Q: Our landlords are letting us paint, which is fantastic, and, what's more, they're also going to pay for the paint. We'd prefer to use a zero-VOC paint. Our problem? Here in Berkeley, American Pride runs $39 a gallon, while Behr Paint from Home Depot costs a lot less than that. So, how to convince the landlord?
Sent by Jonathan
Editor: Here are our ideas — and we'd love to hear more!
- Present a high/medium/low option, with zero-VOC paint positioned between, say, Ralph Lauren and Behr.
- Make the case for zero-VOC paint on its environmental merits and hope that resonates with the landlords.
- Just run a number past the landlords (i.e., it's going to cost $XX) and keep other information to a minimum.
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