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Old 2015-10-04, 08:28 PM
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I bought a quart of Dulux Diamond paint for touch up purposes. The sample blob on the top of the can matches perfectly with my existing wall paint but once I put the new paint on my wall, it is really dark.

Any ideal why that is? It's been six hours plus and the colour still hasn't lightened.

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Lighting?

If you are trying to match a builders paint, you will have a very hard time doing such.
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Lighting?

If you are trying to match a builders paint, you will have a very hard time doing such.

Very true...And this is due to the fact they add water to it so it doesn't clog their spraying machines. The painters for Cardel told me straight up, the paint is thin and sucks because we add water...
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The reason I went with Dulux is because this is the brand that my builder uses and I didn't have a sample but I did have the name of the paint. They still had it listed on the Dulux website and they had no problems mixing up a quart.

I thought it was because the paint brush wasn't cleaned off enough from a previous project so I tried another brush. I understand that it won't be a perfect match, especially from five plus years ago but it shouldn't be this dark. I even painted a small piece of wood and it comes out lighter.

Now that I have a sample, I'm going to go back to Behr. Never had issues with Home Depot matching colours. Looks like I'm going to have re-paint that entire wall regardless.
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The reason I went with Dulux is because this is the brand that my builder uses and I didn't have a sample but I did have the name of the paint. They still had it listed on the Dulux website and they had no problems mixing up a quart.

I thought it was because the paint brush wasn't cleaned off enough from a previous project so I tried another brush. I understand that it won't be a perfect match, especially from five plus years ago but it shouldn't be this dark. I even painted a small piece of wood and it comes out lighter.

Now that I have a sample, I'm going to go back to Behr. Never had issues with Home Depot matching colours. Looks like I'm going to have re-paint that entire wall regardless.
Wow! That's A LOT darker....I thought you meant just a shade darker or something. It should be closer...Unless of course the builder used a different colour than they were supposed to in the first place??

I know at one point, we had a wall that had to be painted again. And the painters brought the wrong paint with them to our house. Ours was called Worldly Grey, and they brought a different one. So it does happen...
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We always used to cut out a chunk of drywall and take it to Home Depot to scan and match it like a regular paint chip.
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