I think I’ve heard this term a few times but have never really seen the connection to my brain. Well, this is an important difference as to when to use cap ratio. Cap ratio is a good idea when you’re planning to paint your home, even if you’re not planning to paint it all the way to the ceiling.
Cap ratio is when you paint your home and then add on more paint. Its not necessarily the ratio of paint that you choose. Its more the ratio of the number of paint colors.
Cap ratio is when you paint your home, but then you put on an accent color to give it a bit more of an upgrade. So, for example, if you paint your house white, and then you put on a red accent color, you should be able to get away with using a ratio of 1:1.5 (i.e. 1/1.5 of the total possible paint ratio).
To paint with a ratio of 11.5, the paint you choose should be 11.5 times as heavy as the base color. If you choose a base color that is about 20% paint, then you would need to use 11.5 times as much paint. You would also need to use 11.5 times as much of the accent color. However, it’s much easier to go with a red accent and get away with 11.5 times as much of the accent color.
This is why I like to use a base color that is lighter than the accent color. That way, you don’t have to use as much accent and you still get the useable color from the base color. And the base color will be less noticeable.
There is a little math to be done to get the correct percentage of paint you use. The base color is already 20 paint in, so you would only need 12.5 of the accent color. The base color is 20 paint too much, so you would only need 9 of the accent color. However, you would only need to use 2.5 of the accent color.
As with most things, the more you paint, the less you use. At the same time, the more you use, the more you need to do. So it all comes down to knowing what goes where.
Cap ratio is one of those things that you can’t really measure. It’s just a ratio that you have to figure out. While it’s nice to know that you’ve got 20 of the accent paint, it’s always a good idea to also know that you don’t need all that much of it.
You can get away with using less than the full 9 of a color, but if you use all 9 of a color you will have to use more accent paint than you could have if you reduced it down to just two.
Cap ratio is a good idea because its a ratio that you make up. For instance, if you want a brown color but youre using a very light blue, you can always go with a lighter color. You can still use less of the brown color to get a darker brown. Of course, you can also go more with the brown and less with the light blue to get a really dark blue.