I'm soliciting inputs for an upcoming column regarding paint pens vs. markers. From my experience in the past, I always tend to use paint pens whenenver possible since they are not as susceptible to fading as Sharpie. I also tend to shy away from silver Sharpies since about 99% of the silver sharpies I have tried in the past do not work well. Anyway, I'd like to hear from some of you regarding your own experiences with paint pends and markers, and maybe some tips you have for others when using these items. Thanks!