Label Your Paint Cans – Quick Tip

If your in the middle of a restoration or about to start one, there is a good chance you will go through numerous cans of paint.  What happens if you forget which paint was used on each part, you might accidentally use the wrong paint on the wrong component.


Save yourself the frustration and label each of your paint cans with Masking Tape.


On the Masking Tape, write down the paint color and the parts it was used on, you’ll never get your paint mixed up again.  This is especially helpful for touch up work in the future.


Check out the Eastwood Blog and Tech Archive for more How-To’s, Tips and Tricks to help you with all your automotive projects.  If you have a recommendation for future articles or have a project you want explained don’t hesitate to leave a comment.

– James R/EW




  1. I am using epoxy primer, my question is I have a few metal areas and some aluminum will the epoxy primer bond or do I need to use a self etching primer on these areas first

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