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Mixing Kitchen and Bathroom paint with Emulsion?

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by KellyH, 21 May 2011.

  1. KellyH

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    I am currently improving a mobile home (with dads help!). I am slowly decorating through whilst Dad does the real work :oops:

    I have a kitchen and bathroom paint for 3 of the kitchen walls. However the fourth wall I want to do in a different colour to so it is a similar colour to the living room but lighter. However I cannot find the right colour :evil:

    What I do have is a mugful of the colour emulsion I would like but need it lighter. Can I mix it with the white kitchen and bathroom paint? Will it mix ok or is it not a good idea :?: Or should I just mix it with white emulsion?

    Sorry for the waffle and hope some of you can help :)
     
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    Kelly

    Welcome to the forum, (and Dads were born to help)

    Kitchen and Bathroom paint is no more than a Acrylic Eggshell and yes you can combine the two, more important at this time is to offer more advice with regard to what substrate (surface) you intend to apply it to. Very important for you to let us know.

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    Most Kitchen and Bathroom paints are water based like standard emulsions but contain more binders/resins which give them their durability.
    As they are now available in various finishes, ie matt, satin and silk I would only recommend mixing like with like. The reason being, if your K&B paint is silk and your emulsion is matt, the stronger resins will give you a shiny finish where you may be looking for a matt. Mixing silk and satin is not so bad as both already have a sheen.

    Personally, I think you would be better off taking a sample of the colour you want to a store/merchants that has a colour matching system as they can match up to 10,000 colour shades.
     
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    Utter nonsense, and again perhaps yet another thread ruined and another op left confused!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Kelly

    Just let me know what surface you intend to apply the paint to and I will offer you the advice of which you need to know.

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    Thanks for welcome and replies :D

    It is crown mould guard kitchen and bathroom mid sheen emulsion (in white) and i want to mix a little of crown matt emulsion ( whisper of egytian sand) to it.

    I assume these are ok to mix then?

    It is a textured wallpaper but looks like it was painted with a silk paint. Other than washing down should I do anything else before painting?!
     
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    In the distant past we've mixed matt with silk to get a "soft sheen" finish and it worked well.
     
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    Yes. Undress and get the camera out. :p :p :p :p
     
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    and i thought my dirty overalls were sexy.... :oops: :LOL: :LOL: :LOL:
     
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    Just had a thought. You aren't Henry Kelly are you? :oops: :oops: :oops:
     
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    :LOL: :LOL: :LOL:
     
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    Mouldguard and mouldshield emulsions, would be bound with a form of adhesive acrylic copolomyer and would also contain a fungicide making them ideal products for areas subject to high humidity. Matts or Silks would be bound with either an Acrylic or pva copolomyer.

    Whilst the two would mix there is a tendancy to upset their natural balance and is not something of which I would recommend, with regard to the already silk finish, it is often never advisable to apply a paint to such a surface without firstly dulling down the area with either a Matt or Softsheen finish. Yet if you were to thin your first coat by adding a small amount of water I don't inisage any problems with regard to adhesion.

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    :LOL: have just googled him :eek: nope not me :p



    Dec

    Thanks a lot for your advise and I will not mix them!

    If i mix the colour with normal white emulsion for my desired colour, and take it to homebase or B&Q would they be able to make it in a Kitchen and bathroom do you know?
     
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    No not really, they could however offer you an Acrylic eggshell and mix it to the colour of your choice,
     
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    So, Dec, now that the OP is happy with 'your' suggestion, perhaps you could explain exactly what the utter nonsense in my post was.


    Are you implying that Kitchen and bathroom paints are not water based or that they are not available in different finishes? LINK

    Perhaps you are saying that they don't have more binders than standard emulsion? LINK

    Maybe you think that mixing matt and silk/sheen paint wouldn't affect the overall finished sheen? LINK

    Surely you are not suggesting that kitchen paint cannot be mixed to a specific colour? LINK



    Or could it possibly be that you don't like me replying to the same thread as you??

    Now I wonder!! :rolleyes:
     
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    I have no intention of offering you any form of explanation with regard to the chemical analysis of any paint system, neither I am I impressed regarding any internet research, A great deal of fuss over just a cupful of emulsion though.

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