All posts in category Paint mixing

Paint colour consistency, why are batch quantities important?

Why is batch to batch consistency something to be considered? Why is batch to batch consistency an issue? What are the pitfalls of ordering little and often? Is ordering small quantities just an added cost? Is ordering more than enough better than just enough? Surely a “British Standard” colour is the same wherever I buy […]

What is Paint Sheen? What gloss levels mean what? Do I need semi-matt, eggshell or satin, what is the difference?

Why is Gloss level terminology less important than a specific percentage figure? The “gloss” or “sheen” level is very important when it comes to paint for many reasons. The gloss level is arguably more noticeable than colour i.e. the same paint produced in different gloss levels will stand out more than two slightly different shades […]

Avenue Group Colour Matching Service

Colour Matching explained. For companies, colour consistency is a key indicator of quality and brand indentity. People want to match colours for many reasons and at tools-paint.com we can help. Colour matching can be an exhausting job and there are certain steps that can be taken to avoid the cost of a bespoke colour match. This […]

Paint mixing down to a fine art

Those of you of a certain age will remember fondly Tony Hart and his BBC TV show Take Hart, which was broadcast from 1977 to 1983, as well as its other incarnations. Chas and Morph were the (plasticine) bee’s knees. For those somewhat younger, or with small children today, it was in a similar mold […]