LIGHTROOM: Accurate white balancing of ambient light and flash via "previous state" tool

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How about adding a "previous state" brush to LR? For instance, if the ambient light in a room is white balanced, then the strobe light is too cool on the subjects. It would be incredibly useful to apply an eraser brush to push the subjects to the previous history state (correct strobe white balance) before ambient light white balancing. The Temp/Tint brush is nice but I would like to control white balance values exactly via sampling and the combining of two history states. This would save time.
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It would be even better to be able to independently change the white balance instead of one global change. In a mixed lighting scenario i would like to independently control the warm tones to make them cooler and vice versa with cool tones. The same would apply to the tint. Instead of globally applying a magenta cast to the whole scene which would only correct the overall white balance, I would like to be able to target the green cast coming form the florescent lighting and slide it towards magenta without effecting the white balance of the entire image.

Another example, since i edit a lot of real estate shots, would be to cool down the incandescent lights without affecting the white balance of the ambient light coming in through the windows.