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Acrylic resin paint mixing

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by brianroberts, 21 Feb 2013.

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    I would like to use Farrow & Ball exterior eggshell paint but the colour is just slightly different to what I need. It just needs a little bit of black to darken the colour slightly. With F&B being expensive I don't want to spend the extra on F&B exterior eggshell black. The 100ml tester pots are based on estate emulsion which will not mix with exterior eggshell (or so I presume). F&B describe the exterior eggshell water based composition as "Based on a 100% acrylic resin" - therefore could I just get a small and cheaper tin of black resin paint and mix it with F&B's exterior eggshell? If so can anyone recommend some suitable black resin paint please? Many thanks for any suggestions.
     
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    I don't think ( correct me if i'm wrong) you would have to use a 100 %acrylic resin paint because manufacturers mix types of resin all the time i.e. a certain percentage of vinyl with a lower percentage of AR for cost purposes because acrylic resin is more expensive than vinyl.

    Your problem could be something else though. F&B use very finely ground natural pigments and adding a coarser synthetically pigmented paint could affect the finish.
     
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