Record Paint Type On Switch Covers For Easy Touch-Up Ordering

You spent a lot of time picking out the perfect paint for your project. Why risk losing the name and number that make it so simple to order touch-up paint? Record it on the back of the switch plate.

Photo by Wallula Junction.

At MarthaStewart.com they share a great tip for ensuring you don't lose the receipt, paint chip or other information you've stored to identify your perfect paint shade for future use and touch-ups.

When you finish painting a room, touch-ups are usually the last thing on your mind. But it's a good idea to write the paint name and product number on painters' tape and stick the label to the back of the room's light-switch plate.

The chances of you losing the switch plate are next to zero — and honestly if it goes missing it's likely a significant portion of the room went missing with it. Next time you need to order touch-up paint or repaint the entire room, you've got the order code right there with the room instead of long since thrown away.

While you're preparing for an order of future paint, don't forget to check out how to properly store your leftover paint and how to use a water bottle and a marble to store touch-up paint.

Have a clever DIY tip or trick to share? Let's hear about it in the comments.

Paint colour Reminder [MarthaStewart via Unpluggd]


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