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House colour - Cornish cream

JoeXJoeX Posts: 1,783
Hi all,

Being overly confident  started painting my garage yesterday thinking Sandtex “Cornish cream” was the sort of colour my house and garage currently are…it’s not!  It’s sort of a lemony yellow…not a warm creamy like Garden Shades country cream.

Before I give up and buy a new 10l tub, has anyone had a successful looking project using Cornish cream..?

Cheers all,



  • LynLyn Posts: 21,342
    We used this from Wilco,  it’s lasted far longer than the expensive paint we used before and I love the colour.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • NollieNollie Posts: 6,759
    Trying to match a new paint colour with an existing one is a tricky business, even if you got exactly the same paint brand and shade, batches differ and the old paint will have aged over time so look different anyway. I think it’s more a case of can you live with it. If it jars then change it, but better to go with a complementary/toning shade rather than attempt to get it to match second time round? I think the latter will be doomed to fail! 
    Mountainous Northern Catalunya, Spain. Hot summers, cold winters.
  • KT53KT53 Posts: 7,739
    Is that cream on top with a strawberry coloured border at the bottom, or cream on the bottom with a red roof? :D
    Sorry, I'll find my own way out.
  • JoeXJoeX Posts: 1,783
    Ive bought some scones but the Cornish cream works even worse there than on the walls, @KT53 !

    Ive been wracking my brain trying to think of alternate uses; as an undercoat, inside the garage, on the garden buildings, or only use it on the rear facing elements of the the house.

    Im imagining that it’s faded a bit but it hasn’t. It reminds me of only fools and horses when they get hold of a load of hiviz paint and decorate a living room with it!
  • You've obviously bought cheap stuff, what you need is Rodda's
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