Sometimes wall paint gets damaged or dinged, and then you have to go about repairing them. After you have repaired the actual hole in the wall, you obviously have to re-paint the area that was damaged. However, you painted that wall over 10 years ago and you can’t quite remember the exact color of the wall for touch up. In Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), most of the walls are comprised of drywall, and the older homes plaster. So there is a way to get this paint on the walls matched.
Most obviously, check your basement or garage for the extra paint. Many times you have stored it but may have forgotten. Hopefully the lid was labeled as well to help you narrow down where the previous paint that was painted. See our blog on “How to Store Paint” for details on how to do this.
If you don’t have the leftover paint from before, you’re going to need to get a sample from the area. First, you need to determine the finish of the wall paint that you originally used. If you don’t do this, even if you get the right color for the wall, the paint will not match. See our blog on How to Choose a Paint finish.
After you have determined the finish of your wall paint, you will need to get a sample of the paint that is on your wall.
After you have acquired your sample, take it to your local hardware (Home Depot , … ) or any other paint store in Toronto and deliver it to the paint specialist there.
Rarely, are their situations when the paint store is not be able to match the paint chip perfectly. But be aware that this does happen sometimes, especially with brighter, deep, and neon colours. Sometimes there isn’t much you can do about this. If it does happen to you, you will have to re-paint the entire wall or area with a colour close to it or a different color completely. The best thing to do is bring your chip to a paint store and look at their color pallets/samples on display. If this isn’t convenient, then get a big wall paint color fan deck and bring it home to try to match. It’s best to do this in daylight when the light in the room is the brightest.
Of course, if you were unable to find the correct color, why not repaint the wall?
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