You have done your garage organizing but if you have painted your home you have them: cans, gallons and samples of paint in every shade and color of the rainbow! And even if you have all of them stored safely in your garage, if you ever had to give a wall a quick touch-up maybe you’d have to open all of them to figure out which one would go in that wall, right?
Well, don’t worry because we all have done it and I’ll show you how to take care of the paint when you keep it, how to never paint a blue wall green and if you decide to let go of them, how to safely and environmentally friendly discard them!
If you have painted the whole house in one single color then it will be a lot easier, but if like many families you have experimented with colors in different areas of your home, then you’ll need a way of keeping track of the colors to avoid confusion when you need to do simple touch-up or order more of that color.
Here are some simple ways of doing it and never again getting frustrated in a corner of your garage!
Create a simple record with easy materials: paint stirrers, each of your colors, a permanent marker, a brush, something to protect your floor or working surface and a twine or strong thread to keep them together.
Another simple way to keep track of the paint color used in a space is to write the paint brand, color name, swatch number on a piece of painter’s tape for quick reference and attach it to the back of an electric outlet cover. You can even add the amount of paint you used in that room for future reference!
Now, if you want to go a little fancier you can explore this great product that you can keep forever with you! It’s called My Color Keeper and it works as a memory keeper of all the colors used in your home and you can find it through the website or in the paint section of your store.
PAINT COLOR RECORD
And finally, if you have very little paint left in each can, simple store them in small, labeled plastic containers with the same information:
If you are doing some garage organizing or not, I hope this post helps you keep track of the paint in your garage and makes it easier for you to find what you need, when you need it!
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To your success!
Have a wonderful day, be joyous and tackle that garage!