If you are like most homeowners, you have several gallons of used paint that you just don't know what to do with. This week, I worked with three different clients that all had a paint storage problem.
Paint gallons take up a lot of space wherever you store them, and most likely, we will never open them again. Usually, people are just keeping them in order to remember the color and the room it goes in. After they dry up or go bad, what you have on hand is a very large, very heavy sticker.
But there are better ways!
If you don't want to keep any leftover paint, take a picture of the sticker. Save the photo on your computer, so that you can refer back to it if you need to buy more of that paint again.
If you do want to keep some paint on hand for touch ups, then pour some of the paint into a mason jar and use a round printable sticker to write or type the information on. That way you can refer back to the color code later if you need to buy another gallon.
Also, remember that you cannot dump paint into your garbage can to dispose of it. Depending on where you live, you need to take any unused paint to a waste disposal facility in your area.