Paint mixing?

Old 12-18-11, 08:54 AM
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Paint mixing?

Maybe a dumb question but anyways....No Beer 4U

I've got 2/3 of a bucket of a light pink in eggshell latex. My wife wants it a touch lighter. I want to know if I could add a little latex semigloss in white to try and achieve the result. I don't mind if I come up with a throw away color by mistake I just want to know if the eggshell and semi gloss latex will mix properly. obviously I'd end up between eggsghell and semi gloss for sheen.

Old 12-18-11, 09:45 AM
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You can mix latex and latex no matter what the sheen is, the same goes for all paints that have the same base [clean up or use the same thinner] When you mix 2 different sheens you need to make sure it's mixed well so the sheen will be uniform. Make sure you mix up enough as it is unlikely you or a paint store could match the now custom sheen.
Old 12-19-11, 06:58 AM
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You could do this but you'll probably never be able to match it down the road for touch-ups.

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