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Stain color matching systems for lacquer wiping stain8/10
Need some help locating a stain color match system for solvent finishes. As an example, the General finishes system for waterbase is exactly what I am looking for except, in solvent lacquer stain.
Not sure where to look?
Hands down... Sherwin Aurora stain system using D59 colorants for solvent based and D64 for water based colorant... S61 dye colorants,... the system is based off weight and the software stores all formulas and converts them to whatever volume needed for product.... The software is cloud based and can be accessed by any device via the web....Use it to formulate dye stains,wipe , spray no wipe, spray&wipe, glaze formulas... you name it and it can do it. Setup includes color chip boxes on oak and maple with premade formulas for a good start on color ranges to help you get familiar with a match... type in the formula # and it will spit out the formula for a chip... adjust as needed or use it for reference to figure out how a decent tint base and it's carriers are balanced... Best system I've ever come across
Shane, how much floorspace would a setup for something like solvent based stains take up?
We don't do a huge volume of custom stains, but when it comes time for a custom match, we suffer rather greatly just getting a decent match from any of our local vendors. Inevitably I end up begging some raw colorant off of them and "hand-fixing" it.
I can't order a system that's going to take up a huge spot out on the floor, but there have been days that I craved a fully DIY stain setup.
A color mixing station doesnt take up much floor space at all.. Say 8' wide by 2' deep..
yes just as kevin mentioned... my mix station is about 7' long and 2' deep... My unit is a fillon pinchon that has four shelves.. each shelf has 8 colorants ready to pour.... I keep the first row with a few different clear stain bases.... water borne, solvent wipe, solvent spray and the rest of the shelves hold my solvent and water based tints.... Then my scale takes up about 12"x12"x12" space next to the mix unit.... I have a small bench next to it that is 4'x2' that I use to take notes and do the initial color work up on...
My local SW dealer does it for me. I give them a piece of material, and by the end of the day they have a perfect match. Sometimes while I sit on the barstool.
I wouldnt even consider buying a mixing station myself. Of course, not every SW is the same.
What are the costs of the SW Aurora color matching systeam?