Touching up interior walls

Old 08-28-06, 11:20 AM
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Touching up interior walls

As mentioned in a rpior post, I will be painting my first son's room. I figured I would take this opportunity to paint/touch up some other areas in the house that have seen better days. The entire house was done in flat Duron Antique White paint (trim, walls, and ceiling). Is it possible to just paint parts of walls and have it match? We still have some of the Duron paint, but it is about 6 years old so I don't really trust it (latex paint I believe). If I get SW or someone to match the paint, am I going to be locked into re-painting entire walls so I don't have mismatched spots? If so, where is a good spot to stop (i.e. at a corner, etc.) so I don't end up re-doing the entire house?

Last ?, some spots have scuffs, water sopts, etc. What is the proper process to fix these areas up? Prime and then paint? Or can a quality paint (maybe two) coats cover the spot/stain?

Thanks in advance.

Old 08-28-06, 05:31 PM
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As long as the paint wasn't subjected to freexing temps it should be ok. It may require vigorous mixing and possibly straining to rid it of any gubers - dried paint etc.

Since it has been 6 yrs it is doubtful the paint will touch up although you may be able to get away with rolling large areas and just cutting in some of the lower portion.

I would be shocked if you could touch up any paint with a competitors product. Even if the color was dead on there are differences in the formula that would make the touch up show.

Scuffs will usually cover with 1-2 coats. Any water stains should first be primed with a solvent based primer to prevent the stain from bleeding thru the paint.

Partial repaints are done from corner to corner.
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The paint should still be good (unless it froze)
It'd be a tough one to touch up 6 year old on the wall paint with it
I suppose you could try

If you get someone to match it, it won't touch-up for sure

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