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 colors, as we shall see below.


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

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

I explain how:

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

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

But like I said, the colors to make your own colors must be bright colors and pastel colors, it cannot be very dark or alive, because the base with which you will make them with a white base of 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 bright 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 intend 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 we don’t spend more than we need or miss.

Better a poor horse than no horse at all. If it is missing, it would be a problem, because to make exactly the same color by adding the same amount of color as before, it is quite difficult, so it is better than not missing it.

Once we have calculated the color we are going to use, we mix it with the required amount of water and we can start creating the color, mixing and adding the colors to the white color.

To make the colors, we will do them very slowly, adding the colors very little by little.

Imagine you want a light purple or violet color, and the colors for this color would be red and blue.

Well, you would start adding a little red and a little blue and move well until the colors mix well and you see the resulting color.

That you want it to be darker, because you add more colors; that you want more shooting in red because they make more red etc.

What’s important with this is that you do it gradually, because once you spend putting on paint there’s no going back, so you see you add colors little by little and mix all the color well until you find the color you’re looking for.

Another tip is that if we have made a paint that requires a lot of paint, we will have to remove the paint from time to time because the colors stay down and if we don’t mix, when we start painting, at first it will be paint, and at at the end of the second.

Therefore, when they have a lot of color, it is advisable to mix them while painting.

Similarly, if we don’t have time to finish painting the same day and have to continue the next day, when we go to pick up the paint to repaint, we will remove it perfectly because the paint will stay down.

Remember that if we are looking for colors like bright red or orange, black or very dark colors, we cannot make them with paints, these colors must be made in a paint store because they do not have white backgrounds but are transparent, magenta etc.

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