Make sure you followed the instructions and performed your test on the test card. Believe it or not, the number one reason a color doesn't match is because the wrong color was ordered. Discussion Starter • #1 • Oct 11, 2005. So I head down to the local Dodge dealer to get some touch up paint to fix up a couple of rock chips on the hood. Should I water down the paint a little to help it match? Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Care, Maintenance & Troubleshooting' started by PiPLosAngeles, Nov 28, 2012. Don't worry, if you've ordered the wrong color we WILL help you. I have a 781 Sea Glass Pearl 2012 Prius. White pigments can turn yellow over time, though in areas that get ample sunlight, this is less pronounced, as the sun has a bleaching effect. A: You can have the best patch in the world but if the paint doesn’t match, it’s going to stand out like a three-legged racehorse. Sometimes on ceilings, it seems to match till it dries. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > PiPLosAngeles Active Member. This means you need to apply all of the recommended coats of color as well as the clear coat. Two painters can touch up the same wall at the same time, use paint from the same can and get completely different touch-up results. I recently tried to touch up a spot on my living room wall. I was reading a tip long time ago an it said that the trouble most likely is with the way I am applying it, something wrong with the brush the paint is supplied with. Touch Up Paint Doesn't Match. The older a paint job gets, the harder it is to get touch up that doesn't show. I bought some touch up paint on ebay for my Patriot Blue D and it doesn't match at all....its like 3 shades lighter even after 2 coats!! Joined: Nov 18, 2012 820 339 0 Vehicle: 2018 Prius Prime Model: Prime Plus. Touchup paint doesn't match.? I bought an original metallic touchup paint for my car but it does not match, it is lighter. Ceiling touch up paint doesn't match (sand, ceilings, lights, Sherwin Williams) User Name: Remember Me: Password Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Nearly 20 hours later, that spot looks exactly like it did when I first painted it. Turns out, it's all about watching the paint dry. I have the exact paint that the wall was painted with. 90 Posts . Age can impact color, too. Paint Touch-Ups, Storage and More. It’s always a good idea to store excess paint from the original can specifically for repairs, but if you don’t have any left, visit a store with color-matching technology and ask them to mix an identical color in the same finish. Some forums can only be seen by registered members. 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