Step I: Preparing Mill Base
Pigment and Resin are put together and blended well to uniformly disperse the pigment throughout the resin base. This mixture is called 'Mill-Base'
Step II: Preparing Let-Down
In a Separate process, resin, solvent and additives are blended together to form another mixture called 'Let-Down'
Step III: Colourant
The Mill-base and let-down shall be blended to form the colourant
Step IV: Transport
Colourants transported from the factory to the paint shop
Step V: Picking Colour
Hundreds of options to choose from. You get what you see on the fandesk. A fandesk with a lot of colour options is seen at the paint shop.
Step VI: Tinting
The process that gets you the colour you desire.
Tinting is the mixing of colours to a base to get the colour you desire. This is done by a machine to ensure uniformity of colours.