ASCP Color Equivalents in Behr Paints
For a color where there is not a Behr equivalent but there IS a Sherwin Williams (SW) i.e., ASCP Paloma with SW Imagine 6009 or Veiled Violet SW 6268 ask the Home Depot paint tech to look up Behr's closest match or a computer match for that color. That is how I got a match for Greek Blue. I found "somewhere" (I think in the comments in the original blog) that the closest match was Benjamin Moore's Athen's Blue. I hope the Sherwin Williams numbers are correct. I have not checked them. I do not recommend using the SW sample pots based on the comments I've read.
Another thing I do is collect and save the paper color sample chips. I write the ASCP name on the equivalent. I think of the colors with the ASCP name and that is probably not proper, sorry Annie. I keep them clipped together and in my purse. When I want another can I pull out the sample paper chip and say, "I want quart of this".
I only mix up one cup at a time. I have read the paint could get moldy if not used up right away. Last night I read to put a few drops of lavender in the paint to prevent mold. Lavender essential oil is an antibacterial and I will start doing that with the next batch. (If I come across that blog I'll add it)
I found this blog last night and she has valuable info. http://www.flyingc-diy.com/2014/03/02/chalk-paint-recipe-roundup-mix-chalk-paint/ I had not heard of "slaked chalk" before. I think it amounts to mixing up the Calcium Carbonate the night before with distilled water. I looked up Kremer's on Amazon and didn't find it. The Calcium Carbonate I get on Amazon is <$9 and free shipping. I have a grinder and could grind it up more but it seems sufficiently fine to me. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HFFD3O8/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I use Plaster of Paris in my recipe because it keeps the wood tannins from coming thru. Even at 40/qt wood tannins will come through with ASCP...I found that very irritating. It makes the finish a bit rougher. If I knew for a fact wood tannins were not going to be an issue I'd leave it out.
This is the blog where I got my chalk paint recipe. http://inmyownstyle.com/2013/09/furniture-makeover-mixing-diy-chalk-paint-recipes-colors.html
I'm making this composite list as I was asked to do so by another reader. None of this hard work is my own and I am not claiming it as such. I have transcribed into reviewed blogs. I have tried to give credit to all of the original writers. The one I cannot find is "adding a few drops of essential oil of lavender to the paint". I'll keep looking for that blog.
ASCP Old White Behr Polished Pearl PPU6-90
ASCP Old Ochre Behr Pecan Sandie 700C-3
ASCP Paloma NO BEHR SW Imagine 6009 or Veiled Violet SW6268
ASCP Country Grey Behr Baja UL160-17
ASCP Paris Grey Behr Sparrow 780F-4
ASCP Cream Behr Hummus UL-180-17
ASCP Versailles Behr Outback 390F-4
ASCP Arles Behr Arizona 290D-4
ASCP Louis Blue Behr Sonata 530E-3
ASCP Duck Egg Blue Behr Gray Morning 490F-4
ASCP Emporer’s Silk Behr Indiscreet UL110-6 (Home Depot did not have a sample card on display. Store clerk had to look it up in “a book”)
ASCP Henrietta Behr 690F-4 Midsummer Dream
ASCP Scandinavian Pink Behr Terra Cotta Urn UL 120-17
ASCP Provence Behr Gulf Winds 500F-5
ASCP Antibes Green Behr Caterpillar 430B-6
ASCP Primer Red Behr Burnished Mahogany 160F-7
ASCP Emile NO BEHR SW Soulmate 6270
ASCP Chateau Grey Behr Wilderness 390F-7
ASCP Greek Blue Benjamin Moore Athens Blue or Behr's code # 684014265566
ASCP Napoleonic Blue Behr English Channel PPU14-19
ASCP Graphite Behr Stealth Jet 780F-7
ASCP Olive Behr Crocodile 380F-7
ASCP Old Violet Behr Magic Spell 590F-5
ASCP Aubusson Blue Behr Cathedral 520F-6
ASCP Pure White Behr Powdered Snow WD-700
ASCP French Linen Behr Ashwood 720D-4
ASCP Coco Behr Ethiopia UL 160-20
ASCP Barcelona Orange Behr Carrot Stick 204B-7
ASCP Antoinette Behr Plymouth Notch 180E-3
ASCP Florence Behr request the following code # 684014271871
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