How do match a paint colour

How do you match a paint colour on your wall, when you no longer have the paint can or swatch? ... Help???
Thank you,

  7 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Dec 09, 2017
    Do you know the color of the paint?

  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Dec 09, 2017
    If the paint has been up a while, what would be left in a can would probably not match now. If you know the color, you could possibly go buy enough to paint from one corner or another. If the entire room needs touching up, it is time to repaint!

  • Lori Verni-Fogarsi Lori Verni-Fogarsi on Dec 09, 2017
    You would need to scrape a chip off of somewhere such as behind a washing machine or another spot where you wouldn’t see it, and bring that chip to the store. If you don’t have a completely unnoticeable spot, you can still do it, and just patch/repair that spot and repaint it.

  • Hea21600687 Hea21600687 on Dec 09, 2017
    Chip off a small piece of the paint and take it to Lowe’s, Home Depot or a paint store that has a matching service. They can match it for you

  • Joseph Potts Joseph Potts on Dec 09, 2017
    if unable to remove a flake or so if you have a good phone tke a few pictures take with you to lowes pint dept tell them your story see if they are able to match your color

  • Tina worley Tina worley on Dec 09, 2017
    When you paint a certain paint you probably had a cloth color that matched. Like curtains towels or rug. Maybe take what a cloth that you already have that is the same as color of paint, and are you repainting?

  • Sna31736132 Sna31736132 on Dec 09, 2017
    Thank you everyone for your helpful tips the paint colour is a mint green ..
    I will take a chip and work with the paint experts 🙏🎄