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paint colors?

Post by retired plumber on May 3rd 2008, 8:41 pm

I have noticed some questions on color, or rather shades of color so I hope this helps. Adding white will lighten but adding to much will make it pastel. To darken only use a touch of black. Otherwise the color will become muddied and look messy. The proper way to darken is use the opposite color on the color wheel. Whats a color wheel you ask? Google color wheel or paint mixing and settle back to read. Most is aimed at artists but the mixing colors part is what you want.
I wouldn't worry about mixing different kinds of paint as long as they are all enamels or all polyurathanes because they won't mix but you can put a clear poly over dry enamel. I haven't gone the other way so I don't know about that
General rules of thumb.
Always try to darken rather then lighten.
Darker colors cover better than lighter ones (yellow is especially bad for covering)
I hope this answers a few questions for you guys now go paint something.
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Post by Matt on August 28th 2008, 12:23 am

Good job Mike. Here is a picture reference for the color wheel.


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