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Ace Hardware's free paint giveaway is deja blue all over again

Consumer Reports News: March 14, 2013 10:53 AM

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Without spending a dime here's your chance to try an interior paint that performed impressively in Consumer Reports' tests and that we recommend. Ace Hardware is offering you a free quart of its Clark+Kensington Flat Enamel paint on Saturday, March 16. Ring a bell? If you missed the last giveaway here's another chance to try Clark+Kensington paint.

You can find the form for the free sample on the Ace Hardware website. Fill it out and bring it to your local dealer. Each participating store has about 40 quarts to give away. Choose from an array of colors or bring in a sample of a color you love and Ace will match it. The offer is good for one free quart per household for the year. No double dipping allowed.

In our interior paint tests the Clark+Kensington Flat Enamel, $30 per gallon, was very good at hiding and excellent at resisting stains and scrubbing, and it lets you skip priming. But this paint wasn't very resistant to gloss change after aggressive cleaning—that's true of many flat paints we tested. See our Ratings of 65 interior paints. You'll recognize the brand names but their performance or price may surprise you.

Kimberly Janeway

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