Matching interior paint

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Old 07-01-16, 09:15 PM
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Matching interior paint

I need to find the best way to match the paint I have on the wall for the purpose of painting over a drywall repair.

Originally about a year ago, I had selected the exact color from a Behr brochure, and it's called "BEHR 340C-1 POWDER SAND”.

I gave the brochure to a painter I hired and he instead got Glidden paint (cheaper) instead, and he said Home Depot can cross reference between the Behr color and Glidden color, and the custom matched Glidden color is exactly the same. Okay...

So now I have three ways to get a can of paint to match what I have.

(1) The original Behr color 340C-1 Powder Sand.
(2) The custom matched Glidden color which I have the sticker on the lid with the exact base and color composition.
(3) The piece of drywall I cut out which I can use for another custom match.

Which way do you think gives the best match?
 
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Old 07-01-16, 10:18 PM
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Do you have any leftover paint? That often works but sometimes paint fades on the wall and touchups are visible. Best case is often to take a paint sample from the wall (and it sounds like you have one) down to the paint store (not paint department in a bigger store) and have them match it.
 
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Old 07-02-16, 04:15 AM
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Each brand and/or line of paint will dry to a slightly different sheen than the same color in a competitor's brand. Ideally the touch up would be made with leftover paint, 2nd best is to have more of the same paint mixed up [option 2] Even if the Glidden paint is a perfect color match to the Behr - the odds are you can't touch up one with the other without it showing when viewed from an angle or under certain lighting. If you were to paint the entire wall with any of the 3 options it wouldn't show from 1 wall to the other.
 
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Old 07-02-16, 06:16 AM
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I used most of the original can. Whatever left over has totally dried up.
 
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Old 07-02-16, 07:37 AM
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Then I'd take the old can w/formula and have them mix a new gallon/quart.
 
 

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