Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Little Rock, AR
Just thought I would post an update to this thread. I printed out the formulas for Home Depot.(post #1) and Lowes (post #12) Neither can be made now due to component changes over the years.
Lowes has discontinued the base paint listed. The color additives were still good, so out of curiosity the clerk went ahead and mixed up a quart with their present base color--telling me that if it did not come out right, I wasn't obligated to buy it. it was way too dark --being more dark gray than olive, so I had to pass.
I then went to Home Depot. The clerk there told me that all of the colorant names or codes were different now. At some point in the last few years they had updated all the paint formulas and codes. He didn't offer to take a shot at it for free, so that was another dead end.
I may try the Sherman Williams formulas next since at least one of those was posted as late as 2012---or conversely call one of the current full size carriage makers to see if they can help me with a color chip.
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