The Cross House

Painting a Historic House…Historically. PART IV

Yesterday, I did a post about the discovery of the original, confirmed exterior wall color of the Cross House.

I was SO not happy with the results.

SO not happy.

Then Brandy commented, and stated that the sample Sherwin-Williams made up for me looked nothing like the color chip she found online.

And Brandy was correct.

 

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The lighter color is what Sherwin-Williams mixed for me, #8194 Capertree. It was from a old company called Duron, which SW purchased years ago. The darker wall color is what I have been painting the house since 2014, thinking that IT was the original color, or very near the original color. I love love live this color, and was totally depressed yesterday discovering it was WAY off.

 

But this is what Brandy found online. And, gee, it looks a lot like what I have been using since 2104! So, did Sherwin-Williams simply mix the wrong color?
But this is what Brandy found online. And, gee, it looks a lot like what I have been using since 2104! So, did Sherwin-Williams simply mix the wrong color?

 

In a few hours I will be at Sherwin-Williams, and hope to resolve this painting mystery!

Thanks Brandy! I LOVE YOU! You might have saved me!!!!!!!!

 

UPDATE

 

 

8 Responses to Painting a Historic House…Historically. PART IV

    • I am breathless with anticipation!

      Yesterday was SO depressing. And all because of what might be a mistake.

  1. I have spent the last twenty minutes explaining to my roommate why I have been so emotional about paint the last two days.

    I ain’t mad about it.

  2. Aw, shucks. Weren’t nothin’.

    I’m just sorry I couldn’t find you a green sink before evil Ross stole that one from that poor lady.

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