News : 5 Green Tips: Any Season Painting

May 6, 2013

This week's Green Tips come from Any Season Painting, a Portsmouth outfit committed to green products and practices for interior and exterior jobs alike.

1. You get what you pay for. Low VOC, higher-quality paints are not only made with better components, but they cover far better, requiring less paint. Spend a little more on two gallons of a better product rather than three gallons of cheap paint.

2. Every paint store has an area with "mis-tints" often sold at deep discounts. Even if you can't find the exact color you want, try mixing a couple of different ones for a shade that's all your own.

3. Reuse and repurpose. All it takes is that dresser or chair in the garage, and some leftover paint and you have a new addition to any room.

4. Go recycled. Many sundries such as rolling trays and dropcloths are made from recycled materials for close to the same price as metal/plastic/new canvas.

5. Does your kitchen need an update? There are some great low-VOC cabinet enamels you can use to prime and paint your cabinets, rather than throwing them out.

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