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Can low sheen white paint be tinted black?

Missi
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Can low sheen white paint be tinted black?

Can low sheen white paint be tinted black

EricL
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Re: paint tinting

Hello @Missi

 

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community. Thank you so much for joining us and sharing your question about adding tint to white paint to turn it black.

 

The quick answer is yes, white paint can be tinted to black. However, each paint brand has its own level of black. On your next visit to the store, I suggest looking at the colour samples, specifically in the black range. There are a few levels of black, have a look and see which one is to your liking. Once you've chosen your black colour, give it to your store's paint specialist and they will mix a batch for you.

 

What project are you painting black? If you have any questions about your project, please don't hesitate to share them. Our members would be more than happy to provide you with advice and information. I've placed a sample chart from the Taubmans range to show you their levels of black.

 

If you need further assistance, please let us know.

 

Eric

 

 

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MikeTNZ
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Re: paint tinting

EricL,

Thanks for posting this!

I've often wondered about buying paint and the tinting involved, this has inadvertently answered a number of my questions as well.

I agree in that it depends on what you are painting with respect to materials (wood, metal, etc) or the finish you need.

This sort of thing confuses a lot of DIY people, as it is not well known how a given paint can be tinted and to what degree.

 

Top Man.

 

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Missi
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Re: paint tinting

Thanks,so helpful I'm painting wood bedside tables from honey wood to black with Honey wood drawers and trim 

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EricL
Bunnings Team Member
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Re: paint tinting

Hello @Missi

 

Thank you for telling us about your painting project. We would love to see a picture of the tables once you finish painting them. If you have any other questions about your painting project please don't hesitate to post them. Our members would be more than happy to provide advice and information.

 

Here is a handy link: How to paint over varnished timber   

 

If you need further assistance, please let us know.

 

Eric

 

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