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Forum topic by swgold posted 09-05-2013 08:35 AM 839 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-05-2013 08:35 AM

Is there any easy way to match finish shades and colors????


-- Dave

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#1 posted 09-05-2013 11:42 AM

Finishers color wheel, transtint dyes, and time to play.

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#2 posted 09-05-2013 12:30 PM

Make samples and write the recipes on the back of them.

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#3 posted 09-05-2013 05:56 PM

Colour matching is one of the most challenging aspects of finishing. This is the reason why the colour man is at the top of the hierarchy in any finishing shop. You’ll have to experiment. As others have said, you’d do best to get your self a finisher’s colour wheel, as well as an assortment of pigments and dyes. When matching colour, work from light to dark. I’m afraid there’s no really easy way to match colours. Be patient and try to enjoy the learning process. When you hit the colour that you want, make note of how you got there, so that you don’t have to reinvent the wheel.

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#4 posted 09-06-2013 01:15 AM




-- " his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#5 posted 09-06-2013 01:21 AM

haha. Lee.

It’s really tricky to pull off but if you apply yourself you
may get to something that fools the eye. If you are
working for a client, be very cautious and make sure
they sign-off on the finish sample and make sure you
get paid up front.

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#6 posted 09-06-2013 01:24 AM

It’s more art than science. I do it with scraps and some time to experiment.

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