Reading formulation on paint tinting for custom mix

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Old 11-16-19, 09:16 AM
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Reading formulation on paint tinting for custom mix

Valspar, Prairie Grass EE2022B Base 4, eggshell.....love this color, want to find a yellows or oranges with the same effect this paint has. It has beautiful contrast between light and dark. How do I go about that? This is the breakdown on the can...101-1Y28 103-12 113-8Y
 
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Old 11-16-19, 09:21 AM
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with the same effect this paint has.
what does that mean
 
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I think I'm as confused as Mark is; I have no idea what you're describing in this paint.
 
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You go to a Valspar store, find the Prairie Grass color in their fandecks, and look at the other colors in the same family. They have samples on cards you can look at.
 
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Pay no attention to what tints are used to create a color. Look at the color and pick complementary ones.
 
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I've painted a dozen or so houses where they would use 1/2 or 1/4 tint of house's main color in different areas .... not sure if that is the question or not.
 
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Old 11-19-19, 05:04 AM
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As a person who must mix and tint paints, I agree with PD and Xsleeper , don't pay attention the actual tint quantity or tint colors. But do, if possible always bring the formula to the store. You say a "custom mix". If it's from a formula on a sample paint card it's not custom. But if the person who mixed the paint made additional changes to the formula then that's custom. We do this often and try to record any changes for the customer to be able to duplicate it. But sometimes we loose track of additions and can't duplicate the "custom" formula.

Hint, always ask for an extra label when having paint tinted. Then you have a record of the mix and a label you can bring to the store to duplicate the mix. As a matter of course I always give customers an extra label.

That contrast you mention might be a result of your specific lighting in your home.
 
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