DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Painting Forum > Paint too brown!





Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-04-2010, 11:46 AM  
lightingking
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 13
Default

I agree with Stoggs...you can drastically change the "appearance" of the color in a room just by choosing different types of lighting AND different types of bulbs (ie: cool, warm, fluorescent, ect.)

Color chips are just the beginning.



__________________
lightingking is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-05-2010, 03:52 AM  
harryb
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 7
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Staci_25 View Post
So ya'll know my husband and I are remodeling a 1950s apt... well, I chose (what I thought was) a deep burgandy/brick red color and now that its on the walls it appears a dark brown! What can I do to lighten it and add the red tint I was looking for? I've considered a glaze or even a wall stencil.... this is the color... Olympic Granite D17-5
Personally I'd not paint anything brown! But definitely by adding some clever lighting facing upwards onto the wall (lights midway on your wall) you could brighten things up and get some red into that room. Either that or repainting which I'm sure will be a mission.
__________________
harryb is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-13-2010, 03:27 AM  
lenozhka
Junior Member
 
lenozhka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 13
Default

I'm afraid there is nothing you can do now except repaint with a new/correct color. Applying a coat of red-tinted glaze over the walls might add some red to the wall color, but it's not fool-proof and doesn't guarantee you'll be happy with the results.

So, just embrace yourself, get a refund for the paint, and start over.

__________________

[URL="http://www.housepaintingtutorials.com"][B][COLOR="DarkRed"]House Painting Ideas[/COLOR], [COLOR="RoyalBlue"]Color Tutorials[/COLOR] [COLOR="SeaGreen"], Project Inspiration[/COLOR][/B][/URL]

lenozhka is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
Paint Preparation (Chipped up Paint on Walls) oOoLaLaALA Painting Forum 8 02-22-2012 11:24 AM
Carpet soaked, now brown spots and foul smell Alcyone General Home Improvement Discussion 6 12-17-2009 02:46 PM
Dishwasher turning dishes brown NOVA Pros General Appliance Discussion 3 01-12-2009 10:26 AM
Peonies and brown leaves BillTheTailor General Home Improvement Discussion 0 05-30-2006 11:15 AM