It's been a while since I painted anything. I just opened a can of gloss
white acrylic latex to use on door moldings and I see bluish swirls. Does
anyone know if this is normal? I thought white was supposed to be white.
Thanks, I did a test spot and I'll wait to see how it dries. I was hoping
it was some industry thing that I didn't know about.
blue makes white appear whiter, hmm
*note to self, go back to kindergarten and learn about colors again.
White is subjective. Look at a light bulb then look out the window at
sun light. The sun light is whiter and the light bulb looks yellow. At
night if you only have the light bulb to look at it will look white.
Even laundry detergent has "whiteners" in it. They emphasis the blue
end of the spectrum to make it look whiter.
If you look at a rainbow or any spectrum you will never see white or
black. White and black are really not colors.
If you compare your new paint to another can of paint that may be a
warmer white they will not look the same and one will look whiter or bluer
and the other will look warmer or yellowier.
Most white is made- tinted to grey tone for coverage. Few "white" go
with beige, you need to pick a "off white" for beige tones but there are
really a 100 shades of white paint. Most "white" go with blue -grey
tones since grey is what they as tinted to.
What is pure white.
And oddly enough, in leatherworking you dye the leather blue before you
dye it black if you want the deepest blackest black.
You add blue to make white whiter and black blacker....that confuses
the shit out of me. ;)
When it comes to "white" paint, there are hundreds of shades that vary
from cream to bluish to greenish. If there is a tint, the can should be
marked with the tint formula. Might also be separation of ingredients,
although I have never seen a blue solvent separate. Mix it up and if
the color looks good, use it.
a new IDEA here. Some white paints have a blue tint which disappears as the
paint dries. I notion is that when re-painting a white ceiling with white
paint it difficult to see where you have applied the new paint.
Color (or colour) perception isn't as simple as we may think it is.
This site's examples blew me away the first time I visited it:
I didn't really believe them until I used an image processing program to
cut out little pieces of the "same color" sections and paste them side
by side on a white background. Yikes!
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