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Old 03-19-2017, 07:42 PM
 
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If you had the old can of paint you'd be good to go for the original color but still the new paint would not look like the old paint. And yes white is best especially when selling.
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Old 03-19-2017, 09:17 PM
 
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Benjamin Moore paint works well for us. We have touched up Moore paint countless times over many years, with no problems, even on paint that had been applied years before.

So my advice is to use better quality paint.

I think under the circumstances you are making a good choice. An accent wall is a good solution for the present problem. Good luck with the sale of your house.
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Old 03-19-2017, 09:36 PM
 
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Also remember, those little sample jars may be of a different sheen which can make the color look off. From what I know, a small pint sample jar is never as accurate as they want because the system just can't regulate the color additives as precise as needed for those small jars. Try a quart or even a gallon and this way if an issue, you can just paint the whole wall and be done with it.
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:21 AM
 
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If you were trying to touch up small places on a wall, that rarely ever turns out well. Even if the color is really close, you can blatantly see the blotch where the new paint was applied due to texture differences. Some paints such as some eggshells are almost impossible to touch up. You typically need to repair the dent or chip and then roll the whole wall corner to corner. When you do the whole wall, it is hard to see slight color differences from wall to wall.

As for the comment about white being white and matching easily that is actually completely opposite of reality. Actually black is black and the easiest to match, whereas white has hundreds, if not thousands of shades. White also tends to yellow over time and the oils from the wood bleed into it causing color variations. I know we are talking about home paint here but ask any auto body guy about matching white paint on cars, it is still the same principle with all the different shades.
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