If we decide to paint our house and we will do it in several colors, before we buy them, if they are not very dark, light or strong tones, we can make them ourselves and save good money, with paints or paints as we shall see below.


Imagine painting a living room in two colors, a room of two others, a hallway of another, a room of another, which is already There are 6 colors, which at at least 25 euros of color is already 150 euros in colors only and for every new color we want we have to add at least another 25 euros.

Well, so that we can make the colors cheaper, we can make them, how? With paints or paints and white plastic paint.

We explain how:

We buy white plastic paint, a bucket of medium quality 15 liters worth 40 euros, and then paint or dye.

Each bottle of paint costs a maximum of 5 euros, so if we buy basic colors that would be yellow, red, ocher (ocher is not the basic color, but it is practically important to make colors) green, blue and black, They would all cost us a maximum of 30 euros, which adds 70 euros to the extra 40 euros in a large bucket of white plastic paint, instead of 150 euros, as it would be worth to us if we bought already made paints.

But like I said, the colors to make them yourself with colors must be bright and pastel colors, it cannot be very dark or alive, because the base with which you will make them is with a white base which is a white plastic paint. If we want dark colors, we have to buy them ready-made.

How to make different colors:

Red shade + Yellow shade = Orange

Blue shade + Red shade = Purple

Blue shade + Yellow shade = Green

Red shade + White shade = Rosa

Ocher shade + A few drops of yellow shade = Ivory

Blue shade + Black shade = Dark blue

Blue shade over white = Light blue

Yellow shade on white = Light yellow

Brown shade over white = Brown

Red hue on white = Pink or light red, depending on the amount of color we add

Green on white = Light green

If we want cream colors:

We always add ocher and then add a few drops of red, or yellow or orange, depending on the tone of cream we want.

Here you can buy paints and dyes to make paints.

Tips for making colors:

When we are preparing to make a color, the first thing is to be very clear about the color we want, either in the pattern or in the head.

We also need to consider how much paint we will need, so as not to spend more than necessary or avoid a shortage.

It is better than not to miss it, if it is missing, it would be a problem, because to make it exactly the same color using the same amount of colors as before, it is quite difficult, so it is better than not to miss it. After calculating the color we will use, we mix it with the required amount of water and we can start making the color.

To make the colors, we will work them very slowly, adding the colors little by little. Imagine you want light purple or fox, the colors to make this color would be red and blue, because you would start adding a little red and a little blue and you would move well, if you wanted it to be darker, then do more, if you wanted to pull red because they make more red, the most important thing is to do it little by little, because after you spend putting colors there is no going back, so you see adding colors little by little and removing all the colors well until you find the color you want.

Another tip is that if we’ve made a paint that takes a lot of paint, we’ll have to remove it from time to time, because the colors usually stay down and if we don’t mix, when we start painting, at the beginning it will be paint, and at the end another , so when they have a lot of color, it is advisable to stir them while we paint. Likewise, if we don’t have time to finish painting on the same day, and we have to continue the next day, when we pick up the paint to paint again, we will remove it perfectly because the paint will remain unavailable.

Keep in mind that if we are looking for colors like bright red or orange, black or very dark colors, we cannot make them with colors, those colors must be made in a paint store.

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