Your Place: Buy the Right Paint before Grabbing a Brush

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Posted By susanne

The one job most of us do ourselves is paint.

For example, I repainted the walls along the staircase after nicking them with a Morris chair we move upstairs each winter so the Christmas tree has a spot in the living room.

I touched up a window frame here, a wall there, and plan to give the exterior of the house a fresh coat of paint in the spring — May is always a good month, although late September to early November is ideal.

I’ve been using paints without volatile organic compounds exclusively for three years now, and they appear to do the trick.

While choosing paint should involve thought and investigation, too many of us just run to the home center, pick a color, and start slapping it on.

Even the familiar is not necessarily a good choice. Continue reading…