Friday, January 27, 2012

How to Remember Your Paint Colors!

Having trouble finding touch up paint your favorite room because you cant remember the color name or the store you bought the paint at?

How long did it take you to find the perfect color for your bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, den or your favorite space in the house? An hour? Days? Weeks? Months? A year? Did you go back and forth from the paint store to your house and back again trying to find the perfect shade of khaki? We have. We feel your pain. 

But here is the deli-ma. Your walls are going to get some abuse. All walls do. Eventually you will have to touch up patch or even repaint entire walls. That's okay cause you remember the color of the paint was Ivory Sand... er wait it was Beach Bliss... no wait it was Ivory Bliss. Okay so you cant remember the name of the paint color off the top of your head. Just check the can with the label. Oh wait you accidentally painted over the label and cant read it. Hmm. Well you could just have the paint store match the color with that really expensive lazer matching doohickey. Yeah that works well. Remember what happened last time? You ended up repainting the entire room because now you know that there are hundreds of different shades of white which are impossible to match. 

We even changed the color of the photo to gray scale to make it look depressing and uninviting to try to get our point across. Marketing is a thing of beauty. Any ways... 

Our solution to this problem has been to write the name of the color, the store, and the sheen on the wall switch  closet to the door. Yeah we know its a clever idea. But its not always the best way to do this. We are constantly trying to push the envelope to figure out better ways to do everything. And we are not about to skimp out on getting our customers a fail proof way to remember the color of the wall paint even ten years later. 

Have the paint store print you up an extra sticky label the next time you have paint mixed for you. Tell them to leave the backing on the sticker because your gonna stick it to something else entirely. It doesn't matter what store mixes your paint: Lowes, Home Depot, Sherwin Williams, or where ever sells paint they all have the same ability to print extra labels. The computers they use can print out a thousand copies because the computer has no idea how many cans its labeling. What you do with the extra label is the cool part. 

Here is a step by step photo explanation of how to keep your favorite paint color close at hand: 

Its a pretty simple process. Simply put the sticker on the back of the switch cover, cut out the holes, and reattach the cover. Don't worry about getting the entire label on the back of the cover. Some stores make labels that are way to big for the cover. Just cut down the excess to fit it on the back while preserving any crucial information for the color sheen and store. 


  1. Thanks for the post loaded with so many information on wall paint.Stopping by your blog helped me to get what I was looking for.


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