COMMUNITY FORUM

Never again RL Paint

03:04AM | 03/03/12
Member Since: 03/03/12
1 lifetime posts
Bvbrush
I had some water issues shortly after I bought my house causing the need to redo a finished basement. I had used Ralph Lauren pain because I liked the color and couldn't find it anywhere else. (Traditional TH40 Thoroughbred) I have to say though it is the worst paint I've ever used. It took two coats to get any kind of coverage on primed drywall. And even six years later, any where you even brush against it it shows grey streaks. Anyway, very chalky, thin paint. Horrible.

I'm trying to redo a room now using better paint and having discovered Sherwin Williams I thought I'd have them try color matching it. What I've ended up with is a modified version of their Bitter Chocolate in the Duration paint, and it isn't close at all. It's purpleish. And while I've loved using their Superpaint, the Duration didn't cover well in one coat the same way and will leave me having to put a second coat on just to solidify my purple angst.

Does anyone out there have any experience with this? How can I match my paint? Half of my basement including laquered pub tables are in the RL paint color so I need to get this as close as possible.

Help. Please.

LarryG

08:25AM | 03/03/12
Member Since: 07/22/04
525 lifetime posts
Without knowing exactly what happened I'd be inclined to lean toward operator error as opposed to material defects.

danielleb

08:27PM | 03/04/12
Member Since: 12/20/10
130 lifetime posts
Just plugging it in to google shows me that you're not alone in that thought. They have a lot of bad reviews so something is going awry with it.

You may not be able to match it exactly but Home Depot can color match pretty close. If all else fails, pick a coordinating color and make sure that your walls are primered to seal in the RL paint first.

munchkinclif

02:44PM | 05/04/12
Member Since: 04/18/12
26 lifetime posts
There really isn't any "easy" way to do it. You're just going to have to do it the best you can by eye.
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... Reused steel windows create an eye-catching splashguard in this walk-in shower. The vintage factory windows bring an inter... A galvanized steel tub is a surprising but charming fixture in this bright and breezy screened patio. It's perfect for was... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... If you lack plumbing skills but have a good sturdy tree, here's the easiest outdoor shower solution of all: Simply attach... Need a window and a door in a tight space? A Dutch door with a window may be your answer. These useful doors are split hor... How do you like this smart use for an old bottle? Clamp an empty wine bottle to a fence or wall near your outdoor deck or ... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... Repurpose birthday hats to create a string of lanterns for your porch, patio, or garden. Cut the tip of the cone, punch h... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp1