Catalog Paint Colors with Photos

When it comes time to touch up walls that have been marked or scratched, trying to find the correct paint can on the storage shelf is a huge headache. Even if you do manage to find the correct color for a room, the can may so old and rusted that the paint inside is useless. To make shopping for new cans of my existing paint colors easier, I started taking pictures of the labels and uploading them to the cloud, so I can find them later. Then I bring the photo with me to the store, and the associate can whip up a can of the same color using the ID on the label. — JD Williams The same concept works …

Anti Slip Paint

Non-slip concrete paint: Better traction on concrete A non-skid additive Mix the nonskid floor additive with the paint. Then apply the paint to give the surface a rough texture to help prevent slips. If you’re concerned about potential falls from slipping on concrete steps, consider painting them with a special non-slip additive. Paint stores sell inexpensive additives that you mix with a gallon of any type of paint or solid-color stain to give you better traction on concrete surfaces. The additive won’t change the color of the paint or stain, but it provides texture to improve traction. Don’t expect a completely slip-resistant surface. Stir the additive into the paint (one package per gallon), then apply the paint with a paintbrush …