Mixing interior and exterior paint

by Sharon
(Fl)

I have about 1/3 of a can of exterior paint and 2/3 of interior. They are both the same base. If I mixed it all together, to paint my chicken coop, what will happen?

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May 02, 2016
Mixing interior and exterior paint.
by: Shawn

Hi Sharon,

It's of course difficult to say what would happen. Even so, I would think that they would mix together just fine. The biggest issue, you may have though, is that the paint might lift, fade or peel, sooner than you would like, due to combining the paints or because you used an interior paint on an exterior project.

If it were me, I would go ahead and give it a try. Keeping in mind of course, that I might have no choice but to do some premature reprepping and repainting in the future.

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