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Paint Trick

With this simple—and secret—technique, you’ll never forget a paint name.

Painting a few walls for a weekend project? Whether you are redoing the whole house or just a single room, try this method for recording each color. Remove a switchplate in the room and on the back affix a few strips of masking tape that identify the paint colors for each wall. This way, when it’s time for a touch-up, you’ll always have the right paint names to reference.

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