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re tinting paint

I have found a 10 year old gal. of green paint can it be tinted to any shade of gray?
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Posted 2015-04-11T17:18:46+0000  by sunshinegirl sunshinegirl
 

Any paint CAN be tinted, the question is should a ten year old can of paint be used? !0 years is way beyond the normal life span of stored paint, however, if the can is full with little air in it, it was never frozen, it doesn't smell rancid, and the viscosity looks normal, it may be worth the risk.

A green paint can certainly be grayed up, but it would be difficult not to still end up with a green/gray color. The lamp black needed to gray it will also darken it somewhat.  A little red would also help mute the green. You've got nothing to lose as the paint was "found".
Posted 2015-04-11T20:26:42+0000  by ordjen
Wow sunshinegirl!

Ten-year old paint might very well be re-tinted.

Before proceeding, take the can to The Paint Pit at your local Home Depot and have the can spun.

This will mix the tint and solids well.

Then, check the paint for a rotten egg odor.

Just like a loaf of bread, paint can grow fungus.

If this is the case, you should dry out that paint and discard.

If not, ask your paint associate to "adjust" your color.

Also, be prepared to show them a color you would like move toward.

This will give them a reasonable idea how to adjust your green.

Finally, be prepared to compromise ... making an exact gray from an existing green may be beyond their capabilities.

However, you should always expect that they will be willing to try.

Posted 2015-04-14T12:06:33+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL
 
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