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Old 01.02.2010, 12:26
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Where to buy paint in Basel?

Hello everyone,

Just moved to Basel and fancy painting my new flat... There are no Coop Bau and Hobby locations close to the city by public transport, so I was wondering whether anyone knows of any paint stores/home renovation stores within the city?

Thanks a million!
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Old 01.02.2010, 12:28
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Hello everyone,

Just moved to Basel and fancy painting my new flat... There are no Coop Bau and Hobby locations close to the city by public transport, so I was wondering whether anyone knows of any paint stores/home renovation stores within the city?

Thanks a million!
Obi at M Parc - #10 or 11 tram. Not in town but accessible.

Jumbo over near Allschwil has a bus that runs by it, but I don't know the number.

There's a shop (Tschopp) at Heuwagge, but it is very expensive.
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Re: Where to buy paint in Basel?

The 38 stops right by a Coop Bau & Hobby in Allschwil. The 38 I *believe* also continues out to Jumbo.
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Hey, you do know about Swiss fastidiousness about having your apartment handed back in exactly the same state in which you found it, right? If you paint it out in fetching hues of red and green, you will most likely have to redo it in vibrant white again when you leave. (Assuming it's white now ... but show me a rental apartment that isn't.)
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Re: Where to buy paint in Basel?

Yes it is 38 starting at Schifflände close to Globus going up to Kannenfeldplatz and then further out to Bachgraben (outdoor swimming pool), where you would have to get off. It doesn't take you long to get there but as far as I know it's worth checking the time schedule as it isn't running as often as other trams.
They have a wide colour range you can choose from and they'll mix it for you immediately (or at least that's how it's been).
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... it's worth checking the time schedule as it isn't running as often as other trams.
(Just pointing out that the 38 is a bus -- for clarity.)
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It doesn't take you long to get there but as far as I know it's worth checking the time schedule as it isn't running as often as other trams.
(Just pointing out that the 38 is a bus -- for clarity.)

Actually, along that line of thought... the 31 bus comes back into the city from that way so I often take the 38 out and the 31 back in. I *want* to say that the 38 runs on half-hour or so intervals with the 31 stopping at Bachgraben about midway between so usually the wait isn't much more than 15min (you can transfer to the #1 tram or the #36 bus at Kannenfeld if the 31 doesn't take you where you need to go beyond there).
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Re: Where to buy paint in Basel?

Brilliant, thanks a lot. My Swiss husband has pointed out the importance of repainting the wall back to glowing white... which is part of his resistance to the idea of painting the wall dark violet! Thanks for the tip though, the Swiss fastidiousness for everything is slowly becoming part of my daily life, but I never know when something might catch me off guard!

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