Best Ways To Test Paint Colors

Painting is one of the cheapest home improvement projects out there, but it still requires a lot of time if you do it yourself. A wrong choice in color could spell disaster. Will the color turn out as seen in your mind’s eye? To make sure you know the paint is going to be right for the room, use these 5 tips.

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Paint Chips

paint chip wall 1Better start off the list with the most obvious of techniques: paint chips. These colored pieces of paper are free, easy, and effective. The best part is they are made by the manufacturer so you know the color shown is a great representation. However, there are several other factors to consider. Paint chips don’t reflect the finish of the paint or the texture of the wall. It is a small square so it makes it difficult to compare from a distance.

The best goal with paint chips is to determine your final 2-3 choices and buy a sampler of each. Samplers is only $5 and they will end up saving you money in the long run.

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Paint Chips

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Tyler Golberg

Tyler is the founder of Home Maintenance Tracker and a writer for HomeSpot HQ, an easy to use tool for managing maintence and projects for every house.