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You find a solution to your requirements. In the process, we succeed in establishing the worthwhile relationship vital to achieving the goals we share.

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The products and service we offer include:

  • Product Recommendations
  • Colour Design Advice
  • On-Site Consultations

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South Calgary Decorating in Alberta, recommends products ideal and applicable to various painting and home improvement requirements. To make the experience truly well-rounded, we also provide you with all the technical information, assistance, and pointers that you ask for. Best of all, we share amazing design concepts that you may consider for your next project.

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Full-Service Center
South Calgary Decorating and Midnapore Paint & Decor are both full-service design centres where you can find specialists to help you with paint colour and wall covering selection tasks. You can also request for on-site consultations with our designers. This way, you always have experts around eager to:

  • Evaluate Furniture, Lighting, and Flooring
  • Listen to Your Design Goals
  • Factor in All Aspects of Your Home
  • Use Their Expertise With Colour
  • Give You a Full Design Concept
  • Provide a Portfolio and Reference Guide

Why Wythe Blue Works
Inspired by colours popular in the 18th and 19th centuries, the elegant Wythe Blue is often referred to by architects as “spa colour.” It evokes calmness, relaxation, and trust. Sonu Matthews, a senior interior designer for Benjamin Moore, points out its enduring modern edge that’s deeply rooted in history as a classic hue.

Midnapore Paint & Decor co-owner, Marla Rylands explains, “Colours in the blue family always seem to provide a soothing backdrop to our somewhat hectic lives. Wythe Blue will provide a serene space that can be complemented with any wood tones as well as complement the basic grays and whites that seem to be so prevalent in today’s decorating palettes.”

Your decorating approach connects on an organic level as it resonates with many things found in nature like flora, fauna, water, sky, moss, and rock. Balance this off with white and you get a serene respite from busy urban surroundings.

Trim colors that blend well with Wythe Blue:

  • Storm Cloud Gray 2140-40
  • Fresh Olive 2149-30
  • Sharkskin 2139-30
  • Battenberg AF-70

Vintage Wine: Comfort and Luxury
Colour designers at Benjamin Moore agree that Vintage Wine 2116-20 is a hands-down winner when it comes to echoing laid-back elegance. Senior manager of architectural and design markets, Sonu Matthews says, “It’s a colour that is luxurious and comfortable at the same time. Violet has always been a colour linked to royalty because it was so hard to get the dye (dye for violet was created by crushing mollusks, and not everyone could get their hands on thousands of those little treasures.) That reputation followed as violet was used rather exclusively for royal garb and the robes of religious leaders. Vintage Wine has a layer of rich brown, which is culturally a colour of comfort and familiarity. Think of things that give us a sense of relaxation like nature (soil/wood), chocolate… when the two sensations come together, we have Vintage Wine to represent the idea of balance.”

Let’s Explore Colour
Combine colours and create interesting new palettes for every room in your house. Reimagine interiors the way many of today’s innovative designers come up with contemporary takes on classic ideas. We can show you how!

Tell Us About Hues
Talk to us about the colours and designs you have in mind. Hang out with us online and help us get to know more about you. We have a lot of marvelous new ideas to share with you, too!

Wallpaper Stages a Comeback!
You heard that right but before your mind starts racing back to over-the-top garden patterns and chintzy borders, stop. This time around, wallpaper designs feature stylish patterns, old rich textures, and fresh modern shades created by some of the world’s premiere designers.

Think of empowering, budget-friendly options with easy-to-clean and removable features. Choose from opulent swatches that reveal the genius of the following:

  • Clarke & Clarke
  • Graham & Brown
  • Raymond Waites
  • Stacy Garcia
  • Carey Lind
  • Candice Olson

More Choices and Solution Options
As a Benjamin Moore retailer, we offer the widest selection of interior and exterior paint sizes and finishes. All the tools that you might need to complete home improvements are available at our stores.

Test the more than 2,000 colours in the Benjamin Moore system with a sample pint. Let our store staff help you decide on colours and recommend the best solution.

Environmentally Friendly Coatings

At South Calgary Decorating in Alberta, we believe that beautifying property interiors and exteriors can be done in ways that protect the environment from hazardous chemicals. This is why you will find such products that meet and exceed the strictest industry standards at our stores. We feature Benjamin Moore paints that promote this approach.

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Aura Waterborne Interior Paint
With the proprietary Color Lock Technology, Aura Waterborne Interior paint delivers durability and exceptionally rich hues that retain their integrity even when washed repeatedly. This variety is easy to apply, dries quickly, and allows seamless touch-ups.

Aura Bath and Spa Paint
Give wood a matte finish for optimal performance in high-humidity environments such as baths and spas. Mildew-resistant, it also comes with Color Lock Technology features.

Aura Exterior Paint
Brighten up exteriors with a next-generation variety that simplifies the painting process. Create richer, truer colours to go with incomparable performance with Aura Exterior.

