I am making some repairs on the trim on my house and found the
original paint color codes but do not know the manufacturer and am
seeking your help. The color codes all start with DK and have a 5
digit number followed by a dash an a numner, e.g., DK 15592-1. I
believe that the -1 reflects the gloss level. This color was called
limetone. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
On Jul 27, 7:56 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Colors fade and gloss goes flat, take a sample wood piece to a real
paint store and have them match it, dry out a 6x6 sample so you can
see if they do it right, often they dry out a 1 inch sample that is to
That is what he wants to do, Match some older paint that has been in the
weather. If new paint is put in small areas as the old paint, it would look
like patch work. By using the color eye, you match what you see and not
what you had several years ago.
I know what he wants...what he'll get that way is far less likely to
please than one would hope, however.
The problem is it tends to accentuate the dirt and grime and oxidation
and the new simply looks dirty rather than actually matching.
ime, ymmv, etc., etc., etc., ...
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