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Matching faded paint touchups
« on: July 13, 2018, 08:10:05 PM »
I have a lot of touchups to do on the exterior of my house. Fortunately, I have the original paint, unfortunately, the paint is faded on much of the house. So when I touch up, the new paint is less than perfect match -- it looks more vibrant and saturated than the old paint.

How can I get this to match?

This is Miller brand acrylic exterior paint.

Raymond Reddington

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Re: Matching faded paint touchups
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2018, 06:21:10 PM »
Bring a "faded" paint chip to the paint store, they will color match for you.


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Re: Matching faded paint touchups
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2018, 11:28:32 AM »
About the only way to do it is to color match the faded paint as mentioned above and either "feather" it into the old paint or paint an entire section that is divided by a corner or something that visually breaks it up. It is very hard even color matching to get an exact replica that isn't noticeable to some degree.


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Re: Matching faded paint touchups
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2018, 12:00:43 PM »
Use the paint you have to paint the entire wall of the house. Otherwise, you'll spend half your life trying to match all of the differently faded sections of the house. Painting the whole thing doesn't take that long.