Why is magnolia too dark but differs on different surfaces?


I am painting a bedroom which I have undercoated with a white anti-mould paint. I have bought magnolia matt paint to paint over this but it shows up as a deep orangy/beige colour? However, if I put the magnolia paint on to say a piece of cardboard it comes up with a light creamy warm white shade which is the colour I am looking for.

Do you have any ideas of how I can get around my problem? I have tried various brands of magnolia. Should I try a dark undercoat first before applying the magnolia?

Any advice would be most welcome.

Many thanks,

One Response

  1. It really depends on the Brand and Quality of Paint that you are using… try instead using Sherwin Williams Classic-99 (color of choice to match your sample)…

    Off Brands can cause color problems of this sort… use a better brand…

    Using a darker primer really won't help… try giving it 2 coats, over the primer…
    Good Luck

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