A family owned and operated business since the beginning

Founded in historic Salem, Massachusetts by Henry A Waters and J Clarke Brown in the closing years of the 19th century, Waters & Brown served the seaport as a major source of building supplies, paints, and hardware.  

In 1969, brothers Donald and Edward Clarke purchased the business with the mission to provide the finest paint and decorating products in New England. In the years since, Waters & Brown has continued to grow and has been recognized nationwide for their unique products and professional guidance.

Today, Waters & Brown is owned and operated by Donald Clarke’s sons, Shaun and Tim Clarke, who joke they have worked at the store since they could walk. They lead a team of experienced paint and decorating professionals committed to making any home improvement project worry- and hassle-free.

Donald and Edward Clarke
waters and brown turpentine
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Owners tim and shaun clarke
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The Waters & Brown Mission

We believe your home should be your favorite place in the world. It should reflect who you are and therefore, you shouldn’t have to settle on what it looks like. You should be in love with it.

Waters & Brown is focused on making your dream home a reality. We’ll partner with you on any home improvement project you wish to take on. Our team has the expertise and product knowledge to recommend the best solution specific to each job.

So no matter what your budget, timeline, or aspirations are, we will help you transform any living space into your home.