One of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of paints in the Pacific Northwest, Parker Paint has been sprucing up interiors and exteriors since 1945. The company has evolved over the years to keep up with the latest advancements in painting technology. Among the multi-hued fruits of this evolution are weather-ready exterior paints, whose modern formulas scoff at the elements and prove ideal for realistic yet unflattering outdoor murals of the neighbors. With more than 1,600 shades to choose from, painters will find it nearly impossible to settle, like a bowl of jello during an earthquake. Luckily, customers can take advantage of the handy virtual decorator to narrow their choices and forecast what color schemes should be applied to which room, such as aquamarine themes for the exotic-fish room, bright primary colors for the inflatable fire escape, and a variety of yellows for a basement filled with antique butter churns.
With more than 56,000 square feet of games, entertainment, and family-friendly amusements, Bumpers Bowling & Family Fun Center beguiles guests with a mini-golf course, bumper cars, a 24-lane bowling alley, and an arcade with 40+ games. With birthday party packages, kids can steer glittering bumper cars, hone strike skills at the bowling alley, and practice dropping things into holes at the 9-hole mini golf course before aiming parents? car keys at garbage disposals. Meanwhile, adults can imbibe at a lounge with a cocktail bar, or savor brick-oven pizza from the full kitchen. Bumpers Bowling & Family Fun Center will also soon host bowling leagues for bowlers of all ages, from juniors to adults to seniors.
Family owned and run for more than 30 years, Seright's Ace Hardware blends the inviting ambience of a mom-and-pop store with the selection and expertise of a megatool powerhouse. The 18,000-square-foot Post Falls location sells paint, pet food and sundry services such as chainsaw sharpening and key cutting. An expert staff proffers assistance to customers overwhelmed by the rainbow's audaciously wide spectrum by introducing Benjamin Moore paint technology, which allows for digitally matched colors, creating new surface-adorning hues. Stihl chainsaws, Toro snow blowers, and other appliances fulfill the FDA’s daily power-tool recommendations, and the Post Falls location also offers small-engine repair.
The helpful handymen at Hayden Ace Hardware and Ritzville Ace Hardware provide patrons with quality goods at quotable prices. Pick up an ax ($19.99), a smoke detector ($15.99), a whole bunch of screws, anchors, and bolts (prices vary), and you'll be ready to chop your own firewood and safely mount it on your wall. Gas cans ($11.99 each) and plastic swimming pools ($14.99) provide plenty of space to stash 20 pounds of bird food ($8.99) for the winter, and key-copying services ensure easy access to the goods for all members of the family. For guests looking to match paint to a favorite coverlet or pleather recliner, most Ace stores also offer a paint-matching service free of charge.