{tinting paint: creating the perfect color}


Finding that perfect color of paint for your next project doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Think of the possibilities!

Shades of red can have a hint of orange to deep cranberry.  Blues can be anything from a cool turquoise to a deep navy.  There are even countless shades of white and cream!

But how does that range of color become reality? It’s all thanks to quality, professional tinting to take a base and turn it into something that can transform your home.

Kevin at Hirshfield’s Paint Manufacturing says it all starts with the tinting base. Hirshfield’s uses four types: White Base, Medium Base, Deep Base and Neutral Base. White Base will be used for the pastels and lighter colors that you’re looking for. Neutral Base is basically clear before the tinting process and is used for very dark or very bright colors.

Each base is designed to accept a certain amount of color. That makeup along with a pigment in the base helps the professionals at Hirshfield’s control the depth of color that ends up in the paint can you purchase.

Tinting is not something you want to try on your own.  The tinting equipment used right now is designed to make sure that each gallon of paint gets the same amount of colorant. Bases are also designed to have certain amounts of color mixed in. Those precise measurements ensure that the color is consistent and will give you the coverage you need for your room.

Summer science class visits Hirshfield's Paint Manufacturing

Painting is a stressful enough project as it is, it would be even worse to have your paint not cover well or take three times as long to dry!  So leave it to the professionals to get the tint right, so you can focus on grabbing those rollers and getting started!

2 Responses to “{tinting paint: creating the perfect color}”

  1. Ron Says:

    It is a little well known fact…the Hirshfield’s Paint tinting system uses only 12 colorants to make all 1,300+colors found in the Color Is fan deck.

  2. {hirshfield’s paint experts answer the question, “what is paint?”} « Hirshfield's Color Club Says:

    […] Once you have the base for your paint, color can be added. This process, known as tinting, is very precise and should be left to the experts. Your local Hirshfield’s paint expert will ensure that the color you pick out is the color in your bucket of paint! You can read more about the tinting process in our blog post, Tinting Paint. […]


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