Coloring paint: ways of mixing it

What you need a rayon

at first glance, everything is simple enough: you need to take the white paint and mix it with the shade of which you want to get. That’s what they did before, when only a few basic colors could be bought in stores. Today, when colors are used even in industrial design, it is simply impossible for manufacturers to release the amount of colors and shades required by consumers. Therefore, automatic rayering is used using special software that allows you to mix the basic paint with the required amount of color pigment and obtain colors and shades exactly corresponding to those presented in the samples.

Each such specimen, and there may be several thousand of them, has its own unique markings. You can find out how the tone you like is marked by the corresponding symbol signed on it. Knowing the brand, you will always be able to order in the construction shop the coler of colorful coating you need. The only problem is that on a sample in the store and on a wall in the room, that color can look different. Here is the need to mix the paint yourself and by experimenting at home to select the desired color in manual mode.

What you need to know about oscillating systems

If you are going to get a particularly complex tone that exactly matches color with any interior item or use several shades of one unique color, you will have to do the wheel manually. To wheel at home, you will need to use a wheeling system consisting of three components: base paint, wheel pigments and mixing algorithms that take into account accurate proportions of mixing base paint with one or more wheel pigments.

Compositions with known quantitative parameters of saturation and hue are used as base paint. Among themselves, these paints differ in white pigment content. Most often in this quality, white paint is used for manual mixing, allowing to achieve the desired result with the most precision.

Colorants — coloring pigments, can be of both organic and inorganic origin. Organic allows for a wide variety of color solutions, but they are less resistant to sunlight, as opposed to inorganic.

One very important point should be taken into account when self-tracking. In a basic paint, even one color can have different amounts of a binder on which its quality depends. If too much pigment is added to the base paint, as in cases where dark colors are required, the binder for all its quantities may not suffice. Therefore, when choosing the base paint to create dark wheels, pay attention to the content of the binder component in it — this should be indicated on the jar.

How to mix paints in hand wheeling

ability to track the paints where they will be applied allows you to immediately estimate the resulting color “in place” in natural and natural conditions and artificial lighting. Prepare the containers in which you will mix the trial samples. Their volume should be so as to then paint areas of the wall or ceiling measuring about 50×50 cm, quite sufficient to estimate the received color hue. Prepare a measuring tank with risks to accurately measure the amount of base paint — 100 ml. By purchasing dye pigments, which are sold in liquid form, choose bottles with narrow throat, allowing you to add pigment to the base base literally by drop.

Please note that special paints are used for ceilings and walls, which do not replace each other.

Starting to add pigment to white paint, try not to get carried away – even one drop of it already changes the color of the mixture, even when at first glance it is not visible. Stir the paint well so the color is even. Note that on the vertical surface of the wall, the color will appear brighter than in the sample jar. Apply it to the surface of the wall, wait for it to dry, as the shade can change greatly, and evaluate the result in different lighting. If necessary, dilute the paint or add pigment, or then re-mix the paint samples with the pigments, repeating the operation until you get the desired shade.

To not only achieve the desired shade, but also to be able to reproduce it again, write down the “formulation” with precision to each drop of color pigment.

When you start routing the paint already in order to paint the entire wall, reduce the number of pigment droplets added by 1/5 of the proportion that was observed in the sample. This is due to the peculiarities of color perception — on the surface of a larger area it will appear brighter.

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