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Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by Brian84, 1st Aug, 2015.

  1. Brian84

    Brian84 Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,

    I am looking to render my house within the next month or so and I have found a colour that I like but can't seem to match it with any samples.

    Is there a way I can find out the name of the colour by showing someone a pic?
     
  2. bob shovel

    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    Paint shops and bunnings etc have paint matchers. They should able help
     
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    Thanks bob
     
  4. Chilliblue

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    FWIW The sample needs to be about the size of your smallest finger
     
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    I think they scan it into a fancy machine and they can match it.
     
  6. Brian84

    Brian84 Well-Known Member

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    I only have it in a photo. Will that be ok.
     
  7. Chilliblue

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    No you need an actual sample if you are planning on matching it as colour can change when photographed.
     
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  8. Brian84

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    Thanks chilliblue, I just had a look on the dulux website to try and find something close
     
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    I rendered my house without any colour then painted. Easier to match if you have any cracking or repairs to do later.
     
  10. bob shovel

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    just take the photo to the shop and start picking through the colour charts. how particular are you?? you should be able to narrow it down, or go to a paint shop and they may be able to pick it straight out if its a popular colour
     
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    Seems to be pretty popular. I have narrowed it down to a few colours of the dulux website