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  1. Matching colors can usually come close, but not always perfect, and particularly if the paint on the walls is more than a couple years old. But the best bet is to find something in that room that you can chip off. I'd suggest looking behind some of the electrical switchplates around the wall plug outlets, or behind light switches. Those plates are added after the walls are painted, so you might have some luck there. If there are any electrical connection boxes, like for a telephone that may have been painted over, or some section that's painted that can be removed. Or, if there's a baseboard painted or piece that can be removed. 

    Once you have a sample piece about 1" square or so, then take it to your local home center's paint department and ask for a sample size to match the color, they'll do the best they can to match.  And a small sample container is under $5 and enough to do what you need.  Just tell them you need a sample to match a color. There'll likely be a bit of a difference, but should be able to get close. 

    And just in case you didn't think of it, if you have the original paint can left over - if the paint is dried up, just bring the lid with you. If it's still wet, then mix it up but good, and make a small sample on a flat card to take to use for color matching. 

    UTC 2020-10-18 03:32 AM 0 Comments

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