Question and answer section
Yes. Wood cuts are available at all of our stores.
Yes. Our Rockridge and SoMa locations offer window screen repairs. Contact these stores for information and pricing.
Yes. Our Cole Valley location offers glass replacement on wood frame windows and doors.
Due to COVID-19 we have temporarily suspended our tool rental service.
Yes. Show us your student I.D. and receive a 5% immediate discount, plus 5% annual rebate, custom key tag, use of our fax machines, and more!
Yes. If we don’t have what you need in stock, we’ll do our best to obtain it for you as quickly as possible.
Yes. Topics range from home repair to gardening to security to small business marketing and more. If you need a speaker for your organization, call (415) 753-2653 ext. 5.
Yes. We exchange spent SodaStream carbonators at all our locations.
Yes. Knives and scissors can be sharpened while you wait or dropped off for same-day service. (Note: Downtown and Russian Hill stores do not sharpen scissors.) Professional knife sharpening at all locations on alternating weeks. Contact store for dates and times.
Yes. We have Rug Doctor steam carpet and upholstery cleaners available for rent at each store.
Yes. Earn a 3% dividend on purchases and much more with our Cole Hardware Rewards program. Membership is quick and free. Sign up today!
Due to COVID-19 we have temporarily suspended returns, we kindly ask that you hold on to your returns until after shelter-in-place has lifted.
We accept returns on just about anything. Power tools and appliances may only be returned subject to manufacturer’s warranty. Hand tools exchanged for defective replacement only. Please see stores for nonreturnable items. Receipt required for cash refund.
Yes. Pick out the plant and the pot, and our Cole Valley, Russian Hill, or Rockridge nursery staff will repot your plant for free.
Yes. Our Repair Referral Service is an alliance with competent, honest, quality tradespeople to assure you excellent work on your home, property, or office. We are a licensed contractor (#708403). Check it out!
Due to COVID-19 we have temporarily suspended our recycling services.
You can bring your old paint (liquid paint only—put dried paint cans into your own recycle bin, lids off), used rechargeable batteries (nickel-cadmium), used household batteries (alkaline and regular), copper and brass scrap metal (such as keys, bathroom and plumbing fixtures), cell phones, expired printer cartridges, soft plastics (Rockridge store only), spent small propane tanks (San Francisco stores only), spent fluorescent bulbs, and mercury thermostats into any of our stores, and we will send them off to be recycled into new products.
Yes. Purchase a booklet of Forever Stamps at any of our locations.
Yes. We cut and thread galvanized and black pipe, your pipe or ours. (Note: Downtown and Russian Hill stores can’t thread pipe.)
Yes. We’re happy to photocopy documents for you. Please ask for rates.
Yes, we sell both. We sell 1-Day, 3-Day, and 7-Day Muni Visitor Passports and parking meter cards in $20 and $50 denominations.
Yes. Metal cuts are available at all stores. See store for details.
Just bring in another store’s printed ad and we will honor the lower price.
We cut keys at all our stores, including hard-to-replicate computer ChipKeys for automobiles. We have an expert locksmith on duty Monday through Friday at our downtown store—call (415) 777-4400. Locked out? We can also send a locksmith to your home or business 24/7—call (415) 760-5625 to reach our locksmith, Marc, directly. (24/7 service available in San Francisco only.)
Yes. Our Downtown, Cole Valley, and Rockridge locations can rekey locks. See store for details.
Most of our stores are open every single day of the year, including every holiday. Our Cole Valley, North Beach, Russian Hill, and Rockridge stores are open 8:00 am–8:00 pm daily. Holiday hours vary. Our SoMa store is open daily 8:00 am–7:00 pm. Visit our Downtown store 8:00 am–8:00 pm Monday through Saturday or 9:00 am–6:00 pm on Sunday.
Yes. We will cut to size plexiglass and single- and double-strength glass while you wait. We can also special order curved, tempered, laminated, and obscure glass, as well as mirrors and tabletops.
Yes. We offer Cole Hardware gift cards and Ace Hardware gift cards in almost any denomination.
Yes. Our fax machines are available for your personal use. We do charge for our fax service—please ask for rates. Fax numbers: Cole Valley (415) 753-0957; Downtown (415) 777-4453; Russian Hill (415) 674-8917; SoMa (415) 647-2045; North Beach (415) 432-5872; Rockridge (510) 852-8216.
Yes. We offer doorstep delivery. Just call us with your order, let us know if you’d like delivery, and we’ll make arrangements and get your items to you as soon as we can. Business orders are welcome too. $20 for deliveries requiring one of our crew members (smaller items we can carry to your doorstep). $40 for deliveries requiring two crew members (grills, bags of soil, large patio furniture, etc.).
Yes. We honor all manufacturers’ coupons. If we carry the product, we’ll honor any other store’s coupons as well.
Yes. We have terrific paint matching computers. Bring in a swatch of fabric or a quarter-size paint chip, and the staff can match just about any color.
Yes. Cole Hardware Supplies. We have an entire division devoted to servicing the needs of commercial and industrial customers throughout the Bay Area and beyond. We offer charge accounts, on-site account specialists, free delivery, and the personal services of our friendly team. Give them a call at (415) 647-1800 or email [email protected].
Yes. All Cole Hardware locations sell and reload Clipper card fares.
Yes. For your convenience, we have in-house charge accounts for businesses. Stop by or request the application via email, and we’ll process it and open your account pending a credit check.
Yes. Members of this program receive free delivery for in-stock orders of $100 or more, special pricing, and personal service. Stop by or call any of our locations for more information.
Yes. You can schedule an appointment to set up a gift registry for any special occasion. We will set up the registry for your friends and family to purchase gifts online. Email [email protected] to schedule an appointment or for further information.
We’ll accept your ATM card for payment. You can get up to $20 cash back too. We also accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express credit cards, Google Wallet, Apple Pay, and all contactless forms of payment.
Yes. Our affiliation with ACE allows us to get quality products quickly and opens doors of the world’s manufacturers, so we can get you what you need. ACE’s buying power enables us to sell to you at the right price too!