Good Questions: Full Spectrum Paint?

Good Questions: Full Spectrum Paint?

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Maxwell Ryan
May 16, 2005

Hello AT,

Do y'all have an opinion on full-spectrum paint, like Devine Color or Citron? I would post this to the home decorating forum at That Home Site! but there are a lot of rabid Ellen McKinnon (another FS brand) devotees over there so I wouldn't get an unbiased opinion.

I'm wondering if they're worth the expense or if it's marketing hype.

I've heard the paint covers damanged walls well since it's so thick, which is why I'm considering it.

Cheers! Keri

We are emabarrassed to say that we hadn't heard about Divine and Citron until we recieved Keri's email. Without any experience with them, we can only say that we are intrigued and a little skeptical at the same time. We used to swear by Martha Stewart Kmart paint and now use Benjamin Moore Eco Spec. We are sticks in the mud.

We don't find a problem with color choice, so much as we have a problem with the toxicity of paint. Full spectrum paints offer no eco-advantage that we can see and at $36 - $50 a gallon, this paint is pretty pricey as well. As always we are open to reader's opinions and will order some and try it if people say it's great. MGR

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