I purchased high quality California paint for the exterior of my home. When I painted a small part of the house, my wife, the designing goddess, did not like the color. She wants to go with something darker and has selected the darker paint chip. I thought, great, all I have to do is find out the formula of the first color and the formula of the second color and determine the difference, and then go to any paint store and have them only mix in the additional dye, not the whole formula.
Of course, my assumption is that since the new color is darker than the original, there will not be any dyes that require less than the original formula called for. If not, I know I can't achieve the color she wants and $180 of paint gets trashed.
But I figured it's worth a try to avert the wasted paint.
So - how do I find out paint formulas from the paint chips?
Thanks in advance.