How Do I Make Dark Blue Paint?

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Make dark blue paint by mixing blue and black paint together. This takes only a few moments to accomplish. You need blue paint, black paint, white paint, a container and a mixing stick.

  1. Decide how much paint you need

    Look at the area that you want to paint in order to determine how much paint you need. Make sure to overestimate the amount you need to adequately cover the surface.

  2. Add the blue paint first

    Because blue is the base color, add the blue paint first. Place the appropriate amount in the container.

  3. Mix in the black paint

    Carefully measure out the black paint. Start out using only a very little, about one part to every 10 parts of blue paint. Thoroughly combine the two colors. If the blue is not dark enough, add more black until you get the desired color

  4. Add white paint

    If you add too much black paint and mix a blue color that is too dark for your needs, add white paint to lighten the shade. Avoid adding too much white, as this can cause the paint to turn gray and muddy. Add small amounts of white at a time until you lighten the color sufficiently.