Not all whites are white - help please

prairiemom61September 11, 2012

We are painting our exterior white. I am thinking of using SW Snowbound. Has anyone used this color on an exterior? We have a large wraparound porch and three dormers, very classic look. We like the traditional look of dark green shutters. I would rather the white lean toward the grayer whites rather than creamy whites. Suggestions? Thanks.

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IMO, the subtle nuances of whites seem to get lost when used outside because of the sunlight.

    Bookmark   September 12, 2012 at 8:11AM
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Thanks graywings. Our painter said he won't use SW extra white right off the shelf, is too opaque. He suggests using about an ounce of black in a 5 gal bucket of paint, I'm fine with that.

    Bookmark   September 12, 2012 at 8:18AM
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