once it was decided that we'd be using 'retro avocado' on the coop, i used the 'eden prarie' for a smaller project.
we have a cute little chair that's been around for decades and i thought i could dip the legs for a touch of color.
i literally put the feet of the chair into the sample paint tub, pulled it straight back up, gently wiped the bottom with a paint sample card, and set it to dry on parchment paper.
occasionally i'd walk by and move the foot to a new spot on the paper to keep it from sticking later on.
worked like a charm.