Will This Work?

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  1. prem895

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    I was wondering if I could take a colour like Model Master RLM 76 enamel to Home Depot and have them put it under their colour match machine and then have them duplicate it in a tin of lets say 250ml. If this works I could make all my enamel paints,matt,semi or gloss this way. Be it Humbrol enamels or Model Master enamels. Will this work?
     
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    #2 N4521U, Jul 22, 2013
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    I think you may find the pigment grind too course. One reason model paints are so expensive is because of the molecular size of the pigments, much harder to manufacture. House paint pigments are like sand, model pigments are like talc, for a comparison.

    An example. Some automotive paints will cover 600 grit sand paper marks, some other paints these will show because of the density, porosity, of the paint. You could have it matched for wall colors tho!
     
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    That makes sense.Well so much for that idea.I thought it was worth asking though.
     
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    Is as important to know what does Not work, as what Does!

    Never stop asking!
     
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    That is right, brother!
    One never knows until one asks!
     
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    Years ago I painted a bedroom by having Home Depot match dabs of Model Master paints. Neutral Gray walls with RLM 75 trim. Turned out pretty good!
     
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