Color matching advise

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Color matching advise

Post by Javidr » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:09 am

Hi! Let me introduce myself. My name is Javi and I have just bought a house

The main bedroom wall has some damage as there was a tv mount rack installed there, so I have to repaint that bit

I have taken a sample of the painting and I have handed it to b&q to do the color match but... it doesn’t match at all. The color they have given me is too light

Which advise can you give me to try to match a color in the wall? The only information I have is that the brand is dulux and that’s all...

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Re: Color matching advise

Post by OchAye » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:58 am


Unless the room is recently decorated (say one or two months ago) even if you had the same paint that was used you would not be able to just patch where the TV was. It is most likely that the room was decorated a long time ago and that is why you see a patch of different colour where the TV was. Rooms get dirty over time and for example, it will be dirtier above the TV than below.

You have a slim chance that if you wash down the wall (use sugar soap and warm water, and rinse afterwards) the wall will clean up and be one colour. But if you wash down the wall, it is also possible that you may wash off the emulsion so no heavy/prolonged rubbing. Your alternative is to paint the whole wall which you may have to do if the wash goes wrong ... or hung a picture there for now, and wait for better weather and redecorate the whole room. The latter would be my choice.
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Re: Color matching advise

Post by Have Brush Will Travel » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:45 am

Go to a Dulux trade centre, tell them the name of the original paint and they will match it

Dont try to touch up a small patch, paint the whoile wall and cut it in to the existing wales
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Re: Color matching advise

Post by wine~o » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:37 pm

My advice would be don't even try to colour match... just recoat in your preferred colour.
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