Have you ever painted a room with a special tint only to find a year later that it’s in need of a touch-up? You could have a hypnotist put you under so you could remember that the color is Prussian Blue Cream, or you could do what I do.
I take the paint chip that I used to pick out the color, and I place it behind the light-switch cover. If I ever have to touch up the paint in that room, it doesn’t matter if I can’t remember the color. I just remove the lightswitch cover and retrieve the paint chip.
Jeremiah Schwenger, Egg Harbor City, NJ
Edited and Illustrated by Charles Miller
From Fine Homebuilding #245