I was involved in a conversation tonight that happened to bring up several points from this post I wrote almost a year ago, so it seems worth re-posting. Specifically the idea of saving a sample of your paint to keep on file and the fact that the ‘same’ color in different brands can be VERY different! Grab ‘Swiss Coffee’ samples from 3 different brands and compare if you doubt it.
There was a time when we didn’t have the amazing array of colors and brands of paint to choose from. A few standard palettes were what most everyone used and paint stores could probably even tell you what color you had by your description.
Now we have color matching computers with software that can match your preferred brand of paint to your favorite fabric if you bring them a good enough sample!
Most people have learned (some of us the hard way) the importance of over buying to insure there are leftovers of our custom colors when we pick out paints today. Whether it’s is from a paint chip in the store or your own blend you had created to match a color you loved from a favorite poster, having more is crucial to touch ups or if you decide to expand or re-use that color.
Yet, that extra paint…
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