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Original Kitchen Paint doesn't match

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by Rosstitute, 13 Nov 2019.

  1. Rosstitute

    Rosstitute

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    I bought a new house 6 months ago and we had a few chips in the paint around the kitchen, so I touched them up with an existing tin of paint that the previous occupants had used to decorate and were kind enough to leave.

    However, upon applying the paint and letting it dry, it appears to be a different colour as the photos demonstrate - I'm now left with patches all over the walls. I think the issue is that the paint left in the tin was the dregs and it may have separated possibly causing the colour difference
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    I have the original tin but can't seem to find anyone that stocks the same paint.

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    My question is, would "Overtly Olive" be the same colour regardless of the paint manufacturer? B&Q stock it but not sure if I will have the same issue with their paint

    Thanks for your help in advance!
     
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  2. ktuludays

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    No way is that the same paint that is on the wall. You may be looking at re painting those walls
     
  3. ellal

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    In future it might be sensible to paint a small patch in an out of the way area and see if it matches before dabbing it all over the walls!
     
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    exactly my thoughts
     
  5. HERTS P&D

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    Nice room.

    Andy
     
  6. Rosstitute

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    Hindsight is a wonderful thing - I had no reason to believe that there would be a clash in colours as I had done the same thing with other paints throughout the house

    you live and learn
     
  7. sircerebus666

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    Armstead is made by the same people that make Dulux trade.

    Have you not got any way of contacting the previous owners to find out who the decorator is who did the work, you never know they might know what the actual colour was.

    Might save you having to repaint the walls
     
  8. big-all

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    it looks like the colour off the cabinet and the paint marks on the tin should have put you on notice ??
     
  9. sircerebus666

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    Just noticed that the tin tells you were it came from.

    It was mixed at Dulux decorator centre in paisley

    They might tell you which decorator asked for it to be mixed if you can't get hold of the previous tenant
     
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