Staging & Redesign for Green Living - Paint Tips

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Real Estate Agent with Realty Associates - Elite Properties

When suggesting to clients about repainting rooms for that clean and brighter view - suggest using paints that are eco-friendly. They should be low-VOC (volatile organic compounds) which do not emit off-gas and are low-odor during application. Your client can purchase them at Benjamin Moore, Sherwin-Williams, Duron Genesis, just to name a few. Also, visit mythicpaint.com for these non-toxic paints. Shaker Beige (Ben Moore) is a wonderful, neutral color.  

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Dee Nofziger
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Thanks for the tip Karen. I had an open house last week and the place still smelled like fresh paint. Low-odor would have been great!

Warmest regards, Dee

Aug 28, 2008 03:37 PM #1
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Karen Brown
Realty Associates - Elite Properties - Houston, TX
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Why not do our part in preserving the plantet, besides can set yourself apart from other agents as experts when you can make this suggestion to your clients.

Aug 28, 2008 03:44 PM #2
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Matt Grohe
RE/MAX Concepts - Des Moines, IA
Serving the metro since 2003

Karen: I'd never thought of using that type of paint. I'll definately look into it the next time I'm painting. Thank you.

Aug 28, 2008 03:51 PM #3
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Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA
ASP, IAHSP, RESA Danville, CA

HI!  The Ben Moore Aura Paint is great and it is truly a one coat treatment.  I love recommending it to my clients.  Great post.  Thanks for sharing!!

Aug 28, 2008 04:46 PM #4
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Suzanne Champion
N.J. Realty - Westerville Ohio - Columbus, OH

Very good point Karen!  Why not do the world (and yourself, and your potential buyers) a favor - you'll get the same great color but with a little more awareness comes this extra benefit.

Aug 28, 2008 10:06 PM #5
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Rebecca Anne Cole
PNC Mortgage - Timonium, MD

Thanks for the tips on using eco- friendly paint.  I have been looking for a neutral color for the living room and I will check out Ben Moore Shaker Beige.  

Aug 28, 2008 11:52 PM #6
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Margaret Oscilia
Creative Concepts-Home Staging and Contracting, Salem Oregon - Salem, OR
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These low and no VOC paints have really become more mainstream and I've even seen them on sale for as low as $17/gallon.  I had no idea that long after the smell of paint is gone that the chemicals are still leaked into the air -- for years!

Sep 05, 2008 01:27 AM #7
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Tanya Venable
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Karen, good post! And I think that it can be a selling point as well as more and more buyers are looking for green homes.

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