When painting, write down the brand of paint and color of paint and any numbers on the can that identify the type of paint. Keep this info in a binder or on your computer as a good reminder if you ever have to buy more.
By Unk Wes from San Jose
Editor's Note: Also keep some of the leftover paint in a jar with a tight fitting lid. Put a dab of paint on the top of the jar so you know the color of the paint after it has dried. This is really handy for touch-ups.
I pour leftover paint into clear plastic bottles, which you can get in almost any size you need from small soda bottles to big 2 liter ones or dish soap bottles -whatever's closest to the amount of paint you have left over. You can always see what color it is, it won't rust and spoil the paint, and I tape the color sample and name to it.
Thank you for reminding me to do this with the "curb side paints" I have accumulated in partially filled cans taking up too much of the garage floor and shelves, waiting to be mixed together and used when I can afford to buy crack patching and seal them with it. Too many years have passed so I must
plan on it during the time my grandson is out of town on vacation, IF I can get over the shock of having peace and quiet for a time. LOL God bless
you. : )
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