When it's time to do a little touch up or small repair you can easily grab the right jar by the color. It's very easy to mix up and you don't need to lug out the big can and do all that tedious mixing!
By Trisha from Ventura, CA
I have paint in very large containers that my painter used to paint my entire house. How can I put some in smaller containers that I can actually use to touch up small areas? Thank you.
I reuse baby food jars just for this purpose. I have one jar for each different paint color in my house. I just labeled the jars with the paint's location, and voila! Any time I need to touch up, it's easy to just grab the little jar and a paintbrush and get to work.
To be thrifty with my storage space, I save the leftover paint in a small gladware type container rather than the large paint can. I write all important paint info (like the store, color name or mix, and room) on it with a sharpie. I just did touch ups in my kitchen with almost 2 year old paint, so I know it doesn't dry out.
By Christine J
By Jon in Birmingham
Editor's Note: Another good idea is to put a label on the jar with the batch code number from the can, the exact paint name, the manufacturer name and the solvent that can be used for cleaning brushes. (08/27/2004)
By Gary S
By darlin daisy