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The job I am working on which they asked me to skimcoat/paint a few more rooms heard about Duration.. These were the ones that about had just about at gunpoint to use BM products.

So now they want the 2 rooms done in duration if possible, but SW does not have as many colors as BM I guess. The ones they picked out at BM are not available as colors from SW, but was curious how well they can color match off a sample card from BM? Anyone had any experience with this? I guess one of the dark blue colors cannot be made in duration though, thought that was weird.

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As long as it's not some super deep color they should be able to match it with Duration. Some of the extremely dark colors the can usually only do in Color Accents which isn't the greatest stuff, but is a decent latex. Not close to duration though.

Color matching is one of the reasons I use SW locally. I have used just about every paint store in town. All of the BM dealers are ma&pop establishments, and NOT ONE can match a paint color to save their life, ever. After a couple hundred color matches mis-matching you get tired of it. I don't know what it is, but they have an extremely hard time with it. I go to SW, match is damn near perfect every time, and I'm not the only one to experience that here. Wish I knew why...
 

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Color matching is one of the reasons I use SW locally. I have used just about every paint store in town. All of the BM dealers are ma&pop establishments, and NOT ONE can match a paint color to save their life, ever. After a couple hundred color matches mis-matching you get tired of it. I don't know what it is, but they have an extremely hard time with it. I go to SW, match is damn near perfect every time, and I'm not the only one to experience that here. Wish I knew why...
AA, I'm curious - do you know how each of the dealers is matching the paints? I mean, are they using computer scanners (colorimeter, spectrophotometer), using a cross-reference guide, or doing it buy eye??

When I worked for SW (this is pushing 10 years ago now :rolleyes: ), computer matching was just beginning to show up, and all the big box stores and quite a few of the smaller paint retailers would heavily advertise how they now did computer color matching. Meanwhile, SW, the biggest paint specialist, never had them. We always did it by eye, period.

I haven't had to get anything matched for a while, so I'm not sure what SW is using now, and what is differentiating them from the others, in your experience. Matching by eye is definitely an acquired skill. Also contributed to our mistint pile when a new guy would start learning.
 

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I don't know what type of equipment they use, but they all have the computer color mathcing system, SW included. My rep at SW gets the colors right every time. At BM, they would hardly ever get it right. It would be just a half a shade off, but enough to goof you up good. I remember, we would buy say 5 gallons for a job, in one color....one of their colors. Then, we need say, one gallon more, and it's a different color!! It's like they couldn't do the same color twice, doh!
 

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I don't know what type of equipment they use, but they all have the computer color mathcing system, SW included. My rep at SW gets the colors right every time. At BM, they would hardly ever get it right. It would be just a half a shade off, but enough to goof you up good. I remember, we would buy say 5 gallons for a job, in one color....one of their colors. Then, we need say, one gallon more, and it's a different color!! It's like they couldn't do the same color twice, doh!
man, reading your responses crack me up. :thumbup: I 'bout p'd my pants reading this thread.
 
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