Color Matching VII

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Class Description

ico_CMW101Stain & Color Matching (CMW 101).  Is your customer handing you complex finish samples from your competition that you are unsure how to match?  Are you intimidated by multi-colored steps that are being required to match the latest trends in finishes?  Look no further…

In this three day seminar we will teach you how to become proficient in this difficult sector of finishing.

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Upcoming CMW 101 Courses


  • Call to Schedule

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Participants will learn:

  • Understanding Color Matching Theory
    Learn color theory and how to use different elements to create beautifully stained and painted finishes.  You will learn how to identify various color steps in matching samples and how to build color systems to achieve the advanced multi-step finishes.
  • How to Formulate Color Matching Steps
    We will teach you how to formulate:

    • Dye Stains
    • Spray Stains
    • Wiping Stains
    • Shaders
    • Top Coat Sheen Levels
    • Toners
    • Glazes
    • Pigmented Finishes
    • Special Effects

In a hands-on environment, each class participant will formulate colors for each step to build a complex finishing system from start to finish.

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Who Should Attend

  • Color Lab Personnel
  • Quality Control Personnel
  • Color Stylist
  • Finishing Foreman

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*Course Outline

Day One
Session 1 – Lecture  |  Color Theory
Session 2 – Lecture  |  Types and Uses of Colorants
Session 3 – Lecture & Hands-on  |  Identifying Color Steps
Session 4 – Lecture & Hands-on  |  Formulating Dye & Spray Stains
Session 5 – LectureHands-on  |  Formulating Wiping Stains
Session 6 – Hands-on  |  Formulating Shaders
Session 7 – Hands-on  |  Formulating Toners

Day Two
Session 1 – Hands-on  |  Staining & Color Uniforming the Wood
Session 2 – LectureHands-on  |  Mixing Glazes
Session 3 – Hands-on  |  Matching Topcoat Sheen Levels
Session 4 – Hands-on  |  Formulating & Matching Pigmented Materials
Session 5 – Lecture  |  Resolving Finishing Problems

Day Three
Session 1 – Hands-on  |  Continuing Color Development
Session 2 – Roundtable  |  Problem Solving and Participant Interaction

*Course can be customized based on your specific shop applications

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Who: Open to all.  No pre-requisites required.
Cost: Only $1,495  |  Price includes all course-related materials and a complimentary catered-in lunch.

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Discounts Available

Discounts available if you sign up for two or more classes.

Coatings Courses will be limited to a maximum of 10 participants. Classes fill up quickly, so register today to reserve your seat.  Call 856-696-8467 or contact us to sign up today!

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Additional Information

Satisfaction Guarantee 
Your complete satisfaction is important to us. If you are dissatisfied for any reason, please notify your instructor and return your workshop materials at the end of the class, and we will issue you a refund or arrange for you to attend another AWFI program. It’s that easy!

Financial Policy
All seminars must be 100% prepaid before seminar start date. Payment may be made by check, money order, or Visa/MasterCard.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations received in writing 30 days before seminar date will be refunded in full, less $100 cancellation fee. Written notification of cancellation 20 days before seminar date will be refunded 50% less a $200 cancellation fee. After 20 days prior to seminar date, entire class fee is due and non-refundable. Seminars may be transferred to another attendee with proper notification two days prior of scheduled seminar. No transfers from one seminar to another seminar will be allowed. Please call if you have any questions regarding this refund policy.

AWFI reserves the right to reschedule seminar dates depending on class enrollment levels.

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