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 Sticks

The 5 best ways to test paint colorsFigured out which paints you like best? Great! Now let’s get to the next test: paint sticks. Another free tool for testing the color, paint sticks are an often overlooked option. You already use them to stir up the paint, so they are going to be colored up. Wait for the paint to dry and then use them in the same manner as paint chips.

The reason this is a good idea is the sticks will reflect finish of the paint. This can be nice in comparing the glossiness factor next trim, baseboards, and ceiling paint. Just make sure to keep track of which color is which!

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Paint Sticks

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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.