Fort Washington Paint is Here to Serve You and Your Project
As an independently owned store we can offer you a level of service you thought no longer existed while supporting the local community. We’re proud to deliver the kind of specialized attention and help that you simply won’t find in larger chain stores. Our store professionals are trained specialists whose experience and helpful advice will ensure the success of every project. You’ll also find an array of superior quality products, including premium Benjamin Moore® paints and stains, York Wallcoverings and much more, For all of your projects we're here to simplify your shopping experience in one convenient stop – Fort Washington Paint!
Custom Color Matching
In addition to state of the art color matching equipment both Danny and Juan have have countless years of color matching experience with the ability to match almost any color you bring to us. We have a database of paint formulas to match the major competitive brands and several of the smaller regional brands. This way if you need a color from one of our competitors, we can make it for you. Below is a helpful guide to make your color matching experience fast and efficient.
Custom color matches are time consuming. Some colors take 5 or 10 minutes and other could take an hour. We strive to have you in and out in about 20 minutes per color and that's a 99% match. Feel free to wait, however, we suggest dropping off your colors and coming back later.
The better the sample, the better the match. We've matched pillow cases, magazine photos, ceramic tile, you name it, however non-traditional items are more difficult to match. The best samples are one solid color, flat and larger than a quarter.
If you're wanting a color matched in and oil based product the wait may be a bit longer. The reason is that, when paint dries, it changes. In some cases pretty dramatically. So each time we add pigment to the paint we have to shake it, draw it down on the sample, and wait till it dries until we can see what it really looks like.
If you don't need an exact match, tell us. This will reduce your wait time. We can get really close to almost any color in just a few minutes. So if you're repainting everything and your color sample has faded anyway and you just need it close, just let us know.
Touching up can be tricky. While we can match almost any color you bring us, touch up is difficult for a couple of reasons. First and foremost, sheen. All paint manufacturers sheen levels vary. So if we're matching a competitor's eggshell finish, our eggshell could be higher or lower in sheen, affecting how the color match appears against original paint. Our color could be dead on, yet our sheen isn't and touch ups could stand out. Color fade is another issue with touch up. Colors fade mostly due to light exposure. So if one side of your room has faded due to heavier exposure to the sun, the color match won't match exactly to the faded walls.
If you have any questions regarding color matching of any kind, please do not hesitate to contact us.