Today I decided to paint the lower half of our 24-year-old motorhome. I bought primer and paint the other day at Napa, and had sticker shock for a half a gallon of paint, and the reducer, hardner, etc.
So we were going for a dark blue. Here in the Pacific Northwest you got to catch the window of opportunity to paint outside, and those are dwindling fast with winter approaching.
So I get the spray gun all ready, get the surface prepped, Dial the gun into a nice feed, and prime the whole lower half. So far so good, a nice flat black.
Then I add the activator and reducer to the colored paint. And add a half a bottle of talc so it comes out flat. Well... It was really blue. Like, masking tape blue blue.
I took some pictures and sent them upstairs, and the reply I got from my wife was, wow, that's really blue!
At this point I'm pretty pissed off, so I go upstairs and my wife, bless her, was trying to be nice. I finally said oh come on, it looks like the fucking Smurf mobile!
After the 15 minutes of tear gushing gut bursting laughing, we came up with a game plan. I mixed two parts primer, with one part paint. That's after the hardeners reducers blah blah blah is all added to each associated paint. I figured, what the heck, might as well go for it. Can't get much worse than what it already is, unless it doesn't harden...
The result is pretty good, it's kind of a dark gray with a tinge of blue, just perfect. We both wanted a little more blue than gray, like the swatch, but oh well, it's going to have to do...
Way too blue