So, you’re out with your girlfriends and you see the most amazing toss cushions on clearance. Perfect! The problem – you don’t have your paint samples with you to check the colour. Here are two easy methods for keeping your paint colour information handy when shopping.
Why Bother? 3 Reasons…
- For that day when you pass your favorite paint store and see a huge sale on paint. Armed with your paint colors and the types of paint you used, you can get your paint in minutes at a great price.
2. No more digging through old rusty paint cans only to find out the paint dripped over the tinting formula and the label telling the type of paint it was. Burn! If only you had made a personal paint card fan deck.
3. Perhaps you see a great piece of vintage fabric at a resale shop. It would be perfect for the seat cushion on your favorite side chair. With your colour deck in hand, you whip out your paint colour you used on the chair and BAM! You land a sweet deal on the fabric so you can finish your accent chair makeover. Done!
2 Ways to Do It
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1. The Purchased Home Paint Color Record
The first way is fast and easy – most paint stores have some type of paint record keeper. Just ask your local dealer. Below is a picture of My Color Keeper.
Photos of these colors appear in my home tour post.
I purchased it at a local Benjamin Moore dealer for a reasonable price.
You simply record the information on the back of each card and paint the front with your paint color.
Let it dry thoroughly before closing and only paint one at a time, letting each card dry.
Below is a photo of the backs of my cards.
2. The FREE Paint Stick Method
Another way to keep your paint records is on paint stir sticks. Easy-peasy!
After dipping your paint stick in the paint to stir.
Wipe it off with a brush.
Label with permanent fine point marker with colour, manufacturer, type of paint, and the room location(s) where you used it.
Drill a hole in the top.
String, chain, or wrap with elastic to keep them together.
TIP: Do this with chalk paint colors or any other finishes like stains.
You’ve got this!
It’s a pretty awesome feeling when you can whip that card out with confidence knowing you won’t make a mistake.
Here’s a great post on trending colors you might enjoy from Angie over at Postcards From the Ridge.
“Let all things be done decently and in order.”
1 Corinthians 14:40
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What is your favorite paint colour in your castle refuge?
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