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i am painting my living i bought i gallon of paint whichi thought was enough.we have gone back 2 more times trying to match this color i have the receipt the original can i have i went to paint this morning and now the paint is one shade lighter then the other one that didnt match.any ideas?

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Asked by cleo1977 at 10:56 AM on Nov. 13, 2009 in Home & Garden

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  • Paint is always a shade lighter when it's wet.

    Answer by SWasson at 11:33 AM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • its dry now and its still lighter.i mean 3 shades lighter???

    Answer by cleo1977 at 11:55 AM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • On the top of the can they usually put a sticker with all the color codes used for that particular can of paint. Do the codes match? If not, then take the info from the sticker to the store and give them that info.

    Answer by Christina807 at 8:15 PM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • man, this happens so often. paint can never ever be truly matched can to can even with the computer. when you buy mixed custom paint, you should either buy a 5 gallon container of it or buy exactly what you need and mix all the cans you bought in one large container to insure consistency and then pour back into the original cans.
    since that didn't happen with you guys, you can do a couple can go buy one more can or two and then mix all that you have together and use that combo. Or you can save one odd color and do one accent wall with that. then go back to the store and buy enough paint mixed for all of the other walls. other than that, to get the whole room exactly the same, you will need to formulate your coverage and buy enough paint all at once. sorry.

    Answer by jewjewbee at 10:50 PM on Nov. 13, 2009

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