Debbie Zimmer


Paint and Color Specialist for the Paint Quality Institute, is a recognized expert on paints, painting techniques, and the use of paint color in interior and exterior design. She has written extensively on all of these subjects on the Paint Quality Institute blog ( In addition, Debbie has authored hundreds of articles that have appeared in thousands of media ranging from The New York Times to HGTV, and virtually everything in between. She also has been interviewed about paints and painting on TV and radio shows nationwide. Debbie is editor of PQI Magazine, a publication aimed at paint industry professionals, and is a regular contributor to American Painting Contractor magazine. She also was guest editor for the Home and Living Examiner, one of the largest-circulation online publications focusing on all things relating to the home. Active in paint industry affairs, Debbie is a member of the Color Marketing Group and is heavily involved with the Painting and Decorating Contractors Association. A frequent speaker at paint industry events, she was twice named a top influencer in "Who's Who in the Paint Industry." She also conducts online training for designers and paint industry professionals. Outside of her professional life, Debbie enjoys gardening at her home in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, earning frequent recognition in the Bucks Beautiful Gardens Competition. Not surprisingly, she also is an avid do-it-yourself painter.

Do-It-Yourselfer's Guide to Successful and Satisfying Home Painting

by Debbie Zimmer

DIY Home Painting Guide Finding a how-to book on home painting is easy. What’s rare is finding one that simplifies painting projects and makes them fun. Do-It-Yourselfer’s Guide to Successful and Satisfying Home Painting does just that. This is the quintessential home painting helper for those who have never before picked up a paintbrush. It is also a wonderful reference piece for more experienced do-it-yourselfers who want to take their painting prowess to the next level. Among the nearly 100 topics included in the book, novices will benefit greatly from such entries as “How to Approach Your First Paint Job” and “How to Paint a Room in Bite-size Pieces”. Accomplished painters will likely gravitate toward higher-end topics such as “Dabbling in Dappled Color” and “Paint the Unexpected”. Do-It-Yourselfers Guide devotes equal attention to interior and exterior painting. It provides step-by-step instruction on painting every conceivable surface: interior walls, trim, ceilings, floors, stairs, and more – as well as exterior materials, ranging from wood siding and decks, to aluminum, vinyl, stucco, and others. The book is the work of author Debbie Zimmer, who has unique professional and personal credentials. A one-time paint researcher, she knows what goes into a good can of paint; an experienced do-it-yourself painter, she’s done a lot more home painting than most. But it is Zimmer’s current work that gives authority to her writing. In her capacity as paint and color expert at the Paint Quality Institute, the nation’s leading source of information on paint, Zimmer manages an e-learning program for paint industry professionals, is editor of a magazine about paint, and serves as media spokesperson on paints and coatings, painting technique, and color. In fact, that last subject -- color -- is a big part of Do-It-Yourselfer’s Guide. The book is filled with great advice on every aspect of the topic: tips on creating beautiful interior and exterior color schemes, information on the psychology of color, and even entries on each and every major color group. Whether you want fresh ideas on interior redecorating, or need professional advice about maintaining the exterior of your home, you’ll find it in Do-It-Yourselfers Guide. As an added bonus, you’ll find the book easy to read and chock full of helpful tips to make your painting fun. . .not to mention successful and satisfying!

Kindle Price: $2.99


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