December 04, 2023
Mixing paints can create entirely new colours. Or you can mix colours with white or black to get a paler or darker shade with the same tonal qualities.
To start with, you can experiment on a piece of paper:
When you come to make a larger quantity, always ensure you mix very thoroughly. Again, you may need to experiment a little to match your test patch – painting some of your mixture onto a piece of paper and letting it dry.
That said, it’s very unlikely you’ll produce a 100% match. Because of this, it’s best to mix enough for your project – rather than trying to reproduce the same colour in another batch.
If you want to mix paints from different ranges, bear in mind that special qualities will be affected. Mixing a water-resistant paint with a different range will reduce its resistance, for example.
You’ll also mix the finishes of those paints, so a matte paint won’t be quite as flat when mixed with a paint that has a shinier finish.
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