Natura Zero VOC Paint
Odourless, Natura is also the greenest and the safest variety available in the market. This product exceeds more green industry standards than any other leading zero-VOC paints.

Regal Select Paint
Choose Regal Select and see how Benjamin Moore superiority combines with the benefits of leading waterborne colorants. Consider the following:

  • Easy Application
  • Surface Smoothness
  • Quick-Dry Features
  • Seamless Touch-Ups
  • Paint-and-Primer Convenience
  • Washable Finish
  • Low VOC, Low Odour

Ben Interior Paint
An affordable alternative, Ben Interior makes styling a breeze with a premium coating that provides great coverage. Available in a wide variety of hues, you can explore an unlimited number of combinations.

Waterborne Ceiling Paint
Hide surface imperfections without much difficulty. Waterborne Ceiling gives an ultra-flat finish. Experience minimal splatter and achieve a professional look.

Sansin Classic
Originally engineered to protect log homes, the three-coat penetrating Sansin Classic repels condensed water while allowing vapor to escape. It works just as well on other vertical surfaces like shakes, shingles, sidings, and fences.

Sansin Dec
Designed with a rugged three-coat formula, Sansin Dec penetrates deeply to protect deck surfaces from within. Known more popularly as Dec, it shields wood from rain and UV exposure.

Sansin SDF
The SDF one-coat penetrating formula repels condensed water but at the same time, allows vapor to filter out from wood. The specially formulated oils and resins seep into the wood to seal it from moisture and UV exposure.

SmartStrip Peel Away
Remove paint in a manner that’s safe for you, the substrate, and the environment. This peel-away product spares you from time-consuming and laborious sanding. It also does not contain toxic chemicals that can harm or burn skin.


South Calgary Decorating and Midnapore Paint & Decor proudly supply products to local paint contractors, builders, handymen, and general contractors. To help customers fulfill every quality and budget requirement, we carry a variety of paint product lines.

Our stores are fully stocked, and if you need to have special paint, we can order some for you within 2 business days. For assistance, approach our Benjamin Moore representatives and technical support personnel. We are always ready to help you choose the right product.

Respirator Exchange
Trade in your old twin-cartridge half-mask respirator at our Calgary stores. We accept trade-ins each time you buy new cartridges and filters. You also get a new 3M half-mask replacement for free!

Bring Out the Beauty of Wood

South Calgary Decorating in Alberta, offers more wood staining options. The products we feature come from top-tier manufacturers in the industry. Protect wood surfaces with an array of conventional and eco-friendly product choices for your consideration:

Interior Old Masters Gel

The Old Masters is highly pigmented, oil-based, and designed to achieve intense colours on wood, fiberglass, metal, and composite surfaces. Its thick consistency allows easy application, strong adhesion, and efficient colour control. This product offers 21 factory-mixed options.

Penetrating Stain
Penetrating Stain is recommended for use on unfinished, interior wood surfaces or surfaces in which the previous finish has been removed. Especially recommended for staining unfinished hardwoods such as oak, ash, walnut and mahogany.

Gel Stain
Gel Stain is specifically formulated for use on nonporous surfaces such as fiberglass, primed metal and composition surfaces and is also suitable for wood applications. Especially recommended for woods such as pine, birch, maple, poplar and cherry. Excellent for vertical surfaces.

Wiping Stain
Wiping Stain can be used on variety of surfaces including unfinished wood, previously finished surfaces, fiberglass, coated metal and composition surfaces. Especially recommended for woods such as pine, birch, maple, poplar and cherry.


Perfectly stabilized, it is possible for you to mix several colours to create various shades akin to watercolour paints. Saman water-based stains have come up with 128 hues simply by combining 2 stains. This will make things easier for you.

This variety seals, stains, and varnishes wood all at the same time. Get a matte finish with 1 coat, and obtain a satin finish with 2 coats. Non-toxic and odourless, it is a quick-dry alternative, which heightens the vivid richness of the wood.

Stain for finewood – one step
Stain for fine wood to seal, stain and varnish in only one step. Odorless. Dries quickly. Ideal on bare wood and varnished wood. Can be used on floors, but must use a floor varnish on top of it.

Hybrid varnish
Provides a warm golden glow to your floors and dries 6 times faster than any oil based floor product. Self-leveling and low odor. For furniture and floors.

Natural oil finish aspect varnish
Gives the natural and rustic aspect of an oil finish and the resistance of a factory finished floor. Durable, eco friendly, self-leveling and easy to apply. 2 coats only.

Sansin Purity

Enhance the warm beauty of log interiors. Choose from 79 tones to achieve the effect you desire. Purity is designed to penetrate deeply into the wood’s long-lasting beauty.

Purity 0-VOC Stain
Beautiful 0-VOC penetrating stain for wood interiors. Easy to apply without streaking and available in a wide variety of striking colors that enhance the natural beauty and grain of interior wood.

