Hello all! Me and my wife are having quite a dilemma. We recently purchased a house in March, and it was repainted about a year before we bought it. It had a few minor spots that needed to be touched up, so we finally had some time and decided to undertake the task. We've never had problems matching paint in the past.
The paint if most certainly flat, a lighter brown brown color. So we went to Home Depot and got a sample of Behr Ultra Premium flat, and while the color matched, the sheen absolutely did not. It looked more eggshell than flat. So, we went back, and tried a quart of Glidden flat, and again, while the color was a close match, the sheen again was not.
I've always been told that flat paint is the easiest paint to match. We've been relatively successful matching eggshells and satins in the past, but are really struggling with this one.
The paint on the walls is very aesthetically pleasing, but it almost looks primer or ceiling paint flat. Repainting the whole wall is not an issue in the short term, but 60% of our house is painted in this paint, so getting a good match is essential long term. The thought of painting and entire wall everytime we move a picture or get a few dings is not a happy one.
Any suggestions of thoughts? We're really frustrated over this ...