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Forum topic by swgold posted 328 days ago 415 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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328 days ago

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


-- Dave

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#1 posted 327 days ago

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

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#2 posted 327 days ago

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

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#3 posted 327 days ago

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 327 days ago




-- " 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 327 days ago

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 327 days ago

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

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