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Old 06-15-2009, 12:26 AM   #1
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Help! Painted home exterior too light!


We had our house painted this past weekend and found out that the paint we chose for the exterior was 1-2 shades too light. It doesn't look good. Any advise on a wash or something we could do to darken the color without having to repaint the whole house? We are already planning on painting the white trim a shade of brown. Help please! Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!

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Old 06-15-2009, 06:02 PM   #2
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If you find a way to darken paint already on the house without having to repaint it, you let me know.

Just kidding.

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Old 06-15-2009, 06:31 PM   #3
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Grab your coffee and go sit out in a chair, facing away from the house, Enjoy the moment, your house is painted, now onto the next project.
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Old 06-16-2009, 06:44 PM   #4
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Anything like a semi-translucent paint to paint over the existing paint to make the color seem darker but the existing color can show through?

if not, I'll have to take Dude's advice. Thanks!!!
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Old 06-16-2009, 07:20 PM   #5
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Wait 4-5 years & when it starts to peel paint it again the color you want
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Old 06-17-2009, 10:40 AM   #6
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didn't you notice that the paint color was bad after your first side?
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Old 06-17-2009, 10:46 AM   #7
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Nothing I can think of!!!!

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