We have just paid for the external woodwork of our house to be painted and I am not happy with the final colour!!
We chose a dark green (ICI - Hollybush Green). This is a high gloss paint. The instructions say to use a dark grey undercoat. The painters used a lime green undercoat instead.
The end colour looks nice in the shade, but when the light is shining on it, it has a lighter "wishy washy" reflected colour. I have compared it to the colour sample in the book, and you can't see any difference, it just looks different on the house.
I don't know if the wrong undercoat has made any difference at all - it could be my imagination - or whether I have just chosen a bad colour.
It the wrong undercoat likely to be the cause of this? Should I ask the painters to give it a second gloss coat and would that make a difference? Or could I put a darker green colour on top?
Many thanks for any advice here!