Browsing Posts In: Paint Quality Institute

March 20, 2017 Posted by: Blog Contributor

Many do-it-yourself painters spend hours selecting the perfect paint colors, but give far less thought to the sheen they’ll use.  That’s short sighted, according to Debbie Zimmer, spokesperson for the Paint Quality Institute. “Paint sheen affects not only the initial appearance of a paint job, but also its long-term performance,” says Zimmer.  “So, it’s important to carefully […]

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January 27, 2014 Posted by: scott

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine Gray is a subtle color that can bring sophistication to interiors while also the neutrality that home buyer crave. “It’s the hot new neutral, a sleek and sophisticated color option that adds refinement to almost any room,” says Debbie Zimmer, a paint and color expert with the Paint Quality […]

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September 9, 2013 Posted by: scott

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine Painting can dramatically change the look of a space, enhancing its aesthetics and possibly even making it look more spacious. Painting is one of the most popular do-it-yourself jobs of home owners, and while it’s one of the easiest too, there is an art to painting. The Paint Quality […]

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November 19, 2012 Posted by: scott

The front door of a home can be an attention-getting feature on the home’s exterior, beckoning potential buyers inside. “Like a necktie, which is the focal point of an outfit, the front door is the focal point of the home,” says Debbie Zimmer, color expert at the Paint Quality Institute. “The color there sends a […]

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April 16, 2012 Posted by: scott

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Springtime is the best time to give a home a fresh coat of paint, according to the Paint Quality Institute. “By painting in moderate weather, you’ll likely get a longer-lasting paint job,” says Debbie Zimmer, paint and color expert for the Paint Quality Institute. Zimmer says that exterior painting […]

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November 21, 2011 Posted by: scott

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Go bold in 2012 or blend in–that’s the trend for paint and decorating in the new year. We recently highlighted Debbie Zimmer, color expert at the Paint Quality Institute, forecast for color choices in 2012, but here are some more of the home trends she expects to catch on […]

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October 31, 2011 Posted by: scott

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Color experts are already giving their forecasts for the hot hues for 2012. And next year, the inspiration for color is mostly being drawn from the great American outdoors. “Native plants and flowers, oceans and lakes, and rocks and minerals are the sources of inspiration for the paint colors […]

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