Match paint by name?

kkfromnjOctober 4, 2010

Can HD/Lowes match a paint by name or do I need to bring in a chip?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Most ,if not all, paint stores have the formulas for other paint brands.
The chip(although not required) would help to compare it to after they mix it for you.

    Bookmark   October 4, 2010 at 9:46AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I am going thru this now with Glidden, which I don't like, but the contractor uses, and will take sample of Sherwin williams to them

    Bookmark   October 5, 2010 at 8:43PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

When you get to where ever they are mixing the paint for you ask them to copy using the Sherwin formula ....
Then if you want you can compare by asking them to color match on the machine..
When you go back with the end product you like make sure the follow the same formula..

BUT everything aside... I don't care for Glidden at all .
If the contractor will only use the paint he likes I guess there's a reason in his mind..

Buy the paint yourself and hire a painter...

    Bookmark   October 5, 2010 at 11:57PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

OOPS forgot to mention that I am a total DIYer.No pro here.

painterguy1....They can give great advise for you.

Start a new thread asking weather it's reasonable for the contractor to require that you only use Glidden ?

    Bookmark   October 6, 2010 at 12:08AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
how to get smooooth walls
The room Im painting has some areas original 1906 calcimine...
First Time Homeowner - Interior Paint Decision ProMar/SuperPaint/Aura?
Here we go... I just purchased a 1950s midcentury modern...
Living room and game room paint colors!! Help please!!
Hello everyone, I just bought my house and I need help...
What color yellow for cottage exterior
I'm painting my cottage this spring. I want to use...
Ann Guss
why does the cut in on walls look darker than the rolled walls?
Im a designer and the painter I use tells me this happens...
Michael Taylor Interiors
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™