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Old 01-17-2008, 03:16 PM   #1
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i painted my room with a gray paint and it is too dark how can i get it lighter can i have something mixed in the paint

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Old 01-17-2008, 03:51 PM   #2
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About all you can do is buy another gallon of white and blend it.

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Old 01-17-2008, 04:23 PM   #3
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It takes a LOT of white to tone down a little gray
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thanks at this moment i am sending my wonderful husband to the paint store to get white paint i called the store and they recommended that i do that but thanks for your help happy happy
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Old 01-17-2008, 05:04 PM   #5
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thanks at this moment i am sending my wonderful husband to the paint store to get white paint i called the store and they recommended that i do that but thanks for your help happy happy
Isn't it amazing how "wonderful" husbands become when they're doing the grunt work? [/bitter]
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Old 01-17-2008, 08:35 PM   #6
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Just remember how "wonderful" he was next time you get mad at him.
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Old 01-18-2008, 06:52 AM   #7
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well after trying one quart of white paint to the gray it is still dark remember i picked like a gunmeatal color so what do i do try another quart of white or trash it and buy a new gallon of lighter gray the money involved now would be almost two gallons and i don't even know if another quart would made a difference these so called paint stores recommend you buying a quart of white but they just don't want to try and help with a little bit of pigment in the paint cause they are a profit business and why should they when they can talk you into buying more so what should i do i think it's time to buy new paint but thanks for all your help
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Sorry nooks, but it doesn't work that way
The Paint Store can't add "white" tint to make your dark gray paint lighter
-they could make it darker, but not lighter

Once it's tinted, you can't tint it to make it lighter

The only way to make it lighter at that point, is to mix t with white paint
Unfortunately, one quart of white won't make much of a difference
You really would mix it with a gallon or two to have any real affect
Then, of course, you end up with 3 gallons of paint
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Why would white paint make it lighter, but not tint? Adding tint will also make the paint cover much better. I think the OP has it right. The paintstore sold them. And quarts are very expensive compared to gallons.

How much paint is necessary? Do you need a full gallon? Why not darken the white rather than lighen the gray? At this point, 2 qts. of paint is probably more money than a gallon of paint. But, what's done is done.

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