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Forum topic by Encee posted 06-02-2013 10:12 AM 775 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-02-2013 10:12 AM

Topic tags/keywords: paint touch-up cabinets question

About 5 years ago I painted my kitchen cabinets white. I used Sherwin Williams Pro Classic Interior Alkyd Semi-Gloss Enamel Extra White. Now I need to replace one cabinet door. My problem is the paint color on the rest of the kitchen is no longer Extra White. It has warmed up to a creamy color. My question is, if I use the same paint that I used 5 years ago, will the new door always look different from the rest or will the new door paint eventually cream up also, so that over time everything will match again. The paint on the rest of the cabinets is still in excellent shape and I’d rather not completely repaint all of the cabinets if I don’t have to. Any suggestions will be appreciated.

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#1 posted 06-02-2013 10:41 AM

If you use old paint on the new door the color will not be the same , oil paint yellow’s over time , bring a old door over to SW they will color match it for you

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#2 posted 06-03-2013 02:12 AM

I agree with sgv. Get a match to the current color. If you just use the paint you have, you will regret saving that $20 every time you look at the door. Then throw the old paint away so you are never tempted again.

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#3 posted 06-03-2013 02:25 AM

Another consideration…if you match the new paint to the older mellowed paint…what will it look like when the new paint mellows in the same way the old paint mellowed…? Food For Thought…

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