How can I tone down turquoise paint that ended up bright on walls?

by Kathi
  6 answers
  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Mar 19, 2019

    A tiny dot of black exsperiment with a small bit in a paper cup till you get the color you want add black to it a drop at a time

  • Mona Mona on Mar 19, 2019

    Add white paint or a drop of black. Either one will tone it down.

  • Laura Cooper Laura Cooper on Mar 20, 2019

    Have you already painted? Then use a Faux finish such as sponge painting or dry brushing in a lighter or darker color to create an effect.

  • Kathi Kathi on Mar 20, 2019

    Yes. The paint is already on the walls. Could I dry brush it in gray?

    • Laura Cooper Laura Cooper on Mar 23, 2019

      Yes! But test it on a cardboard or scrap piece of wood. This will give you a chance to perfect your technique before the

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Mar 20, 2019

    Kathi, if you have already painted, you could do a fast gray-wash on the walls. Pick a low gloss medium gray. Use a roller to apply the gray on top of the turquoise. You could also water the gray down by adding a cup of water per quart of paint. This would make a smoother paint that rolls on faster and will cut the time and reduce the turquoise by 16%. Best of luck with this. I’m preparing to lighten the turquoise to more blue on the focal wall. We can each do this!

  • Kathi Kathi on Mar 20, 2019

    Thank you! That’s what I’ll do.