Printable Labels For Paint Cans and Color Binder Sheets

free printable label and binder sheet for labeling paint cans and creating a binder for paint colors. {Paint It Monday} The Creativity Exchange


Free printable paint labels & cards for labeling paint. {Paint It Monday} The Creativity Exchange


This week for Paint It Monday, I thought I would share these large printable labels for paint cans and also they can be used as home color binder sheets with you that I made over the weekend to organize all of my paints.

This project has been a long time coming and I have been wanting to come up with a large label for the outside of my paint cans.  I have about 25 plus cans of paint (please tell me I’m not the only one) and I just want to be able to look up at the shelves to go right to a color.  I made the labels huge, so I can really see my colors easily on the outside of the can and there is a spot on the label for the important info:


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free printable labels and binder sheets for labeling paint cans & keeping up with paint colors {Paint It Monday} The Creativity Exchange

These label sheets can also be used to organize and quick reference all of the paint colors used in your home.  The sheets look like this when filled out:


Free printable paint labels & cards for labeling paint. {Paint It Monday} The Creativity Exchange


I have also wanted to create a binder of all of the paint colors in my home so that I can take it with me when I pick out fabric and furniture. Using swipes of paint is more dependable than paint cards because the type of paint and finish can alter a color. This ensures a match!  Plus, I tweak almost every color any way.

The sheets look like this when you print them:


Free printable labels and binder sheet for organizing paints and paint colors {The Creativity Exchange}


So all you have to do is if you want to print labels, use 8.5″ x 11″ full sheet Permanent  labels and cut to label gallon paint cans.  If you want to create binder sheets to organize all of the paint colors in your home, just print out on standard white card stock.  Of course, you swipe your paint onto the square on the label and you can either wait for it to dry or dry it in seconds with a hair dryer on cool.

In order to print the label sheet, you will have to have Adobe Reader.  If you do not have Adobe installed on your computer, you can download it here for free.  To get to the file, just click the hyperlink directly below:

Free Printable Paint Labels/Binder Sheet

I sure hope you guys can use these! I know I can but I think it’s gonna take some time to get all 30 cans labeled.  I designed the labels for gallon cans and if you guys have a lot of quart size (I don’t), let me know in the comment section and I will create a smaller sheet that will fit on quart size and post it here.

Thanks for hanging out with me today and if you happened to miss last week’s Paint It Monday about dry brushing techniques, you can get to it by clicking the image directly below:

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14 Responses to Printable Labels For Paint Cans and Color Binder Sheets

  1. Cecilia says:

    Brilliant!! I absolutely love this idea and will definitely use it for my cans and in my home binder. Thank you!

  2. You clever, clever, girl! What a fab idea! And no, you aren’t alone in having 25 cans of paint in your house. Isn’t that standard for paint addicts like us? 😉

  3. Thanks for sharing…these are such a great idea. 🙂 We have a so many cans around our house I don’t even want to count. This is definitely something I will have to try.

  4. Laura Strack says:

    Cyndy, These labels are awesome! Thank you for sharing. Great idea!! Everyone who owns a home, needs them 🙂 Hugs, Laura

  5. Paula says:

    Thank you!! I’ve been keeping all of my chip samples in a Ziploc with notes on the reverse. This will be so much easier, neater and harder to lose.

    I will definitely be using these!

  6. great idea to have a label right on the paint can. I also keep a small notebook with information about each room-paint color(wall and trim), flooring, ceiling fan with all the data on where I purchased the item, cost, etc.

  7. Lesa says:

    You are brilliant! I am reposting on and putting them in a client gift kit!

  8. Lin says:

    Oh thanks so much for sharing these with us. I plan on getting all my paint organized. You are very smart to make these. Hugs.

  9. sherry hart says:

    Great idea Cyndy….would be great for clients when I give them a paint schedule! You are brilliant!

  10. Anne says:

    This is a wonderful idea – thanks so much for the printable that can do double duty!

  11. michele says:

    Love this!!! I will definitly use this too…I always have the paint store print me an extra label ( the one they put on the can) I stick it on the back of the sample card and keep it in a notebook. The problem with getting future paint without the can or label is the sheen and type of paint that was used it super important for touch ups. Thanks so much for the printable!

  12. Hi sweetie, OMG you just made my day. Tons of paint to organize and make a binder. I use general finishes also in pints and quarts any suggestions on the labels for those? Thank you, Thank you. Will definitely share 🙂

  13. Kathy says:

    Awesome idea!! Could you please send the labels to print for the quart size cans as well and if possible the pint?

    Thank you!!?

    • Cyndy says:

      Hi Kathy! I do not have labels made for the quart or pint size but you’ve given me the idea to create them and share on the blog! Stay tuned and I’ll email you when they are posted. Thanks for the great idea! 🙂

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