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Home improvement answers from The Money Pit 7-2-13

PALESTINE, July 2, 2013— The Money Pit team provides time and money saving tips and ideas, helps listeners manage projects, and answers home improvement questions from callers. YourEastTexas.com is pleased to bring you a weekly update from the Money Pit to assist you in your Home Improvement endeavors.

This week’s Home Improvement answer:           

Paint That Doesn’t Stink                  

Giving a family room or guest bedroom a fresh coat of paint is an inexpensive way to “re-decorate” in time for the winter holidays.  A brand new color, plus some accessories to contrast or coordinate – a vase, a throw, some wall art – can give a space a completely new look in a snap.

So what’s stopping you?  Well, maybe it’s that paint smell.  After all, cold weather forces many of us to keep our windows closed this time of year.  On one hand, you want to take advantage of the relatively low humidity (I’ll bet you put off a paint job this past summer because the weather was just too sticky...right?). On the other hand, you’ll need to co-exist with this drying paint for a couple of days, and you don’t want to freeze your family out with gaping windows 24/7.

There’s a solution.  Look for low odor or scented paints, now available from several paint manufacturers.  These paints work really well for kids’ rooms, and you won’t have to run for the hills after every coat.

 

The Money Pit is a weekly radio show which can be heard on KNET 95.7FM/1450AM, on Saturdays, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. 

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