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Back to School Painting

When the kids go back to school, they usually want new clothes, new notebooks and even the latest iGadget.  How about giving them a new look in their bedroom? Back to school painting can be a great way to set a new tone for the year.

How to choose new colors

The best way is to start with some paint samples to be sure they like the color before you paint. Unless their bedroom is lit with industrial-strength florescent bulbs, their chosen color is going to look much different at home than it does in the store. And light bulbs are just the tip of the iceberg.  You need to see how the color will look in the natural light, and consider how its appearance will change throughout the day. Also, you must consider how your new color will interact with the designs and hues that will be in the bedroom.

Sample them at home

You can’t just tape a color paint chip to the wall to see the full effect.  You need to paint at least a 2’ x 2’ area, and sample pints from Valspar or Clark+Kensington are the perfect way to do this. If you don’t want to paint the wall directly, painting a piece of foam core and taping it to the wall works great as well.

Finally, don’t forget that sheens will also impact how a color will look on the wall. The general rule is the higher the sheen, the darker and more intense the color will be.

Save on back to school painting

To make this back to school painting project even easier, all Valspar or Clark+Kensington sample pints come with a $5 off coupon good towards a gallon of paint, which renders the sample pint free once you commit to your color.

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