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hello,
i have a client who wants a specific exterior house color and all she has is an old empty paint can with the label on it. the label says:

DC All Guard Deep
Color: "Dark Stucco"
Formula: B8Y2, C1Y40, F32

are there any great paint experts out there that recognize what this paint is...where i might buy it...who makes it, etc?

thanks for all your help!

Layne Lakefish
 

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If there is enough paint on the label, cut off a piece of the label (the bigger, the better) and bring to your local paint store and have them custom match it. If the lid is solidly painted on the inside, they can also match that as well.
 

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If a local paint store can match it, no need to find out who made it...unless it's completely trashed or if there is no paint on the can. If the client has that color somewhere on the house you can also try and match it with a few different fandecks.
 

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speaking of matching colors Benjamin Moore sells a digital scanner thing.... looks like a little mp3 player, push the button and it scans the color and gives you a color of theirs thats the closet match. Pretty neat. $299 a couple years ago I never bought it but id like to. I seen it in a magazine.
 

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speaking of matching colors Benjamin Moore sells a digital scanner thing.... looks like a little mp3 player, push the button and it scans the color and gives you a color of theirs thats the closet match. Pretty neat. $299 a couple years ago I never bought it but id like to. I seen it in a magazine.
Yeah a few years ago when it came out, i would of liked to check it out as well. I wonder if anyone ever bought it lol.
 

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I think I heard bad reviews about that color scanner...I'm not positive, maybe it was in contractor talk
 

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I heard the scanner did not work very well. It did best if the surface was perfectly smooth and flat, but not great.
 

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speaking of matching colors Benjamin Moore sells a digital scanner thing.... looks like a little mp3 player, push the button and it scans the color and gives you a color of theirs thats the closet match. Pretty neat. $299 a couple years ago I never bought it but id like to. I seen it in a magazine.
Yeah a few years ago when it came out, i would of liked to check it out as well. I wonder if anyone ever bought it lol.
I think I heard bad reviews about that color scanner...I'm not positive, maybe it was in contractor talk
I heard the scanner did not work very well. It did best if the surface was perfectly smooth and flat, but not great.
My BM rep told me not to bother, he said it was a cute toy, but you couldn't rely on it by a long shot
(he took one home and tested it against his machine at the shop)
 
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