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  1. I can’t imagine having to pick paint colors – I feel like I’m the most indecisive person when it comes to that and I’ll want to change my mind 100 times! I love the seafoam color – it’s really pretty and very cool(as in feeling you get) for a room! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

    1. This happens all the time to me. I practically throw myself to ground bagging my clients to listen to me, because I know I’m going to pick out the paint and the trades are going to go get it tinted wherever they are going to make the most profit. It’s maddening! Or they are going to tell my client why BM is not a good line of paint and then I have to do the work to get them back on board with what I know is best for them.

  2. We bought our first home last year, and I have had THE hardest time picking the perfect paint colors. It’s like I don’t want to pick the wrong one. LOL

    1. It’s actually not that crazy considering a painting company typically uses a specific vendor in which they receive steep discounts. In addition, restoration hardware paint is pretty high quality from my understanding and to achieve that same color you would have to use the high quality paint from Sherwin to match. (yes it does make a difference)
      So if you choose to use another vendor then it does actually increase the cost to the painter.
      NOW, I think there is a better/different way of telling you or selling that. My company typically doesn’t increase cost by $30/gallon. But at the same time I’m not sure what that company’s rates are. In addition we quote for the work with the discounted cost of paint in mind. So just so you know we aren’t trying to be jerks. We are just trying to be cost efficient like any business would.
      My advice is to communicate to your painters. You can tell a good company from a crap one.

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