Are these peel and stick paint samples really worth it? I’ve tried them out for you so you can make the decision for yourself!
(Unsponsored) Honest Samplize Review
Choosing a paint color can be exhaustinnnggggg.
Ask me how I know.
There are 43905827 colors in just as many brands.
I always recommend trying out a color on your walls before you commit so that you can see it in all angles, in all light situations.
Did you know which way your windows face has a huge factor in how the paint color displays on the wall? Find out about north vs. south facing windows here!
I knew that when we were planning to redo Josiah’s room I had 2 colors that I thought would look good but didn’t want to paint so it was the perfect reason to finally get my hands on Samplize.
Here’s what I love about Samplize paint samples – there is the big part that you peel off but there are also 2 little bits at the bottom that you can peel off and put in other places in the room.
This came in really handy for us because the large window in his room creates super weird shadows and colors on that wall look very different with different lighting situations.
With Samplize, I was able to put it on the crown molding in the darkest corner of the room to see how it would compare with the beadboard.
And wouldn’t you know the second I put these up here, I knew exactly which color we were going to choose.
Samplize is way more than just peel and stick paint samples.
The texture actually mimics drywall so that you can really get a feel of how it’s going to look on your wall (or other project you may be using this on).
They provide samples from some of the most popular brands of paint including Sherwin Williams, Benjamin Moore, PPG, and Farrow and Ball.
They run sales a lot and in the long run, you can save a lot more money doing peel and stick paint samples rather than buying a bunch of tiny pots and painting them on your wall.
Are The Paint Samples Accurate?
For Josiah’s room I had 2 colors in mind that would match the plaid wallpaper we chose for his space.
Our first choice was Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige, but I was afraid it wouldn’t have enough color on the wall and there would be too little contrast between the Sherwin Williams Pure White color that we chose.
I also wanted to test Sherwin Williams Balanced Beige to see if the darker color was one that we needed.
I can say after choosing one of these colors that it is 100% accurate.
Even the Samplize website says they, “use two coats of the exact paint provided by the brand” so it really is going to be the color in your sticker sample.
How Do You Use Samplize Peel and Stick Paint Samples?
Pick the location you want to set as your testing wall and peel off the large portion of the sample.
Speaking from experience, these peel off really easily and I was super impressed with the quality. I’ve had peel and stick wallpaper not be this easy to work with before.
It is super important that your surface is clean and dust free that you’re applying your sample to.
Because I was putting this on beadboard that had been cut with a saw, I used a microfiber cloth to wipe off any excess dust that may have been lingering around.
Then just stick that bad boy right on.
Since I was only painting this on the beadboard and not the wall, I placed it directly on the beadboard and placed it close to the top so that I could then add in the wallpaper sample close to the colors.
When I added the wallpaper, there was an immediate winner in my mind.
Sherwin Williams Balanced Beige seems really dark on the wall and especially in the corner where his crown molding is.
But when I looked at this color on the Sherwin Williams fan deck, it didn’t seem nearly this dark at all.
Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige is not only the perfect color, but it matches the wallpaper SO WELL!
I’m so excited to see how this color turns out on the beadboard and this will be my first time painting trim so wish me luck! It seems super miserable.
Because of Samplize, I was able to get my hands on both of these colors super quickly and was able to make a decision in under 5 minutes of actually seeing it in his room!
I better get to painting now while I still have any semblance of motivation.