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darken red
Posted by ardvark002 on Monday, May 01, 2017 8:03 PM

Hi all, I'm workin on a kit where I would like to have really deep dark red seats. aven't been able to find any paint to meet the bill. Is it possible to add a touch of dark brown to change the tint?  Any info would be appericated    Thanks Aardvark

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Monday, May 01, 2017 8:05 PM

Add black or brown depending on how dark you want it. Experiment with it until you find the darken red you're looking for.

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Posted by hypertex on Tuesday, May 02, 2017 7:38 AM

I'd add dark blue and/or dark brown (ultramarine blue or burnt umber, if that helps). I personally don't like to add black because it really desaturates the color.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, May 02, 2017 8:50 AM

I added purple to red to get a darker colour for a Roman tunic, could try that.

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Posted by ardvark002 on Tuesday, May 02, 2017 9:54 AM
Hi, thanks for the help everyone. Aardvark
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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, May 02, 2017 10:10 AM

It depends on whether you want the deep red to have the same saturation as the original red you are using. If so, then add the complementary color. If you want a less saturated red, add black, dark gray, or brown.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota


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