Saturday, August 4, 2012

Paint Tip

My husband always sends me little things from LifeHacker that he knows I will find interesting. With a painting project coming up soon in my own house, I thought this tip was too good not to share with my friends!

Paint the Inside of Light Switch Covers to Simplify Buying More of That Color in the Future

By David Galloway, Aug 4, 2012 7:00 AM

The next time you repaint a room in your home consider painting the inside of your light switch cover with same paint you use on the walls; if you ever need more of that color you can remove the cover and take it in to be matched.

You can also keep track of your room colors by applying the label from your paint can or just writing with a Sharpie on a piece of painter's tape the brand, color name, and swatch number, as shown in the photo above and mentioned before by Lifehacker. With many designer paint pallets switching regularly I think color matching the light switch cover has your best chance of success but there's no reason you can't use both techniques to make sure.

This tip comes Pinterest user Harriet von Grinsven Cameron and the image is from Reinman Publications. 


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