Paint colour for IP

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  1. dan2101

    dan2101 Well-Known Member

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    Hey all,

    Just wondering does anyone have a 'go to' paint colour that they always use for IP's?

    Looking for something nice and light to brighten the place up but not a vivid white as it marks too easily.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Greyghost

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    Nathan birch uses dulux "whisper white".

    He says that with the shadow the white cornice puts on the wall you will not be able to tell the difference if you have not cut in properly. So makes the job easier.
    Don't listen to much of his advice, but this was a good tip
     
  3. dan2101

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    Yeah I see his point. Same with vivid white. Only problem is white walls and rough tenants don't tend to mix extremely well. Was thinking more something with a shade of grey through it?
     
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    Yep sure. Be carefull as the grey tends to look darker on the wall than in the pot/sample card.
     
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    Antique white USA is our IP colour of choice. Has served us well so far
     
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    Mission brown 50%
     
  7. Azazel

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    I just go with white these days, unless there is already paint that I'm trying to match.
    Which white? Just white. Easy to match if you forget later.
     
  8. dan2101

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    Think I might run with the trusty antique white USA. Haven't used it for a while but always looks decent. Thanks
     
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    +1 for Antique White USA
     
  10. Propertunity

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    1/2 hog bristle
     
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  11. dan2101

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    What colour is that Alan? Isn't it pretty much white?
     
  12. Propertunity

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    Yeah. Like the others, just another shade of white.
     
  13. dan2101

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    How do you find it holds up? Just finished a new build and painted it vivid white and you basically touch it and it stains?
     
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    Tranquil Retreat Half or 1/4..

    Whisper white is a cooler (more bluish) white.
     
  15. WattleIdo

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    Is it called Just White? Because there's a new colour called Simply White and it could be confusing. Do you just mean untinted white? Vivid White? BP White? :confused:
     
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    Just "white".
    No fancy names to get in the way.
     
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    dulux white colour hog bristle quarter
     
  18. R377

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    I do all mine hogs bristle half strenght
     
  19. theperthurbanist

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    Possibly a stupid question, but I'm interested to know what type of paint the colours suggested (whisper white, antique white, hog bristle, etc) are (water or oil based)? Is each colour linked to a paint type or can colours be purchased in either type?

    Also what paint type do people suggest for an IP, water based or oil based?
     
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  20. Propertunity

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    Either

    Water based everywhere except for doors themselves and architraves where I use enamel based for longer wear resistance.
     
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