How to Make Hot Pink Into Red Paint

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Hot pink is a bright mixture of red and white.
Hot pink is a bright mixture of red and white. (Image: Photos.com/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Hot pink is a blend of red paint and white paint. If you plan to mix hot pink paint with other paint to achieve a more traditional red paint, you can do so. However, keep in mind that paint stores have machines that aggressively mix paints by shaking the canisters. Unless you have a paint mixer at home, expect to spend time with a mixing stick so you can blend the paint evenly throughout the can.

Things You'll Need

  • Mixing container
  • Red paint
  • Measuring cup
  • Mixing stick

Pour 1 cup of hot pink paint into a large mixing container.

Add 2 cups of red paint to the container. You can add more paint to the container but always keep a ratio of two parts red to one part pink.

Mix the colors together with a paint stick until you no longer see any streaks of the original red or original hot pink in the container. You will see a toned-down version of red in the container.

Add more red paint to the mixture and blend again if you want a darker shade.

Keep track of the amount of paint you mix together by using with a measuring cup. This will allow you to duplicate the color if you need more paint. Write down the process you used. For example, if you mixed 1 gallon of hot pink with 2 gallons of red and then added in 4 cups of red after mixing, keep a record of this.

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