There is Still Time to Paint to Make Your Home Shine This Holiday Season

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Paint this weekend and turn the inside of your home into a warm, colorful gathering spot for the holiday season. For less than the cost of dinner out, you and your family can transform the look of any room in the house. There is something for everyone to do as you add cheer, fun – and a touch of family pride – to this holiday season. And the room will look great, too. Here are three holiday paint tips from the experts at Rohm and Haas’s Paint Quality Institute to help get your home holiday-ready:

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Give walls a facelift with a new coat of paint. Bold colors like rosy red, menswear-inspired gray and vibrant green are hot for 2009 and will carry you through to the new year Paint a fresh, bold color in small spaces, like the entryways or pantries, for a new look De-clutter the bathroom and guest bedroom closets and paint an unexpected whimsical design that is sure to impress your guests After the holiday celebrations have passed, turn your creative paint ideas to the outside of your home. Enter the $pruce Up Your Home contest until February 1, 2009, by visiting for a chance to win one of eight home exterior paint jobs or the Grand Prize improvement package worth $20,000. The contest is sponsored by Rohm and Haas Company in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation.

About the Rohm and Haas Paint Quality Institute

The Paint Quality Institute(SM) was formed by Rohm and Haas Company in 1989 to educate people on the advantages of using quality interior and exterior paints and coatings. The Paint Quality Institute's goal is to provide information on the virtues of quality paint as well as color trends and decorating with paint through a variety of vehicles, including television appearances, newspaper and magazine articles, and instructional literature. Be sure to visit the Paint Quality Institute at

About Rohm and Haas Company

Leading the way since 1909, Rohm and Haas (NYSE:ROH) is a global pioneer in the creation and development of innovative technologies and solutions for the specialty materials industry. The company's technologies are found in a wide range of industries including: Building and Construction, Electronics and Electronic Devices, Household Goods and Personal Care, Packaging and Paper, Transportation, Pharmaceutical and Medical, Water, Food and Food Related, and Industrial Process. Innovative Rohm and Haas technologies and solutions help to improve life every day, around the world. Based in Philadelphia, PA, the company generated annual sales of approximately $8.9 billion in 2007.

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