There are five things that make Walls Alive utterly unique amongst Calgary’s paint & decor shops:
1. Home of C2 Paints
We are in fact the co-founders of this extraordinary line of interior and exterior paints and stains. Including C2 Luxe and C2 Studio interior finishes, the amazing C2 Guard exterior stain, a full range of the very best 100% Acrylic Exterior finishes money can buy. Finally, the unique polymer- whey-protein enhanced line of Cabinet, Trim, Broadwall and Floor Paint in three sheens.
We have a paint to match almost any residential requirement and virtually any budget.
2. Our huge selection of in-stock wallpapers.
We have Western Canada’s largest selection of in-stock wallpaper, with hundreds of patterns and textures to choose from - including an impressive offering of Peel & Stick papers. Our newly renovated showroom provides a relaxed and creative space for you to find that perfect wallpaper or mural for your next project. And yes, we cut samples! So many of our clients have exclaimed, “I so wish I had just come here first!”
3. Unsurpassed tinting capabilities with customization is always an option.
Walls Alive is the only shop in Canada that can tint, on demand, all of the following exceptional paint brands: Farrow & Ball, Fine Paints of Europe and Pure & Original. Additionally, sought out by architects and interior designers, our custom colour paint and stain matches are generally acknowledged to be without peer.
4. Hundreds of Wallpaper Catalogues for quick-delivery Custom Orders.
Orders. While many of our clientele opt for our in-stock offerings, there are many hundreds of catalogues for your in-store viewing. Adding tens of thousands of options! Wallpaper is best viewed in person...the electronic online versions fail to capture the nuances and beauty of most patterns. With that in mind, we allow clients to borrow catalogues or take samples to finalize options.
5. Buy Local, Buy Environmentally Conscious.
Walls Alive itself has been around since 1970, but there has been a décor store on this site since 1963 (Western Colour Spot 1963-1969)! We are easily the oldest independent paint and decor shop in Calgary. Age, however, has not enfeebled us! We seek to carry goods made in jurisdictions that share our very real concern with reducing our footprint on the earth. With few exceptions, almost all our paint options are Low VOC / No VOC and created using mineral or natural pigments. Our paints look better and last longer than most all other paints - surely the most environmental objective of all!
Additionally, we carry wallpaper options that are low/no PVC’s and are printed with water-based inks. It’s a complex marketplace, but we strive to seize the best environmental options while maintaining
best-in-class performance and utility for our clients.
I hope you will consider visiting us - or re-visiting us - in the very near future! Every, and I do mean every enterprise says it has the best service... However I would like to quote some of my customers:
“I just love coming into your shop!”
“This is the most beautiful paint store ever!”
“I wish I could work here - are you hiring?”
Please, put us to the only test that matters - yours.
Second Generation Owner