Frequently Asked Questions
- What is a Soft Touch Matte finish? What does it feel like?
- Who are the Century craftsmen?
- What are the recommended surfaces?
- Are there projects or spaces for which we do not recommend Century?
- Is the finish washable? Will cleaning affect the appearance?
- How many coats are required and what is the re-coat time?
- What primer is recommended for Century?
- What applicators are recommended for Century?
- Are the Century colors new?
- Can you create Century colors in other products?
- What sizes are available in Century?
- Can I save my favorites?
- Can I paint a room online with Century using Benjamin Moore’s color tools?
- Where is the Paint Calculator?
- If I signed up for Benjamin Moore emails, will I automatically get Century emails?
- How do I order Color Sheets?
- How can I get professional color tools?
- What are the size of the color sheets?
What is a Soft Touch Matte finish? What does it feel like?
Century® delivers the industry’s first Soft Touch Matte finish, which creates a visceral reaction and tactile experience with a feel similar to a soft leather glove. This unique finish and depth of color creates a new dimension to the wall that hasn’t been achieved before in paint.
Who are the Century craftsmen?
The Century craftsmen are specially trained Benjamin Moore® experts who bring years of skill to the making of this innovative product. They are experienced color specialists who believe in precision, and create from passion.
What are the recommended surfaces?
Recommended surfaces include: New or previously painted wallboard, plaster, and primed or previously painted smooth wood.
Are there projects or spaces for which we do not recommend Century?
Century is not recommended for high-moisture areas, such as bathrooms and kitchen cooking areas. It is also not recommended for high-traffic hallways.
Is the finish washable? Will cleaning affect the appearance?
After the full cure period of two weeks, Century painted surfaces can be lightly washed with a mild soap and water mixture without affecting the appearance.
How many coats are required and what is the re-coat time?
We recommend two coats of Century to achieve full color development, sheen, and texture as well as to maximize paint performance. The re-coat time is 1-2 hours.
What primer is recommended for Century?
Depending on the surface, we recommend either Fresh Start® Multi-Purpose Latex Primer (N023) or Fresh Start® High-Hiding All Purpose Primer (046).
What applicators are recommended for Century?
For best results, use a Benjamin Moore Century custom-blended nylon/polyester brush or Benjamin Moore Century 3/8" roller cover; Century applicators are only available at select stores that carry Century.
Are the Century colors new?
Yes, all 75 colors are new and uniquely formulated specifically for Century.
Can you create Century colors in other products?
No, it is not possible to color match the Century colors in other products.
What sizes are available in Century?
Century is available in one gallon size as well as 4 oz. color samples, both of which are sold in select stores that carry Century.
Can I save my favorites?
Currently, we do not have a favorites or “save” feature for Century elements found on the website. We do, however, invite you to share imagery found on the Century website by clicking on this icon: , which appears on the upper right hand corner after hovering over any image within the Gallery. From there, you’ll see Facebook and Pinterest links on the lower right corner, so that you can share the selected image with your social network.
Can I paint a room online with Century using Benjamin Moore’s color tools?
At this time, the Century palette is not available in the digital color tools found on BenjaminMoore.com.
Where is the Paint Calculator?
We do not have a paint calculator dedicated to Century, however we invite you to use the Paint Calculator on the Benjamin Moore website.
If I signed up for Benjamin Moore emails, will I automatically get Century emails?
No, you will not automatically get Century emails–even if you are already receiving emails from Benjamin Moore. Century has its own distinct email community–and we’d love for you to be a part of it. Simply sign up on the Century home page.
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How do I order Color Sheets?
Designers can order Century color sheets online; please note these sheets are not available in Benjamin Moore stores. Architects, designers and other professionals, please contact your local Century Design Partner for additional Century design tools.
How can I get professional color tools?
Century Design Partners are able to order professional reference sets and color brochures on behalf of architects, designers and other professionals. You can find a Century Design Partner by filling out the form here.
What are the size of the color sheets?
The size is 8” x 9-1/4”.