It’s near impossible to colour-match old paint on an outdoor surface that has faded over time. Here’s how you can save a paint sample for the future without much effort.
Just solve this problem by thinking ahead. When painting a surface, make a paint-sample chip and attach it to an inconspicuous location on the same surface – say, near the eaves on an exterior wall or at the foot of a metal railing.
The chip will fade with the surface, and when it’s time to touch up, it can be easily taken to the hardware store.
Illustration: Morning Breath