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    • SandraScarlett
    • By SandraScarlett 17th Apr 17, 12:48 AM
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    Colouring masonry paint - help!
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    • 17th Apr 17, 12:48 AM
    Colouring masonry paint - help! 17th Apr 17 at 12:48 AM
    I bought some Sandtex Smooth Masonry Paint, described as "brick red". On opening the tin, it looked lighter than the colour label on the tin, so I tested it on a small piece of concrete, and though it was lighter, it wasn't too bad - but it's dried to salmon pink.


    Someone suggested I added a small amount of black masonry paint, and that it would then appear browner, but I wonder if anyone has any suggestions. I do have some black masonry paint, so it wouldn't involve extra cost.


    Thank you.
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    • mr_vampy
    • By mr_vampy 17th Apr 17, 1:31 AM
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    Just wondering if you have stirred the paint thoroughly before use
    • adandem
    • By adandem 17th Apr 17, 8:30 AM
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    You will make a darker red if you add black but I'd try it with a small amount first.
    • SandraScarlett
    • By SandraScarlett 19th Apr 17, 11:28 AM
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    Just wondering if you have stirred the paint thoroughly before use
    Originally posted by mr_vampy

    Yes I did. For ages!
    • SandraScarlett
    • By SandraScarlett 19th Apr 17, 11:30 AM
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    • 19th Apr 17, 11:30 AM
    You will make a darker red if you add black but I'd try it with a small amount first.
    Originally posted by adandem

    I took your advice, and mixed some in an old pot first, just a small amount, and added a very small amount of black, and it seems to have done the trick. Thank you.
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