Do it Yourself or Hire a Pro? Tips for a successful painting experience

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It’s pretty standard knowledge at this point that using paint is the most cost-effective way to achieve the most change in your home.

This is part 1 of a 3-part series on planning your paint jobs and working with paint professionals.

Are you a do-it-yourself-er, or will you hire a professional? Here are  some tips to get you started.

(see the full post of Part 1, first appearing in this Boston Design Guide blog.)

Not for me!

Help is on the way!

Most homeowners have tried their hand at painting a room. Some are more successful than others, but most people think it is “easy.” But, of all the work you could do or have done in your home…(see the full post of Part 1, first appearing in this Boston Design Guide blog.)

Stay tuned for future installments on this subject.

Two special offers on paint and color consultation, through February, 2010

Paint: 10% discount on your entire paint order.

LM2010 is the code you need when you  place your order for any Full Spectrum color from Ellen Kennon Full Spectrum Paint mixed in the Flat finish of Lifemaster ® “certified green” interior line. (All the same beautiful, healthful colors are also available in Eggshell or SemiGloss finishes, but are not discounted at this time)

No VOC-No Odor Flat paint 100% acrylic washable

VOC-Free Lifemaster® Flat is a Premium paint

  • Certified green by the US Building Council
  • ICI Paints’ premium quality water based 100% acrylic finish
  • Specially formulated for exceptional washability
  • Super adhering
  • Oil and stain resistant
  • Virtually odor free and has no VOC’s (volatile organic compounds)
  • A true low-odor paint
  • Ideal for hospitals, schools, hotels/motels and office environments
  • Perfect for families with allergies

What color to order? Select from your own set of hand painted color cards
It’s easy to get your own actual painted color cards from

A selection of the Full Spectrum painted color cards. TWO SIZES YOU CAN ORDER: 1"x4"s for $5, and the full set of 90 - 3"x4" cards for $24.

The cost will be credited to your order of at least 3 gallons of paint.

And, a  Companion Offer to help you select your colors, through February, 2010
To help you make those important color selections and create that perfect feeling you seek for your home, or even for your workplace, I’m offering special rates on color consultation to accompany your discount on these beautiful Full Spectrum Paints.

It’s easy to receive an estimate for your project.
I will be happy to provide an estimate for consultation services once I know a bit about your project needs. Because your home is unique, fees are based for the most part on the number of rooms, amount of detail, and other factors.

Contact Barbara Jacobs with a description of your needs.
Photos are helpful.

IMPORTANT: In your email be sure to mention this offer code: LM2010

I look forward to helping you use color to create the beautiful spaces you want to return to!

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