Upon arrival at the Home Depot Paint Department, was informed the paint was not mixed and was not ready, the phone message with color numbers was missing and they couldn't help me unless I had the numbers from the can-lid-well not without another trip home and then back to Olean!
I took a chance and called the Wagner Ace Hardware here in Coudy, explained my problem and asked if by chance, they could color match Home Depot color of paint. The clerk assured me they could, so Monday I went in with the numbers from the lid and watched him mix the paint, stir it and shake it, sure enough got the color right too.
He pounded the lid on and I went happily on my way.
My grand-daughter had the floor covered with her stuff between the seats, so I set the can of paint on the seat. When I opened the door and started to get the paint, I discovered pink paint had found it's way on my black seat, caused by a warped lid that popped open.
The manager and wife brought rags and 1/2 dozen cleaning products, soaked up much of the pink blobs, We decided to let Tim Foust and his Son work on getting the rest out at Tim's Detail Shop-he detailed it and got all but a small amount off (looks like someone had a powdered sugar donut smear is all thats left showing!
Ace Hardware paid for the detailed cleaning and apologized over and over, I cannot emphasize how well they treated me. As I was leaving the store, after signing papers, Chris handed me a $25 gift certificate for my trouble!
Now, tell me, where do you think I will shop for paint/hardware or any thing else??
ACE really is the place with the helpful hardware man/woman!
Ken and Diane Johnston
23 Mockingbird Lane
Coudersport, PA 16915-0265