The previous owners of this house left behind a few cans of paints
labeled with what they were for. One in particular was off-white
eggshell Sherwin Williams Promar 200 acrylic. I used some of it to touch
up the areas for which the can markings designated it, and it matched
perfectly. Then I left the can not closed properly, and the paint
hardened. I took the can to S-W and had them make up another gallon
following the formula on the lid of the old can, except that the guy
persuaded me that the *latex*
Promar 200 would be better for my purposes.
The new paint turned out to be far more greenish-yellow than the
original, but I didn't take much notice of the texture and took it back
with a sample of the original color. This time they matched the color OK
(the formulae printed on the labels are very different -- different
tints, not just different quantities of the same tints), but the texture
is significantly different.
Is it to be expected that the texture of the latex and alkyd versions of
supposedly the same texture paint should be different in practice?