Mistint Paint: An Affordable Paint Option

Mistint Paint: An Affordable Paint Option

Kyle Freeman
Jan 22, 2009

A friend of ours, who lives frugally and walks lightly on the earth, decided it was time to paint his room. He didn't have a particular color in mind which made him very open and flexible when he stumbled upon the surprisingly dense selection of mistinted paint cans at the hardware store. Mistints are paints that are unused or returned by customers because they're not the right color match or finish. In this case, our friend bought a gallon of what he refers to as "slippery grey" paint for only...

$8 ! He's delighted with the result and likes the color so much that he's considering purchasing some more paint in the same "mistint" color. At the time he bought the paint, he said there were about 50 other cans of orphaned mistints at the hardware store. That's not a bad selection for $8/gallon!

Have you ever tried mistinted paint? Any advice?

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