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Cheap paint test: test of all four steps 4 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
Based on the results of my previous "Cheap paint test", I decided to use the Folk Art Multi-Surface paint since it was the most durable. However, this smaller line of paints had fewer colors than the regular Folk Art paint (or the Apple Barrel, Ceramcoat, or Americana paints), so I had to do some mixing for the later stages. It was another time-consuming step, but it DID allow me to customize my paint job--I decided to go for a darker color scheme.

For the base grey stage, I used Medium Grey.
For the random brick stage, I used a mixture of primarily Coffee Latte, with a bit of the dark green Thicket added in. After some testing on the palette, I added the green paint right into the brown bottle so that I could get consistent results.
For the olive drybrush stage, I used a mixture of the first two stages: Medium Grey plus Coffee Latte (which already contained some of the green Thicket), and I lightened this up by adding Steel Grey and Parchment. As before, after testing on a palette, I mixed up a full bottle of this color.
For the stone edge drybrush stage, I used the same olive drybrush color but lightened it every more with Parchment (and a little Steel Grey).

I ended up using about six 2-oz bottles (although for paints like Thicket and Steel Grey, I barely used any), for a cost of around $10 total. The results:
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Re:Cheap paint test: test of all four steps 4 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
Looks good to me. I also went with a slightly darker scheme.
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