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Old Nov 7th 2017, 2:08 pm   #1
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Default Interior paint, no magnolia?

We're planning on refreshing the house over the winter to keep us busy when the snow comes.
Amazed that they only sell interior paint in small pots, and everything is mixed individually... am I missing something? Why don't they sell massive pails of magnolia like in the UK?

The cheapest "base" I've found is $25 for 3.7L, does anyone know where I can find a premixed paint?
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Home Depot sell Pro paint that comes in 19L tubs, but I think you still have to add colour I think the cheapest I saw was about $120.
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We bought five gallon buckets of paint for the last house, magnolia, from the Home Depot. Also primer in five gallon pails, I think that was from Lowe's.
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"Baby sh*t brown is to Canada (well Newfoundland certainly) as Magnolia is to UK." Discuss!
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"Baby sh*t brown is to Canada (well Newfoundland certainly) as Magnolia is to UK." Discuss!
Babysh*t brown is old hat.

Shades of Khaki have been 'in' since then.

It is battleship grey now.
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We're planning on refreshing the house over the winter to keep us busy when the snow comes.
Amazed that they only sell interior paint in small pots, and everything is mixed individually... am I missing something? Why don't they sell massive pails of magnolia like in the UK?

The cheapest "base" I've found is $25 for 3.7L, does anyone know where I can find a premixed paint?

Pre-mixed paint isn't a 'thing' here. All 'freshly' made on the spot. Once you've had one can, you get a barcode/code number which gets you the same shade again and again. Helps to avoid colour-match issues with different batches that used to happen in the UK.

If you Google the paint colour, you can probably get a code which will allow you to buy Magnolia to your heart's content...
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