Do you know what color and type of paint was used in your house?
The next time you paint a room, do the following to make sure you remember what paint was used.
Mark the paint can
I’m an obsessive do-it-yourself painter when it comes to the inside of the house. All the paint cans are stored together on a shelve in the garage. The top of the can is marked with the room it was used in and the date in permanent marker. This makes it easy to quickly identify the can and do a quick touch-up when necessary.
Keep the paint chip
Over time, the color formula on the top of the paint will fade until it’s unreadable. It’s a good idea to keep the paint chip for the color. Make a folder in your filing cabinet for paint or household information, or I like to keep all my house information organized in a “House” notebook.
Write the name of the room you used the color in and the formula for the color. Add the type of paint you used (semi-gloss, matte, etc.), too. If your paint is old and you need to have a new can mixed up, you know you have the exact match.