.

Matthew Rafuse
Matthew Rafuse

Paint Department Expert.
With us since 2011.

Melanie Smith
Melanie Smith

Paint Department Expert.
With us since 2000.

Alvaro Ulate
Alvaro Ulate

Paint Department Expert.
With us since 2012.

Alisha Naugler
Alisha Naugler

With us since 2016

Norman Longthorpe
Norman Longthorpe

With us since 2017

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