Budget-wise Paint Touch-up

2 Materials
2 Hours

Credit where credit is due... and this weekend I finally wanted to tackle a paint touch up job in our ensuite bathroom.

Home Depot to the rescue with a custom match paint sample pot (234 ml... but way more than I needed anyway) at the insanely low price of $4.97 plus tax!

HomeDepot has a computer that will not only match paint from a sample, but also recommends a sheen as well... which was super helpful.

We had changed our towel rack and the new one exposed previous paint colour as it was not as wide against the wall as the old rack.

We did not have any of the main paint colour or the name of it, so I removed a piece of the paint from the wall and took it to Home Depot.

Our sample chip...

Here's the other side "before"...

A little wall putty and sand...

Paint is wet... (it always dries darker)

Ta Daaaa!

And I can't tell the difference.

I am so pleased with the results!

Glad I was able to match this up without having to repaint the whole wall!

And with the cost of a quart of paint being almost as much as a gallon, it was amazing to find an alternative low cost solution for this very small job!

Thanks for looking!


Suggested materials:

  • Behr Marquee colour sample paint   (Home Depot)
  • Spackling, sanding paper, paint brush   (Supplies on hand)

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  • Janice Janice on Aug 24, 2021

    Shelley, Thanks for posting! I wasn't aware Home Depot would color match on such a small amount of paint. Great bargain for sure!

  • William William on Aug 24, 2021

    Good tip. Nice job. Good share