Meanley & Son Ace Hardware
7756 Girard Ave.
La Jolla, CA 92037


Discover our new Paint Studio!

We have what you need to complete your look

The paint department at Meanley & Son Ace Hardware is undergoing a complete transformation. Officially re-launching as The Paint Studio, this newly designed, boutique-style shopping experience offers an expanded, premium line of products in an inspiring array of colors. Paired with the helpful, neighborly advice you can expect at Meanley & Son Ace Hardware, The Paint Studio provides a world-class paint experience right in your neighborhood.

With eye-catching color racks filled with a large selection of gorgeous colors along with smaller, curated collections of color, The Paint Studio was designed with color displays and tools to help you find your right color while enjoying the process. From inspiring style ideas, to innovative boutique drawers, trend proof color trios, and creative paint project suggestions, The Paint Studio creates an engaging, store within a store shopping experience and promotes confident color selection

As part of The Paint Studio’s expanded product assortment, Meanley & Son Ace Hardware is pleased to announce the addition of a leading national paint brand, Valspar. The new Valspar line, exclusive to Ace Hardware, features products designed to meet the needs of every customer and an expertly chosen color palette of tried-and-true hues.

Valspar® Optimus™ Interior Paint

Valspar® Optimus™ provides the ultimate paint experience. This premium interior paint combines paint and primer and has been developed with OptiColor Pigment Technology™ to provide brilliant color and a flawless finish. This low odor, zero VOC formula provides maximum durability to withstand major wear and washing in high traffic zones. Valspar Optimus is available in four sheens and starts at $44.99 per gallon.

Valspar® Optimus™
•  Rich, vibrant color
•  Ultra-smooth, flawless finish
•  Max durability, stands up to wear and washing
•  Resists stains, gives mold - and mildew-resistant finish
•  100% acrylic latex
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Valspar® Aspire™ Interior Paint

Valspar® Aspire™ interior paint combines paint and primer in this exclusive EverLuxe™ formula for an ultra-durable finish that is easy to clean and withstands wear. This low odor, zero VOC formula has long-lasting color that stands the test of time. Valspar Aspire is available in four sheens and starts at $33.99 per gallon.

Valspar® Aspire™
•  Ultra-durable, smooth finish
•  True, long-lasting color
•  Cleans easily and withstands wear
•  Resists stains, gives mold- and mildew-resistant finish
•  100% acrylic latex
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The Valspar product offerings are complemented by Clark+Kensington, Ace’s premium line of paint+primer in one, which was rated #1 by a leading consumer magazine in recent tests of satin and semi-gloss interior paints. The Paint Studio features a brand new Clark+Kensington palette of designer-selected colors, along with the original Clark+Kensington mix+match palette, which takes the guesswork out of designing with 120 harmonious colors to choose from. Plus, we carry Safecoat and Frazee brand paints. We can put any color you want into any line of paint we carry!

In addition to the inspiring Valspar and Clark+Kensington color palettes, both paints can also be custom tinted to virtually any color with the help of the new NovoColor® HP water-based colorant system, which is being introduced as part of The Paint Studio. This revolutionary colorant technology provides a broader color range, more vibrant color choices and improves paint performance, meaning Meanley & Son Ace Hardware is the place to get the best, most lively colors available.