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How to match paint colour?

ivanptr
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How to match paint colour?

Hi this is our first time painting our wall, and we just realize that the paint needs to be tinted before use.

We just moved into a new home and there is a blue wall which we want to paint it into the same color with other walls in the house.

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Problem is there are many names for different colors that make us dizzy, do we really need to take a sample chip of wall and bring it to Bunnings for color matching?

And how about we take some photos of the wall under natural light,  and bring it to Bunnings? We aren't not deadset on getting perfect match, similar is good enough for us.

Is the process like the following steps?
1) We take this white low sheen product to the counter
https://www.bunnings.com.au/walpamur-inside-4l-white-low-sheen-interior-paint_p1400755

2) Then we show the photo to the Colour Consultant

3) And Colour Consultant will tint the white low sheen paint to the color we want?

Is this how it works? Sorry for the silly question, we are still learning.


EricL
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Re: First time painting confusion

Hello @ivanptr,

 

The process for colour matching is actually not that difficult. In order to get an accurate or similar shade of colour, it will require a paint sample. The best place to get the sample from is the wall behind a door. Cut a small square piece about the size of a 10 cent coin. Bring this sample to the paint counter and they will do a colour paint match. At this time colour photos on your phone can't be used as a reference when mixing colour tints.

 

Once you have your paint matched, remember to purchase a Poly Wall Repair Kit to repair the little square you cut in the wall. Please remember to follow the instructions printed on the kit. Once the repair is dry you can then brush some paint over it. 

 

I suggest this step-by-step guide: How To Paint - DIY At Bunnings.

 

Please keep us updated with your paint project and if you need more information please let us know.

 

Eric

 

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ivanptr
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Re: First time painting confusion

Thanks! the picture is much clearer now, will do and update with latest progress!!

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ivanptr
Established Contributor

Re: First time painting confusion

@EricL Hi , we have a question about the process of tinting.

Wonder if we want to get the color we want in the picture above, do we need to get a bucket of white paint "as a base" for the Bunning experts to help us tint it? From white -> the wall color we want

Or we probably need to get other colored paint, like yellow or light beige, to further tint it?

Sorry for the silly question. First time doing it.



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EricL
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Re: First time painting confusion

Hi @ivanptr,

 

It's ok to ask questions we are happy to help. The paint specialist in the store will do the paint base picking for you. All you need to do is to bring the sample and ask for a colour match. After the paint match, the team member will do the rest for you. They will pick the base, add the tint and place the can in the paint shaker. They will then do an actual physical match against the paint sample you've brought in. 

 

Please remember that some paint shades behave in a certain manner. When fresh paint is placed on existing wall paint it sometimes looks like a different shade. You must give time for the paint to dry to see its real shade. If the paint match is very close you will not even see where you painted.  

 

If you need more information please don't hesitate to ask.

 

Eric

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ivanptr
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Re: First time painting confusion

Hi Eric, thanks a lot for the advice. the wall is nicely painted, really happy about the result esp for a beginner! :smile:


Thanks Bunnings and Eric!Thanks Bunnings and Eric!

However, our next challenge is the gable:

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The paint is peeled off due to lack of previous owner's maintenance.

Could you please tell me what exactly I need to do step by step to repaint it?

If I cut off small part from the gable for tinting wont it  be risky that I might further damage this gable if I chip too much?  if its an issue, I actually dont mind painting it with similar color.  

I have actually enquired a few roofers / painters, But they cant. They cant do it as they regard this as a small job unless substantial price is paid for their time.

So this is something I will do myself. I am young and fit and I have a mate to look out for me, so I could go to the roof to repaint it myself.
But I am clueless as to where to begin with.

Thank you for any help.




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StevieB
Projects Editor
Projects Editor

Re: First time painting confusion

Fantastic result @ivanptr. I'm sure @EricL will be pleased to hear that his advice was helpful. Thanks for sharing.

 

It's great to see that you started a new discussion to reach out to the community with your question. @EricL will also be happy to help when he's back on the site on Friday.

 

Stevie

 

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EricL
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Bunnings Team Member

Re: First time painting confusion

Hello @ivanptr

 

I'm glad to know your paint project was a success. Thank you for posting your project photos. If you need advice or information with any other projects you have around the house, please let us know. 

 

Eric

 

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