Don Smith Paints at 1724 S. MacArthur Boulevard in Springfield has been coloring in between and perhaps a little outside of the lines of the Springfield area since 1991 and the tradition continues. Locally owned by Richard Scott of Springfield, the store has been providing commercial builders and Do-it-yourselfers,(DIY) with quality, high-end paints, blinds, wallpaper and supplies to change the look and style of Springfield’s residential community. Prior to ownership, Richard Scott had been a sales rep for Pratt & Lambert Paints for 12 years and the Don Smith Paint stores in Bloomington and Springfield were the largest accounts within his territory. He and Dexter Smith, son of Don Smith partnered and bought into the business in 1997 sharing equal partnership of the Bloomington and Springfield locations. It was in 2004 that the two traded stock becoming sole owners of their own respective stores. Commercial builders have usually been the primary customers for Don Smith Paints, however, DIY’ers have been doing their share in keeping sales fairly even. Today, there are more and more existing homes being renovated, refurbished and revamped. Bringing color into a room is the surest and quickest way to enhance the beauty of the décor or bring life into an old, or tired –looking room. Don Smith Paints carries top-of-the-line products such as Aura from Benjamin Moore and Red Seal Porcelain from Pratt & Lambert Paints to bring that high-quality beauty into your home.