Repainting your home or your house is a fun project that you can do with your family and friends. You may use some of your left-over paints and newer ones to complete this project. Don’t forget, however, to consider your existing home decors or design when doing this. Here’s a step-by-step guide that you can follow to create a perfect color.
1. Experiment With Colors
This is a way to understand mixing and colors. You can begin by experimenting with small quantities of paints. Keep in mind, however, the color theory. For instance, when you mix some primary colors, you create secondary colors. A good example would be this: mix red and yellow and you get the color orange. In addition, when you mix a primary color with a secondary color, you get another good color. For example, when you add yellow to a mixture of yellow and blue, you get lime green.
So, you have to familiarize yourself with this before you start mixing different colors. Doing so will save you time and paint.
2. Remember The Colors That You Add
Make sure that you always keep track of the color and the quantities of the paint that you add. This way, you can recreate the shade that you’ve produced.
Also remember that one way to lighten whatever color you have created is to add white. At the same time, adding black will also give you darker version of the color that you came up with.
3. Test The Paint
Once you’ve created a color that you really want, don’t hurry into painting the entire room with it. Instead, try it out on a sheet of paper or a small area of the wall. Allow it to dry for a few hours and then you can decide if this is what you want.
You need to test it because the color of the wet mixture does not always appear the same when it’s already dry. A lot of people rush into painting their wall only to realize later that they’ve made a huge mistake. So, you’re left with two unsatisfactory options: leave it as it is or repaint the wall again.
4. Recreate The Color
This what makes step 2 very important. You can’t recreate the color that you’ve come up with unless you’ve kept track of the colors you added as well as the quantities you used.
When you know the colors that you used to come up with the color that you like recreate it but this time, use paint in greater quantity. Give yourself enough time and patience to complete this task.
However, if you’re only using left-over paint and you don’t have enough paint to complete the project, don’t worry. You can bring the shade that you’ve come up with to a professional. Buy new paints and have it mixed professionally.