posted Tue, 26 Oct 2004
Even if you KNOW you will remember, if you have leftover paint, write on the paint can what part of the house you painted with that paint.
If the person who lived in the house before you left paint in the basement and you are not sure which paint is for which part, it is better to test on a small patch of your dining room wall -- just trust me on this one -- with the white semi-gloss paint than a large patch.
When you finally do find the right white semi-gloss latex, write the room name on the can IMMEDIATELY. Do not even stop to make an entry in your journal as I am doing.
Write "Dining room" on the paint that matches the dining room wall. Write "NOT dining room" on the paint that doesn't. Noting the wrong paint is just as important as noting the right paint.
Another important thing. Just because paint is latex does not mean it is water base.
The end of the line
11 months ago