Charlottesville’s Best Place for Paint
Better Living on 29 North in Charlottesville (this location only) serves the needs of professional painters and do-it-yourself enthusiasts with a compete selection of paints and stains for interior and exterior applications.

Paint Works Wonders!
We sell quality interior and exterior paints along with excellent waterproofing systems and oil based preservatives for sidings and decks. If you need a primer, first coat or a complete makeover, Better Living Building Supply can furnish you with the right paint to meet your needs.

PPG Pittsburgh Paints
PPG Pittsburgh Paints® has quality interior and exterior paint products, industry-leading tools, and support for every project, backed by service only available from independent, locally-owned retailers. We can custom match any color… anywhere!

Concrete block, cinder block or foundation block are all cost-effective building materials for buildings, planter walls, privacy walls and trash enclosures.  However, the appearances of these blocks are drab and unattractive. DRYLOK® Masonry Waterproofer has many solutions to waterproof and just as important beautify your space.

Cement-based waterproof coating for exterior below-grade concrete or masonry. It can also be used as a base coat above-grade on concrete or masonry. ThoroSeal Foundation Coating is not intended as a decorative finish.  Mix ThoroSeal Foundation Coating with water and Acryl 60.

Outlast Q8 Log Oil
Outlast Q8 Log Oil is a penetrating, oil-based wood preservative and exterior finish that stands out in the marketplace. This fantastic product is now being used by many of the major log home manufacturers in the USA. Here are some of its great features:

  • Perfect for exterior walls, decks and railings
  • No oily residue that attracts dirt
  • A wide variety of colors
  • Easy to apply
  • Q8 Log Oil is an EPA registered Wood Preservative with Copper 8 Quinolinolate
  • Safe for surfaces where kids and pets play

Top quality oil based preservatives for sidings and decks. We will tint to selected colors.

A complete line of foundation coatings, asphalt fence paint, floor paint, roof coating… and more!

Penetrating oil-based Minwax wood stains are available in 22 colors. Minwax Gel Stain is a gelled oil-based stain that can be applied to wood, plywood, veneer, fiberglass, molded fiberboard, and metal surfaces. Minwax water-based wood stain offers 74 colors that can be used on any wood surface.

Flood Pro Series stains and wood care products help protect and preserve fences, decks and siding. This line offers excellent coverage and unlimited color choices. We also color match. Better Living is a stocking dealer of Flood solid stains and semitransparent stains. Product warranties are among the best in the industry. 6-10 years on deck stains, 8-25 years on siding stains. We offer three different pallets: Clear, Semi and Solid.

Paint Supplies
WE HAVE A LARGE SELECTION – painting tools, brushes, sanding products, drop cloths, tape, cleaning supplies, caulk, spackling, ladders and more.