5 Best Places to Buy Paint Online

Now you can repaint your home without going to the hardware store. These retailers make buying paint online easy.

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You can find painting tips and wall color inspiration online, but you can also find paint itself there. Buying paint online is becoming more and more common. It allows you to easily compare prices and ingredients, and the internet offers a better selection than any brick and mortar store.

But where do you start? The key is to order swatches and samples, and always check the return policy. Here are five of the best places to buy paint online.


Big name paint brands make for great online shopping, particularly if you already have a favorite. For example, if you’ve used Behr Marquee — a one-coat paint — and loved the finished result, you’ll know what to expect before the can arrives.

Behr’s website stands out among other big name paint brands thanks to its ColorSmart app and visualization features. You can explore the shades in Behr’s different collections, and you can upload a photo of your room to see how it looks before making a purchase. Behr’s paints are highly rated by Consumer Reports. You can browse Behr’s paint online and add products to your cart, but you’ll check out through The Home Depot.

The Home Depot

While the Behr website has more shopping tools to help you pick the right product, The Home Depot offers a wider selection of shades, brands and tools. If you would like to compare several brands of paint, this is the place to go.

You’ll find all the best paint trends in household names like Behr, PPG and Glidden, as well as some lesser-known choices. If you’re unhappy with your purchase, The Home Depot will correct your can or replace it with a better fit.


Some up-and-coming brands are available exclusively online. These indie options are perhaps the biggest perk of buying paint online. One such paint brand is Clare.

The smaller, curated collection is easier to choose from than the vast collection at The Home Depot, but Clare still provides a useful quiz to help you find the perfect color. These Zero VOC and Greenguard Gold certified paints are delivered right to your door, and the return policy lets you shop worry-free. Unopened products can be returned for 60 days with a small restocking fee. So if you order several cans of paint, open one and decide it’s just not for you, you aren’t stuck with the remainders.


Backdrop is another indie brand that sells paint online. You choose from 50 color options to cut down on decision time and stress.

Instead of using old-fashioned paint chips, Backdrop offers peel-and-stick swatches so that you can “try on” a color. You’ll find all the paint tools you need on their website. Plus, you can rest easy knowing this paint is vegan, animal-cruelty free, Greenwise certified, low-VOC and ultra-returnable. All paint cans have a security seal below the lid. Unopened paint can be returned with no time limit for a small restocking fee.


Amazon sells pretty much everything, so it’s no surprise that you can buy paint online from the global retailer. A simple search for “Interior House Paint” yields over 1,000 results.

There are trade-offs, though. Having so many options can make shopping more fun, but it can create decision-making dilemmas. You also won’t find the same color-selection tools and advice as you would with a smaller retailer.

Still, when you buy paint online through Amazon, it’s backed by the company’s convenient shipping and return policies. And you’ll find all the painting tools and storage products imaginable right in the same place.

Mikayla Borchert
Mikayla is an assistant editor for Family Handyman, specializing in indoor and outdoor gardening, organization and décor. She has one cat and holds a B.A. in English from the University of Minnesota. Outside of work, she likes running, skiing, hiking and tending her balcony garden.