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Gador 10-19-2007 07:46 PM

Tinting paint
How do I tint my own paint? I have a gallon of light pink paint and my daughter wants hot pink. Can I change the tint myself?

Da Vinci 10-19-2007 11:09 PM

MOst paint stores carry universal tints (able to be used in oil or latex). The most popular brand is Caltint, which is what we use. The downside is that they range from $9.00 to $14.00 a bottle. Reds are usually more expensive. It takes a lot of red to make it hot pink, but a bottle will usually do it, just get the primary red (I think it's called medium red), not the venetian red which will turn it a muddy color. Add a little at a time until you're happy.

One other note, keep a piece of paper nearby and put a splotch on it from time to time- dry it quickly with a hair dryer to get a true read, it's be darker than what you see in the can...

Good luck!
Piedmont California Painting Contractor

slickshift 10-20-2007 05:58 AM

It's not gong to be cost effective
And as you have nothing t practice on, it could ruin the paint you have
I'd suggest taking it to you local Paint Store (not a paint dept. at a big box/dept. store) and asking them
They may do it for little or no cost

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