I nice little display of paint cans that are all pretty and matching was never going to happen. All my paint cans have drips of paint going down them (here’s a little tip: when you pour paint out of the can, do it so the front of the label is down so that when you spill paint over the edge you’re not covering up the information on the back). They get thrown in a closet in the basement.
But it would be nice to know what’s all lurking in there before I start a project without having to pull it all out. So I made a little spreadsheet that now lives on the inside of the paint closet door.
I figure I can update the spreadsheet when things change drastically and cross off things when I use up that paint. Because you know, you never know when you’re going to use up the sample can of Killala green paint (what do you suppose that was going to be for?)
|It’s called Killala Green, but you can call it Kermit green. And I have a can of it.|
How do you keep track of your paint? Or do you do the “Take a guess” method?