The Johnson Paint Company was established in 1939 by John A. Johnson the summer after his graduation from Harvard University, at its then not-so-fashionable Newbury Street location. Johnson Paint has since evolved into a third generation family-owned business, still at its original Newbury Street address. In fact, it has become the oldest retail establishment on this upscale shopping avenue.
Originally known for our inventory of hard-to-find products, such as Dutch kalsomine, powdered pigments and aniline dyes, Johnson's has earned its reputation as New England's most complete paint store. We are proud of our seventy year heritage and reputation, and strive to maintain a level of customer satisfaction that is second to none. We employ a dedicated, loyal, professional staff of twenty-four people, some of whom have been with us for over thirty-five years.
Faux finishing products, decorative painting techniques and unique "broken color" have become specialties of ours. We developed a private labeled oil blending and glazing liquid, considered by some to be the best product of its type on the market.
Johnson's has recently expanded into the maintenance and large commercial painting market. Our Woburn location caters to contractors, building maintenance accounts, as well as retail customers. It has a tremendous in-stock inventory, custom paint and matching, and in most cases, same-day delivery. Our Waltham store, with its large, diversified in-stock inventory, caters to retail, contractors, and building maintenance accounts. Like Boston, it has an in house color consultant to aid in the selecting of just the right color for your home or office.
Our customer base has also broadened over the years. At one time or another, most Boston hotels, universities, and high rise office buildings have been among Johnson's clientele.
Much has changed since John A. Johnson first opened the doors of his paint store, but his principle of good, friendly, old-fashioned customer service is still in vogue. He used to say, "Give people a good, honest value for their dollar, make sure they leave with a smile on their face and they will always come back."
True then, and it is still true today.