Project Approach

A complete, colour accurate and consistent colour tinting system in 5 steps.


What are your wishes to these questions ?

  • Which products would you like to tint with the (new) tinting system?
  • Which specific requirements are necessary for your coloured product? Think of exterior use, in-organic pigments only, hiding power, etc.
  • How many base paints do you prefer per product?
  • What are the can sizes of your products?
  • Which colours / colour collections will you use?

Answers on these questions are relevant to start a tinting system project. Building a new tinting system is an extensive job, that should start with clearly defining starting points. Together with you, we will be happy to develop your tinting system. 

For the first step you can just mail your details to start a conversation with our tinting team.

Compatibility check for base paints

It is of high importance to have good compatibility between base paints and colourants. This needs to be analysed first.

Next to compatibility, a correlation with our references will be determined. This will help to supply you the most accurate colour recipe database at later stage. In case of insufficient compatibility between paint and colourants, we provide advices how to improve acceptance of colourants in your base paint.

Being a paint manufacturer ourselves, the required expertise is available to support you in optimization of your base paint formulation.

Calculate costs for tinting

The result of the research also includes the colour recipe for a limited number of colours. The final tinting costs per colour in the specific paint can be easily calculated from the prices per liter of each colour paste used.

This is a crucial part of our research and gives the opportunity to discuss costs in a practical and realistic manner. The biggest part of the job has to come yet and before we make things final, it is wise to agree in advance on the costs of the system.

How to keep
a colour tinting system stable?

As the colour tinting system’s colour consistency is dependent of multiple variables, it is of great importance to keep these variables under strict control. For example: One of those variables is the colour strength of the base white paints and of crucial importance to keep this within certain specifications batch-to-batch. We can advise how to do this, which test methods to use as well as required accuracy. Our modern laboratories are open to receive our clients for any technical training if needed.

Deployment of the new tinting system

The time has come, filling the machine(s) with colour pastes and uploading the recipe database software in the computer, ready for the first tinted colours in your own paint. Always an exciting moment, but also nice to reproduce the colours, in line with the references, with just one push of a button. And if additional new colour fansdecks or new base paints would need to be added to the system, we will be ready to facilitate everything. It does not end with the deployment, the collaboration and partnership has only just started!


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