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Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by stevepbuk, 14 Apr 2020.

  1. stevepbuk

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    Hi,

    I got some painting done around 6 years ago and the paint was mixed to match a Dulux colour called luscious lime. This has now been discontinued. Does the picture of the paint have any details on I can use to get the same colour mixed. There is a small amount of paint left but it's slightly a different colour when using it. I imagine this is because it is old as it seems really runny.

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    Steve
     

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    Hi Stevebuk, take the used tin of paint into most decorating centres they will be able to mix it up perfectly for you. They have a machine that will find the ral code you need. Hope this helps.
     
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    Great thanks. The only issue I have is the small remainder of paint isnt exactly the same colour as it's like water. Will they still be to work out the colour.

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    They will scan the paint colour on the tin and match it perfectly.
     
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    Brilliant mate. Thank you.

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    the runs down the side of the can show the dried colour.
     
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    The paint from 6 years ago may have weathered so new paint matched from the can may not be a perfect match
     
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    Hi would the drips on the side of the tin not be the correct colour as mentioned above. Thanks
    Steve
     
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    Could depend on whether the runs on the tin were subject to the same degree of weathering.Hold the tin by the painted surface for a comparison
     
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    Steve you could take a colour chart in from six years ago they will still match the ral colour with the scanning system. You could get the ral code off Dulux if you wanted to.
     
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    Thanks mate
     
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