Purity 0-VOC Gel Stain
0-VOC penetrating gel stain for wood interiors. Penetrates slowly for additional working time and color control. Available in a wide variety of colors that enhance the natural beauty of wood.

Purity Floor
Ultra-tough gymnasium grade protection for floors. Easy to apply, and durable, chemical- and scratch-resistant, Floor is the ultimate in beauty and protection for wood floors of all kinds.


Arborcoat from Benjamin Moore
Featuring advanced waterborne technology, Arborcoat creates the next generation of stains. Shield exterior wood from wear and tear while enhancing texture and grain. Available in a variety of opacities and colours, you also enjoy the following advantages:

  • Effortless Application
  • Easy to Clean
  • Dries Quickly
  • Mildew-Resistant
  • Anti-UV Protection

ARBORCOAT® Premium Exterior Stain
ARBORCOAT stains offer superior protection while enhancing the texture and grain of wood surfaces.

Exterior Stain Prep Products
Benjamin Moore offers the highest quality prep products that properly prepare wood surfaces for painting and staining projects.

Ultra Spec® Exterior Acrylic Solid Colour Stain
Ultra Spec EXT Acrylic Solid Colour Stain is designed for use on exterior siding and trim surfaces where a rustic flat finish is desired.

Sansin Enviro
Provide natural protection while enhancing the ageless appeal of wood. Pick your favourite tone from 79 stunning selections. Make your choice an environmentally friendly one.

Flood Solid
A problem-solver for recoating old wood, the oil and latex blend hides colour coat and creates a mildew-resistant solid hide. Ideal for use on:

  • New or Weathered Wood
  • Previously Coated Surfaces
  • Sidings (Untreated Wood, Primed Fibre Cement, and Plywood)
  • Decks, Docks, and Pressure-Treated Cedar, Redwood, and Hardwood
  • Fences, Trims, and Outdoor Furniture
  • Old Vertical Masonry, Including Stucco and Painted Block

The most practical choice of product for staining wood decks with Cetol DEK and Rubbol DEK systems infused. Sikkens provides heavy-duty protection from UV light, rain, snow, moisture, and other harsh elements. Available in a wide range of colours, this wood care product finishes, protects, and preserves.

Scenic Paint and Coatings

Southern Alberta has long been a favourite location for production of television, movie, and stage productions. For over 30 years, South Calgary Decorating has supplied Rosco scenery and prop coatings to such well known productions as Fargo, Superman, Ghostbusters: Afterlife and The Phantom of the Opera.

Rosco Paint

Since 1910, Rosco is an Academy Award Winning supplier to the entertainment industry. Calgary South Decorating carries the following Rosco products.

Off Broadway
Off Broadway is one of Rosco’s most popular scenic paints. A palette of rich, flat theatrical colors in a flexible vinyl acrylic binder makes Off Broadway paint perfect for almost any scenic or artistic application. Off Broadway can be used straight out of the can or diluted with water. Off Broadway can be used on many popular substrates used in stagecraft including muslin, wood, metals, wallboard and many plastics.

Supersaturated Roscopaint
Is a unique vinyl acrylic paint, packaged in concentrated form. It is designed to be diluted with water, at least 1:1 and more. With such tremendous extendibility, Supersaturated offers the widest range of effects possible while being extremely economical to use. Supersaturated achieves vibrant, opaque color fields on many different surfaces. It also creates bright, translucent washes where the color remains similar in intensity to aniline dyes, without the health hazards. Supersaturated Roscopaint is formulated with a unique binder that gives it superior adhesion, durability, and flexibility even on difficult surfaces like Rosco Projection Screens and Rosco Dance Floors.

Tough Prime
Rosco Tough Prime is a unique water-based primer with special properties that allow it to bond to the hard-to-prime materials found in every scene shop. Available in White and Black, Tough Prime covers many surfaces, including PVC plastics, aluminum and other metals, foams and plastics, muslin, wood, and foamcore. This quick drying acrylic primer dries to a durable, water-resistant coating which can be painted over with virtually any paint, water or solvent based.

Clear Acrylic Glazes
Rosco Clear Acrylic Glazes are versatile acrylic mediums that can be used to protect painted finishes, provide additional strength and adhesion to scenic paints or to create transparent glazes.

Used as a topcoat, Clear Flat and Gloss provide a durable finish to protect your painted scenery from incidental abuse. Used on a stage floor, clear acrylic Glazes protect a paint treatment from basic wear and tear, as well as providing the desired finish; flat, gloss or a mixture of the two giving the scenic artist complete control over the depth of the finished paint treatment. Clear Acrylic does not provide the same protection as a urethane finish. If you need a hard protective finish to protect against moving scenery and excessive abuses, use Clear ColorCoat or Premiere Clear.

Added to paint, Rosco Clear Acrylic Glazes will increase the adhesion and flexibility of the mixture. Rosco Clear Acrylic Glazes are compatible with all Rosco Scenic Paints, and many other water based or latex paint formulations. (Always test for compatibility with an untried combination.)