On 22-Dec-2003, email@example.com (davefr) wrote:
How do they determine that it's perfect?
I watched the HD employee do it - they did nothing but put the chip
in the sampler and the pigmented paint can in the mixer. I painted
and couldn't see any difference. This in a room with bright sunlight.
There are questionable brands at HD, but there are some good ones as
I realize that it's fashionable to dump on HD and others, but there
are _few_ paint stores that are better. I live in a city of several
million and there is _one_ paint store with an excellent reputation.
Meanwhile, HD sells paint to me without me travelling halfway across
town, struggling to find parking and paying a higher price. YMMV
On Sun, 21 Dec 2003 22:30:12 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
We needed to paint our porch the same color as our new sidings and
took the sample of siding to Lowe's for them to match. The clerk waved
the sample in front of whatever little scanner they use and it was
mixed in about ten minutes. He then smeared a sample of the paint on
to our siding sample. In five minutes when the paint dried you
couldn't tell where the paint had been daubed on.
I'd say it was a good match. <g>
"...What they say, don't believe;
Every hope needs room to breathe.
Show me where it says
I can't keep dreamin'.
Ain't no law that says
I can't keep dreamin'..."
.....Rupert Holmes, "Show Me Where It Says"
Just from experience, I've noticed that what looks like a good match indoors
under fluorescent lighting and outdoors on a sunny day aren't always the
same thing. Especially after the paint has dried or aged or whatever it is
after a few weeks.
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