Sometimes my readers send me questions that I just know will be interesting to others.
Have you ever purchased a gallon of paint form the bargain bin? It's a color that you think you might be able to use.
Then you get it home and you open the can… Yuck. The color looks awful.
I have two answers to this question so keep reading:
I bought a gallon of semi gloss oops paint from Wal-Mart. The color dab on the lid was not the contents. This paint is pale pink and I wish to mix ??? with it to then have a gallon of warm tan.
What color added will change pink to tan?
I do have an answer… even two answers to this question. Pay attention.
- The first thing you must remember about paint… it always looks different in the can than after it has dried on the wall. So… you need to get out your paint brush and apply some of this pale pink paint to a wall or sample board. Wait for it to dry… and then see what it looks like.
2. Now… if the paint is truly pale pink… their is hope. But… it will cost you more to fix the paint than it would to go out and purchase a new can in the correct color. That said…. what you have to get is Universal Tints at the hardware store in the color of Raw Umber. You squirt some of this tint into the paint and stir until your arm feels like it is going to fall off… then stir with the other arm. You can never stir paint tooo much.
You would only squirt in about a teaspoon at a time. This Raw Umber tint will turn that pink to tan in no time.
I hope this was helpful.
Have fun and go paint!