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Old 07-24-2009, 05:13 PM
 
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has anyone had experience mixing one brand's paint color in a different brand? i like a few benjamin moore shades and would like to get them mixed in behr paint. i went to home depot and they said they could do it, but was just wondering if anyone knew how accurate it was to do this?
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Old 07-24-2009, 05:22 PM
 
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They can match it by computer, any paint store has this ability. I am surprised they would though at your HD, here they have put in a new store policy that they won't match to a different brand, because they want to take the work out of it mostly.
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Old 07-25-2009, 03:07 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I wouldn't cross match BM to Behr. BM paint can't really be replicated by other manufacturers.
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Old 07-25-2009, 03:52 PM
 
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I thynik taht the computer matching isn't that close personally. Then even the tints they use vary just like so many things that are color. There are so many thgn s that they warn you are different form lot ot lot because its hard to match colors.Even professional p[ainters mix fro gallon to gallon to not have a sahde difference.
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Old 07-27-2009, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Dallas area
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Even if the computer matches the formula, the base tint colors they start with are all slightly different. So you would get a very similar color, but it could never be exact. If similar is fine, then go for it.
As a side note, I would not ever recommend Behr paint because it's so thin and you have to use so many coats! If you must use a "big box" paint brand I would try Valspar from Lowe's. It's 100% acrylic and I find it to be higher pigmentation.
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Old 07-28-2009, 12:27 PM
 
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I did it with a couple of Sherman Williams colors and had no problems. The match was perfect and I have been very happy with Behr. My dad would always recommend Benjamin Moore etc.. and while they are also good, with a good coat of primer ( I like zinzter - spelling ? ) the Behr went on just as nice.
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