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Mixing paint to make the colour stronger.

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by Stan33, 27 Nov 2014.

  1. Stan33


    22 Nov 2014
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    So, I've painted the wallpaper in my living room with Almond White by Dulux, and now there is a thin strip of wall that separates the wallpaper with the part that adjoins with the ceiling. Sorry if this is confusing, i'm unsure of the right terminology.

    Anyway, what i would like to do is to paint the Almond White on that thin strip, but to make it a little stronger/darker to add contrast. What paint can i add to make it stronger? I guess adding several coats could be one way, but that would be messy,expensive and time consuming.

    Also, if i wanted to add a hint of brown to it, would i simply just have to add a brown paint?

    Hope all that makes sense.

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  3. Rob0482


    27 Nov 2014
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    If it's water based paint, pretty much any other water based paint should mix with it fine, so whatever dark colour you have a dreg of in the shed will mix. I would suggest pouring off a small amount into a pot (enough to do the strip) and adding in a little bit of a dark colour at a time to see what effect it has. You may find that a tiny bit makes a much deeper colour quite easily, so go steady.

    Test paint a piece of scrap wood and dry it quickly with a hairdryer to see what the colour looks like (water based paints usually dry a bit darker). Hold it up in the space you want to paint and you can see what it looks like next to the other colour.
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