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Where to Source Colour Courage Paint Brand as it's Discontinued

Postby Bob-Bodger » Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:12 am

Anyone know where I can buy Colour Courage paint in the UK now that B&Q no longer stocks their products? Looking specifically for the 'Ortensia Rossa' shade.

Google directs you to Amazon.de (Germany) but they will not deliver to the UK. I suspect this is a Brexit issue. Any info on the situation would be much appreciated as would details of a very close match alternative. Ortensia Rossa' is a red & violet shade and is intended for use on feature walls.

Thanks in advance...
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Postby stoneyboy » Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:55 pm

Hi Bob-bodger
Slice off a sample of the paint and take it to your local paint specialist who will be able to mix a perfect match.
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Postby Bob-Bodger » Fri Mar 26, 2021 12:24 am

Cheers Stoney! Will let you know how I get on... B B
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Postby Bob-Bodger » Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:14 pm

Update... went to B&Q and was told could not get a perfect match. Chap went behind a screen and mixed up some Valspar. Looks OK but...

Then went and tried Homebase's Dulux mixing service. The computer said that it could do a 0.289 match (a 100% match is 0). Two questions - (a) does a 0.289 match mean 99.711% (assuming the exact opposite is 100) and (b) would the colour difference be evident to the naked eye if the original paint and the 0.289 match appeared side by side (as they will be in this case on the same feature wall).

Any Dulux/Homebase staff on this forum?
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