Having Your Paint Color Isn't Enough...

I can't tell you how many times I've had a client who's told me or one of my team they used Benjamin Moore HC-37 or Sherwin Williams SW 7060 but that's all they have for us. Well having the color is great and a step in the right direction but you need to know the brand,  type and sheen of that paint to really get it as close as possible to right result if you want to use that color again to re-roll a wall, touch up or paint another area to match that favorite room. If you don't have all that information your probably going to be frustrated....

The brand is fairly obvious but even within the same paint manufacture different types of paint within the line tint differently and if the sheen isn't the same that will cause issues too. The more sheen the deeper or clearer the color will look because the added sheen clarifies the color. So keep a record of what was really used on your project to achieve the best possible consistency or ask your painting contractor to give you a copy of what was used and or if they a copy on file with them. Usually the paint store where they purchased the paint will have it on their records for a decent amount of time too. Don't rely on the  used paint cans. Those disappear all the time. Trust me. Your painting projects or sharing what you did with others will be a lot easier when you take these steps.