NEW Satin Enamels Color Mixes

NEW Satin Enamels Color Mixes

Posted by DecoArt on Sep 18th 2016

The NEW Americana Decor Satin Enamels are now available at Michaels stores around the country. You won't find the entire color selection there, but we have a few easy-to-achieve, custom color mixes for you to broaden your options!

Create the colors below by mixing Americana Decor Satin Enamels colors in the proportions listed below.

Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below.

Here are some more tips for creating your very own custom color mixes:

  • Make a mixing swatch chart for reference by using 1/4 teaspoons amounts of paint. Purchase old mixing spoons at flea markets for this. When you get to the color you want, write down the ratios on an index card and paint a swatch of the color on the card. This will make repeating mixes easier in the future.
  • Mix in a resealable container to keep for future use (clean glass or plastic jars or mason jars work well).
  • For consistent proportions, use a disposable cup to measure paint. Mark a fill line with a permanent marker and cover the mark with transparent tape to prevent it from rubbing off.
  • Stir mixture with a palette knife or a popsicle stick. Small amounts of paint are easier to mix.
  • Mix more paint than you think you'll need, to have on hand for touch-ups and sample swatches.

Are you looking for more Satin Enamels application tips and techniques? Check out the Satin Enamels product page. You'll fine a wealth of knowledge on cleaning your surface, painting cabinetry, stenciling, and more!