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Old 03-30-2018, 05:24 PM
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Question Mixing One Part Paints?

I'm wanting a 60's avocado green color, and I'm not finding anything I like.

Is it possible to mix two colors of a one part paint like Brightside or EZPoxy, and make a custom color?
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Of the same brand and style it's not an issue, mixing brands may or may not work.

You could have an auto paint shop color tint it for you, most of those pigments are compatible, some colors require a neutral base and others a white base.

Or, just use the automotive paint, it's probably better than Brightsides.

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Automotive paint can't be rolled and tipped though can it?
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Old 03-30-2018, 05:56 PM
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Automotive paint can't be rolled and tipped though can it?
Never tried it, but I imagine some can be, there's nothing special about the lower cost 1 parts marine paints, they just typically cost more than an automotive paint of higher quality.

There's probably somebody on here that's done it, or there's hundreds of DIY car paint jobs on You Tube, I imagine you can find one there.

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Automotive paint can't be rolled and tipped though can it?
Not the ideal way to do it but yes, it can be done.

This is how cars were painted way back when and before.....
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Good auto motive paint is not cheaper. I just painted my truck $500.00 a gallon for base coat color not counting clear. I custom mixed my color by taking a can of white and adding small amounts of dark blue to get a powder blue I was looking for. Mix a small amount and paint a test panel if happy get it scanned and mix what you need.
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Originally Posted by Hunky Dory View Post
Good auto motive paint is not cheaper. I just painted my truck $500.00 a gallon for base coat color not counting clear. I custom mixed my color by taking a can of white and adding small amounts of dark blue to get a powder blue I was looking for. Mix a small amount and paint a test panel if happy get it scanned and mix what you need.

I'm good with using Interlux Brightside, but I'm leaning towards TotalBoat Wet Edge just because of the price point. What I'd like to do is buy a gallon of their yellow, and a quart of their blue and mix until I get the green shade that I'm looking for.
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The problem with mixing 2 colors is you got one shot. Adding more will just head towards gray/ black.
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Originally Posted by fireisland1 View Post
The problem with mixing 2 colors is you got one shot. Adding more will just head towards gray/ black.
My plan was to get a small container, and mL measuring device and do extremely small amounts until I perfect the percentages.
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I've painted boats, cars, trucks, heavy equipment, swimming pools, industrial tanks and just about everything else you can think of for a living.

Brightsides and other similar paints aren't very durable, a low end catalyzed automotive paint is far better (and there are dozens of them at all price points), Rustoleum with hardener is a better product, and you can roll and tip it.
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Originally Posted by Jayco View Post
I'm wanting a 60's avocado green color, and I'm not finding anything I like.

Is it possible to mix two colors of a one part paint like Brightside or EZPoxy, and make a custom color?
Yes.

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bam! thank you!
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I would find the Pantone number for the color that you want and call the manufacturer for guidance. You can't make every green with just blue and yellow.
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Sherwin Williams industrial and automotive . They will mix you any color you want . get the dimension line its a single stage urethane .
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Originally Posted by Jayco View Post
I'm wanting a 60's avocado green color, and I'm not finding anything I like.

Is it possible to mix two colors of a one part paint like Brightside or EZPoxy, and make a custom color?
The answer to your question is yes. I've done it. Remember to write down your ratios' so you know what final batch you love can be reproduced to the T. But, yes, it's 100% chemically compatible.
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For something that gets beat up like a refrigerator would go to a automotive single stage catalyzed uerathane. Every paint shop has a budget line that is cost effective. Cheap harbor freight spray gun will work. Yes I have rolled and tipped automotive paint. Just use a slower reducer to give you time to laying out.
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Your local paint store. House paint , can tint it for you, your bright side or easypoxy is just a very good quality floor paint. Bring them the color card for the paint your using and the color you want. Bring dough nuts. I have been doing this for 38 years.
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Sherwin Williams industrial and automotive . They will mix you any color you want . get the dimension line its a single stage urethane .
Well now that's interesting. Didn't now SW had those. I'll have to check them out today.
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I was thinking about doing the same thing so i took a few small bottles of craft paints and started mixing colors. Its a lot harder than one may think. I quickly decided against it and kept searching for other paint manufacturers that would be able to mix colors for me.
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Yes, tinting to get a color you want isn't as easy as buying blue and yellow and mixing them together. This can make green, but it doesn't mean it's the green you want.

Many places will tint their paint paint to the color you want without much hassle.
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