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I love Testors paint, but when there stored in my tool cabinet, it's impossible to see what colours are where, so I spent a little time putting a small blob of paint on each lid, problem solved....

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I've been doing that for 20 or 30 years. 

If I'm airbrushing the color, I'll airbrush the whole top of the cap the color. 

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I do that too, it's definitely easier then sifting though the bottles to figure out whats what....

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Just did the same thing except I used a round white sticker label on the lid first. Some of the darker colors kinda disappear against the black lid. Also added the paint ID number as well.

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On 9/11/2020 at 12:02 PM, GeeBee said:

I love Testors paint, but when there stored in my tool cabinet, it's impossible to see what colours are where, so I spent a little time putting a small blob of paint on each lid, problem solved....

Not just for Testors - I've been doing something like that for years. cabinet3.jpg.2e593ae7b8b58d879c6382673b57a709.jpgcabinet2.jpg.ab0b3afe0fdf4a592befff4cd6c27ca0.jpg

Of course with Humbrol or Tamiya there is no need to do that.

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Pactra used to also show the paints color and its name on the caps.

 

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I use color dot stickers as well - yellow for acrylics, blue for enamels. White or orange for metallizers and detail washes. Since a majority of them are military colors, I label each dot the color name along with the FS number (Federal Standard number).

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