How do I mix paint?


I am painting my kitchen. I painted the cabinets yellow and I have a lot of paint leftover. It's semi-gloss and looks beautiful! I want to paint the walls a lighter yellow. I'd like to use the left over semi-gloss, but I don't want shiny walls. Can I mix chalk paint with the semi-gloss to come up with what I'm looking for?

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  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Nov 04, 2019
    It would be better to buy a gallon of flat white paint, pour out about a fourth then mix in your yellow. Make sure that is enough cause you'll never match it again.

  • Gk Gk on Nov 04, 2019

    Maybe you could get a quart of flat paint to mix with the semi gloss. It should give you an eggshell finish. Chalk paint does need to have a topcoat over it to protect it from getting scratched-wax or poly. I doubt you want to wax or poly your walls!

  • Sharon Sharon on Nov 04, 2019

    I would get a quart or gallon of white semi-gloss, mix to the shade you like, then add 1/2c of baking soda to make your own chalk paint.... it will tone down the shine.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Nov 05, 2019

    I would mix flat white paint. Chalk paint doesn't really hold up well in a kitchen setting IMHO.

  • Lynn Goins Lynn Goins on Nov 06, 2019

    Thank you everyone, for all the suggestions. I think I'll play it safe and buy a quart of white flat latex paint. Cross your fingers for me!