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post #4456 of 5760

So our idea was to paint most rooms the same shade of brown as we repaired some wall dings and such.  One room was painted the new color but I had to make a repair when I changed out the smoke detector.  Well I get the same Valspar paint with the same color code and what happens?  A different shade of brown.  

 

My current dilemma is to keep the same shade of brown idea but have different cans for each room for touch ups or try some different colors for each room.  I have liked the one uniform shade but whenever I have to touch up one wall, I may have to repaint the whole wall so it matches at least the wall being repaired.  It should be close to the color of the other walls that it will not look totally out of place.

 

Thoughts on this?  I don't want to have camo walls in shades of brown whenever I have to repair something...

post #4457 of 5760
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Originally Posted by jbarwick View Post
 

So our idea was to paint most rooms the same shade of brown as we repaired some wall dings and such.  One room was painted the new color but I had to make a repair when I changed out the smoke detector.  Well I get the same Valspar paint with the same color code and what happens?  A different shade of brown.  

 

My current dilemma is to keep the same shade of brown idea but have different cans for each room for touch ups or try some different colors for each room.  I have liked the one uniform shade but whenever I have to touch up one wall, I may have to repaint the whole wall so it matches at least the wall being repaired.  It should be close to the color of the other walls that it will not look totally out of place.

 

Thoughts on this?  I don't want to have camo walls in shades of brown whenever I have to repair something...

Did you paint it on the touchup or are you just looking at it in the can?  Many times paint dries to a different color than what you see wet.  Try painting on a 2x4 or spare drywall and see if it changes.  If you did paint already, disregard.

post #4458 of 5760
Project update,

Last week took wall between kitchen/dining and re-framed half wall and header. Discovered floor joists were sagging quite a bit so removed subfloor and sistered the offending joists.

This week trades are coming in (plumber is here today), electrician is coming wednesday-thursday, hopefully that will all get signed off by Friday, the we can really start putting things together.
post #4459 of 5760
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Originally Posted by jbarwick View Post
 

So our idea was to paint most rooms the same shade of brown as we repaired some wall dings and such.  One room was painted the new color but I had to make a repair when I changed out the smoke detector.  Well I get the same Valspar paint with the same color code and what happens?  A different shade of brown.  

 

My current dilemma is to keep the same shade of brown idea but have different cans for each room for touch ups or try some different colors for each room.  I have liked the one uniform shade but whenever I have to touch up one wall, I may have to repaint the whole wall so it matches at least the wall being repaired.  It should be close to the color of the other walls that it will not look totally out of place.

 

Thoughts on this?  I don't want to have camo walls in shades of brown whenever I have to repair something...


Mixing paint shades is not an exact science. If you are going to use more than 1 gal you need to mix them together or buy a 5 gal can to get a true match

post #4460 of 5760
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Mixing paint shades is not an exact science. If you are going to use more than 1 gal you need to mix them together or buy a 5 gal can to get a true match

 

Depending on the age of the paint and the light exposure, the paint could have faded or changed a bit over time too.

post #4461 of 5760
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Mixing paint shades is not an exact science. If you are going to use more than 1 gal you need to mix them together or buy a 5 gal can to get a true match

 

Thanks for this.  Since paint hues are controlled by computer these days I figured they would be very similar using the same RGB numbers.

post #4462 of 5760
We had a structural engineer over for an inspection at the home we're under contract on. Nothing major.... We'll be putting a new roof on before we move in (probably late June at this point). Kind of a nerve wracking process. At least the home was appraised for $27k more than our sale price, so that's a good start!
post #4463 of 5760
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Thanks for this.  Since paint hues are controlled by computer these days I figured they would be very similar using the same RGB numbers.

Even with white I tend to paint the whole wall if I have to touch up something and it's been a while since I painted it.

I used valspar in my basement study, not overly thrilled with it. I switched to Benjamin Moore for the remainder of the house.
post #4464 of 5760
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post
 

 

Depending on the age of the paint and the light exposure, the paint could have faded or changed a bit over time too.

 

 

I learned this the hard way when we moved from out rental in Cupertino, CA... I tried patching some sections of walls. Like an idiot, I patched all of them.

 

The old paint was way off. The new paint matched by Kelly Moore was close, but not close enough. Yeah, we ended up repainting about 2/3 of the walls in a 2400 square foot house while my wife's brother and his family were visiting just before we moved to CO. So much fun...

 

Lesson learned... Paint whole walls!

post #4465 of 5760
Plumbing passed inspection today with no issues. Huge load off my mind because we have had a substantial amount of plumbing in the past 2.5 years (all of which was permitted) and the inspector was going to cast eyes on pretty much all of it.

I was super worried he was going to see all the new water lines (we re-piped the whole house last spring) and want to make me open everything back up to take a look at it.
post #4466 of 5760
Did a kitchen remodel of sorts last week... Replaced all the "contractor-grade" (according to the appliance installer) GE appliances and replaced with Viking (hood vs. GE microwave-hood, gas range, french door fridge/freezer vs. side-by-side) and Kitchenaid dishwasher. Put a microwave in the pantry now. Also pulled out a cabinet and put a wine fridge in, so we have a lot more wine storage now. I got some Spiegelau glasses to replace our C&B ones that the old dishwasher etched particles and gunk into the walls of as well, and I have a new garbage disposal on the way to replace the crappy one we have. After this, I think there won't be a single thing in the kitchen that is the way the place was when it was built. When we bought the condo, we replaced the granite counters and repainted the cabinets and shelves. Now all the appliances are upgraded too. Can't wait to have a new and improved kitchen finally done. I have to put a couple counter L brackets in to reinforce the granite above the wine fridge where the cabinet used to be but everything else should be fine for a long time, or at least until we want to sell (which won't be for at least 3-4 years at this point anyways).
post #4467 of 5760

We don't drink wine fast enough for a wine fridge though my inlaws gave us 4 wine racks which can hold about 240 bottles.  Nashville is suppose to get a Total Wine store soon and hopefully the pricing is similar to that in Texas.  Earthquake runs $29 a bottle here but in Texas it is $18.  Our usual wine for holidays, Orin Swift Papillon is in the $70 range but Total Wine sometimes has a sale where it is $39 a bottle.  :slayer:

post #4468 of 5760
I'd like some opinions...

Building out an addition over an existing garage, new master bedroom.

The bedroom door has a small hallway (maybe 6' long x 4' wide) that's "stolen" from the existing house and is now part of the new bedroom.

This 6x4 space has the wood flooring from the original house. The typical 60s east coast oak such as this:




The flooring for the new room is a reclaimed mix species flooring that looks something like this:






In terms of preservation, it's typical to leave what's part of the old house old, and what's part of the new room new. So I can't decide whether to replace the floor in the 6x4 space or leave it as part of the original house.

Any thoughts?
post #4469 of 5760
Generally speaking, I think the flooring should match whichever space it appears to be a part of.
post #4470 of 5760

I would replace it.  Doorways are the best place to change flooring materials, not mid-room

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