If I buy a gallon of paint, any color, use it and determine that I need
more. What is the likelyhood that the next quart, gallon, 5 gallon bucket
of the stuff that I buy will match the color of the first gallon? I'm
making the assumption that the brand/quality of the paint will matter, but
let's say I buy top quality paint in some color (any color)?
Quality of the paint is probably less important on this point than skill
of the mixer. Custom colors should have the color codes marked on the
can..a number and letter for each base color used. Be sure to preserve
the markings/label so you can duplicate. The pro advice to diyers is to
mix part of the second gal with part of the first...so, if you are down
to the last 1/4 or so and it looks like you will need a second gal, get
it and mix before you use up all of the first gal.
If it is a factory color, then it is mixed in large batches and more
likely to be exactly the same; probably has a batch number on it to make
sure they are the same.
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