Rely on Tools

Q: I want to paint a geometric mural in my office, but I’m afraid I can’t freehand it. Should I hire a professional?

-Rachel Williams

A: There are a lot of advantages to hiring a professional, but if budget or the accomplishment of painting it yourself is a factor, keep in mind that even professionals rely on tools. Creating a template is easy. Find the shape you need and blow it up or shrink it to the desired size and trace. I like to laminate it as well, which makes it easy to use and more durable.

-Patricia O’Dell

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