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Old 03-29-2012, 08:43 AM  
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I have a couple of spots in my house where the furniture rubbed against the wall.

What's the best way to match the color so I don't get charged a touch up fee when I move out?

I've thought about getting a ton of swatches, but think there would be an easier way.

The landlord does not know which shade of white he selected.



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Old 04-02-2012, 07:37 AM  
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Anyone know anything about this?



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Old 04-02-2012, 09:21 AM  
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Most big box hardware stores will sell sample colors for ~$1.00-$2.00 each.

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Old 04-02-2012, 02:11 PM  
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I'm going by Lowes this afternoon to pick up some swatches.

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Old 04-17-2012, 01:39 PM  
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The easiest way is to take a utility knife and cut 2.5"x2.5" square. Do not cut a whole through the wall just enough so you can take the blade and lift up your cut section and pull it off the wall and take it to have the paint matched to your sample piece. If you go to deep you will lift the drywall and you essentially only want the paint chip you made. Mud the sample piece you took and then touch it up or paint the section depending upon visibility and sheen.

Best to do this in low visibility area such as a closet or some where inconspicuous.

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I always cut the sample out of a wall that is out in the open,in the largest area. The reason being that a closet can be painted with a different color.Also last painter could have touched up some walls and it could be a little different color.So I get the sample from largest room or area.

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I always cut the sample out of a wall that is out in the open,in the largest area. The reason being that a closet can be painted with a different color.Also last painter could have touched up some walls and it could be a little different color.So I get the sample from largest room or area.
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