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Old 07-28-14, 07:33 PM
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Does Home Depot have a white paint marker that can touch over marks on a white sheetrock wall... I only need a tiny amount so I dont need a pint of paint..
 
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Old 07-28-14, 07:52 PM
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They list a lot of pen type applicators with an oil based paint. They list two with a water based paint. A narrow and a wider one. The link below is the narrower one. The pens are described as using poster paint so I'm not sure what the coverage and color match will be like.

Sharpie White Extra Fine Point Water-Based Poster Paint Marker-35574 at The Home Depot
 
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Old 07-28-14, 10:48 PM
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You might try actual white out...the correction fluid. Unlikely to match, but if it's just a small hole or scratch, it might make it less noticeable.
 
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Old 07-29-14, 03:20 AM
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I agree with Vic.......which color of white do you have?
 
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There are dozens [maybe 100] different colors of white out there so don't expect any white other than the paint used on the wall to match! even then a lot depends on how old the paint job is. It is possible that a dab of the wrong white will look better than the offending dark marks you currently have.
 
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its just flat white sheetrock paint..average
 
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Old 07-30-14, 01:08 PM
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The thing is, every different brand/line of paint is formulated differently which affects the color some. Not always a difference you can see from one wall to the next but one brand/line of white paint won't touch up another. Sheen is another issue. Not all flat paints have the same degree of flatness, same thing with enamels, while the label might state the same sheen that doesn't guarantee they are the same.
 
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I think Mark was being a bit conservative when he wrote there may be as many as one hundred different colors of "white". My experience is that there are at least 27,386 different colors of white when taking into consideration paint type, sheen and tint.
 
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I think you have two choices:
1. Buy the right paint to match this (personally, I only buy gallons of paint because I have had trouble with smaller quantities not matching)
2. Assume whatever you do will be visible afterward

Neither is right or wrong, just for you to decide what you want.
 
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Old 08-01-14, 08:10 AM
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Not all paint formulas can be divided by 4 which can cause issues trying to make a quart match.
The odds are against a different paint matching what is on the wall. Using the correct paint doesn't guarantee a perfect match due to any contamination or age of the paint on the wall. The more recent the paint job is the more apt the touch up is to be successful.
 
 

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