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Always surprised at how much they have here. Like most, I usually travel to Home Depot or Lowe’s for my major home improvement projects. However, I’ve found that more often than not I can find many of the supplies I need right here in town and at a fair price. I actually purchased a great snowblower here a couple of years ago which has served me well. The staff is helpful, so I can get in, get what I need and get back to my project in minutes instead of hours. Oh yeah, Benjamin Moore paints. I’m a regular, I would recommend you give it a try.


The salesman was extremely helpful. Snowblower was delivered next day and that person also went over how to use it. Excellent customer service.

Blue Point

VERY IMPRESSED ! I am a frugal educated shopper and after going to several big box stores and other Brinkmann hardware stores looking for help deciding between 2 high priced snow blower models I was blown away by the patience and courtesy extended to me after I asked one complex technical question after another. I was particularly impressed with Chris’ knowledge and professionalism. In today’s world of mediocre employees it was a pleasure dealing with exceptional ones, thank you. I left confident I chose the right model and the right hardware store.

Blue Point

In need of a new snow blower of better quality than the one i now own i decided to shop on the internet and found the product i was looking for was carried locally at the Miller Place Brinkmann’s, I stopped by on Monday and was pleasantly surprised that they had all the available modelsi was considering on display . I was assisted by Dave D. who answered all my questions and concerns and advised me that if i was interested i could have the blower set up and delivered that afternoon at no extra charge. No pressure, no stress and best of all the delivery was made on time and as promised. I should also note that the delivery man Quinton was able to navigate his truck up a difficult driveway and did a walk thru of the blowers features. Very professional! In all, a pleasant experience with two outstanding employeesThus 5 Stars. I hope to be as fortunate with the snow blower when the time comes—–

Mike L
Miller Place

Gary and Ron were great. I called up looking for an Ariens snowblower, and needed it that day before we were expected to receive significant snowfall in New York. I was able to pay over the phone and my new snowblower was delivered to my house in a few hours. The delivery driver’s were also great, however I can not remember their names. They showed me all of the features of the snowblower, and had it up and running for me, ready to go for the storm. This was my first purchase at Brinkmann’s, but you have earned a customer for life. Thanks again!

Tom V

On the phone they were professional. Not pushy about the extended warranty. Delivered promptly and explained snow blower without rushing. Thank you!

Blue Point


how TO Paint a Room


Once you’ve chosen a color, acquired the paint you’ll need, and prepped the room, it’s time to do the actual painting. Now is when your walls and ceiling will become the color you desire. Assuming you’ve done the cleaning, patching, and priming, it is time to move forward.

a couple painting a wall blueFirst, make sure all the tools are in place. Use this list to check off what you have:

  • Paintbrushes
  • Paint roller
  • Roller extension poll
  • Masking/painter’s tape
  • Utility knife
  • Paint bucket
  • Work gloves
  • Roller tray
  • Screen


Using a Brush or Roller

Paintbrushes come in various styles and sizes. In general, use a brush near the trim and where you applied the masking tape. Move in a back and forth motion. When most of the paint on the brush is used, apply paint next to the tape and overlap some strokes onto it, so there won’t be enough to get between the tape and the wall.

Rollers are great for painting large areas. When using one, don’t dip it completely into the paint bucket, but about ½ inch; then roll it against the screen until completely covered. Work the fully loaded roller from top to bottom. Use V- or W-shaped strokes when going back and forth until that wall section is completely covered.



It may appear as if the roller technique will leave an uneven coat of paint. To avoid that, continue rolling before reloading, over the same section, in a smooth, continuous stroke. Your primary motion now will be top to bottom; keep the roller in contact with the surface to even out the coat and cover up tracks and lines. Only lightly lift the roller when overlapping previously painted areas.


Paint Order

When painting, you want to limit your workload to manageable spaces. For example, roll in areas of 3 x 3 feet, starting near the ceiling and moving toward the floor. Blend each section before moving on to the next, from one end of the room to the other.

Next, remove the masking tape, but you’ll need to wait until the paint starts to dry. You can do this just before it’s completely dried or very soon after. Otherwise, pieces of tape can tear and mar the surface. Pull the tape at a 45-degree angle; if pieces are stuck in dried paint, slice into the paint with a utility knife, and then pull at the tape.

ladder and paint tray in front of finished painted wall

Tips for a Perfect Finish

  • Follow the same process and techniques used when applying primer.
  • Roll paint along edges to ensure consistency.
  • Feather out paint using a dry roller when you paint the ceiling (where wet edges are problematic).
  • Wait until the first coat dries completely before adding a second coat (usually two to four hours).
  • Paint the trim first, then move on to the ceiling before painting walls.
  • Let the paint dry before cutting the tape.


Painting Straight Lines

Using different paints or patterns presents a challenge, but straight lines are possible. Paintbrushes and rollers are hardly perfect enough to do this alone. Apply tape to where you want an edge of dividing space between two colors. Paint over that area and the space where you want the desired color and/or texture. Next, follow the steps above for removing the tape.

For more tips on painting a room, and to shop our top brands of paint, continue browsing our website. Send us a message online if you have questions or need assistance.

Not sure how to finish a project? Talk to any one of the paint professionals at Brinkmann’s for the right advice on any project, big or small, At Brinkmann’s, we have the largest selection of Benjamin Moore paints on Long Island, the best prices on applicators and accessories, and a knowledgeable and friendly staff to help you on your way.