Behr's code # for ASCP "Florence"

I took my used can of ASCP "Florence" to Home Depot today and had the sweet co-worker match it up to Behr's paint and prime. I'm attaching a picture of the code. I feel like I've hit gold!!! I'll mix this with my fave recipe: 1 cup paint, 1 tablespoon Plaster of Paris, 1-2 tablespoon Calcium Carbonate (ordered from Amazon 5# for $5) and 1 tablespoon warm water. Mix till consistency of sour cream. Add to paint. Mix in blender. Store in air tight container. I may or may not add Floetrol if I want a smooth look.
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  • Michele Eures Michele Eures on May 29, 2014
    Thanks for posting that. I read on here that if you spray the end of your paint brush or piece you're working on with water, it makes a smooth finish. I tried this with the bathroom cabinets I just painted and it worked. I didn't need the Floetrol.

  • Mitziblueyes Mitziblueyes on May 29, 2014
    I wondered about that! I love the cord of ASCP but can't get myself to pay the price for such a little can! Attempting this weekend to mix my first homemade batch!

  • Judy Parkey Judy Parkey on May 29, 2014
    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 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 BarcelonaOrange Behr CarrotStick 204B-7 ASCP Antoinette Behr Plymouth Notch 180E-3 I modified this list from the following link. It is correct to the best of my knowledge. Behr changed their numbering system from the time the original blog entry was made.

  • Becky Becky on May 29, 2014
    Wow! What a great help. Thank you so much!

  • Louise Louise on May 29, 2014
    I guess I missed previous posts. I have no idea what this is or what it's for. Can you fill me in?

  • Judy Parkey Judy Parkey on May 29, 2014
    Sure! Annie Sloan Chalk Paint is expensive but the colors are the bomb!!! A few years ago a blog owner matched up Behr paint and Sherwin William paint numbers to ASCP colors. The Sherwin William paint has had marginal results for some people when made into chalk paint. Behr paint does very well. The list did not include the color "Florence". Today I took my can of ASCP (38.95 before tax) to Home Depot and had it computer matched. I took a picture of the code number. Anyone who now wants a color a lot like "Florence" in Behr paint can ask for a can of paint with the same number as in the pic. I then listed the the ASCP color names with the Behr equivalent number I transcribed from the blog that is listed on that entry. The Behr numbers have changed a time or two from when the blog was written. When you are as color illiterate as I am...this makes things so much easier...kinda like coloring by numbers! And, now that I am retired spending $40/quart is out of the question when I can spend < $15 and add Plaster of Paris, Calcium Carbonate and water.

    • Leslie Long Leslie Long on Jun 02, 2014
      @Judy Parkey Thanks Judy for sharing this. I love Annie Sloan paint but yes, it is very pricey. Just an can name the Home Depot color matched paint if you want to. You just need to tell the paint associate before they "skip" that step. So many associates just skip over it but I would name this one "ASCP Florence" and then you will know....and another tip....they can save it in their computer system (each store has their own but cannot transfer to another HD) under your phone number so if you lose the can, they can still look it up. I work at HD so I know this to be true :) Good luck!

  • Kym Kym on May 29, 2014
    Thank you for this info! I am on Disability and can't afford ASCP anymore so this is wonderful info to have! How much Plaster of Paris, Calcium Carbonate & Water do you add to a quart of paint? Also where do you buy Calcium Carbonate? Thanks, Kym

  • Judy Parkey Judy Parkey on May 30, 2014
    Kym, I use 1-2 tablespoons of Calcium Carbonate. 1 tablespoon of Plaster of Paris. 1 tablespoon warm water or enough to make it look like sour cream. 1 cup of latex paint. The Plaster of Paris keeps the wood tannins from coming thru and I'm tempted to leave it out if I know for sure wood tannins will not be a problem. Floetrol after it is mixed makes it very smooth and removes all brush strokes but it is not necessary. See an about post that says dipping your brush in water and then paint will do the same. (I do that too but think Floetrol is the bomb. Using it a tablespoon or so at a time it will last a long time. Plus, in my Oklahoma heat it will help more than water.) I get the Calcium Carbonate from Amazon and the amount should be enough to last for years. I am on disability, too, and understand the need to cut costs while still being creative. God bless you!

  • Kym Kym on Jun 01, 2014
    Thank you so much Judy! With the ASCP, you don't need to prime. Is that the case with this mixture too? I can't wait to try it out! I just got a gallon of Floetrol on clearance at Home Depot for $1.28. I had never used before, now I wish I had bought the rest of them!

  • Jen Andrews Jen Andrews on Oct 15, 2019

    If someone happens to buy a can of ASCP in "Svenska Blue", can you PLEASE be so generous as this woman and have it color matched at Home Depot??? I have searched the entire web for a match and have come up with nothing. Very frustrating! TIA