Take this sample to the paint store for matching. Hold the cards up against the ceiling.
Wendy Heelein manager and lead design consultant at highly rated Barron Paint and Decorating Center in Grayslake Illinois says a label that shows the paints formula and sheen will help the store mix a match.
Match old paint color on wall repairs. I recently met a frustrated woman in a paint store who said that she had over fifty small cans of paint in her basement. Even if you know the paint name or shade its formula may have changed slightly over the years. If you dont have a paint chip bring home paint sample cards from a paint supply store.
If you have no idea of the brand. Paints sheen can change over time as the paint ages or objects rub against the walls surface and your touch-up coat may not match well enough. Paint companies have discontinued paint colors for years.
PPG Behr Sherwin-Williams Valspar Benjamin Moore and Farrow Ball. Over time cheap wall paint may simply not dry to the original color no matter what you do. Step 1 Read the paint cans label to see how long the paint takes to cure.
Older stucco is harder to match and if you are getting a custom color match then you will be matching the faded stucco itself and not the original color that the stucco was. These cans represented failed attempts at trying to perfectly match a wall color. Cut an oval-shaped 1x 2 slot in the wall piercing only through the surface of the paper.
Pick quality paint. Before you attempt to change the sheen its important that you let the paint fully cure. Just select your paint color and it will show you all the closest paint matches.
Use sandpaper with grit to approximate the old wall. If the identifying paint label is still attached to the can the paint store. While the paint is being matched make your wall repairs.
The match will be the same color that the faded stucco is and will be close to that color. Use the knife to lift a corner of the paper and then peel it from the wall. Drying times can impact the look of interior paint and the moisture content of said paint can influence drying times.
An easy way to match your existing paint color is to simply take a knife and peel off the top layer of paint says Scott Specker owner of Five Star Painting in Suwanee and Alpharetta GA. It is important to understand that the color appearance of wall paint is as dependent on the wall surface texture as it is on the paint pigments. We offer color matches of over 250000 colors across over 100 color standards and paint brands including Pantone and RAL as well as color matches from more than 100 paint brands.
Select cards from the family of colors you think closely matches your ceiling. Be sure to use an area with plenty of light so you can clearly see the colors. Paint matching has driven many people close to the edge of insanity.
Bring in a Match Your local paint store only needs about a 1-inch square of the original color to make a match. An easy way to match an existing wall color is to take the original can of paint to the store where you purchased it. An eighth of an inch deep is plenty.
Dilute the paint by 5 to 10 percent with water for latex-based paint or mineral spirits for oil-based paint. Stored paints can lose moisture making it more difficult for touch-ups to match the original coat. Lower quality paints offer less in the way of color consistency than high quality brands.
The cleaner the cut the easier the patching. MyPerfectColor matches discontinued paint colors from Ralph Lauren Paint Martha Stewart Paint Disney Paint and many more. Diluting paint adds moisture which slows the wicking rate and increases the time needed for the paint to set up.
Matching an existing paint color is sometimes easier said than done. Match My Paint Color is a tool to match paint colors between the major paint manufacturers.