Spring is the beginning of moving season and one of the things you are going to want or have to do when moving is some sort or painting. Whether its some touch ups from dinging walls or having to repaint an entire room, chances are you are going to have to paint.
Today we are going to talk about matching paint. One of the best tips I can give is to save your color codes when originally purchasing the paint. This can save you a ton of time and aggravation later on. Unfortunately the paint codes are specific to each vendor. So a paint code for Home Depot will not work at Lowes. BTW, Sherwan Williams purchased Duron. So if you have old Duron codes just go to Sherwan Williams and they can take care of you.
If you don't have to codes, you only have one option other than repainting the entire room a different color and that is to take a sample of the old paint to your preferred vendor. You will need to remove a quarter sized paint chip and take it with you. Of course you will have a little drywall repair to do now but its the only way to get the proper paint code.
Lastly, lets talk about storage. As long as the paint can is sealed tightly and stored in a place where it won't freeze, paint will last years but if it freezes, the pigment will change and you will have to get new paint.
I hope these tips will save you some time and aggravation the next time you need to do some painting!!!