COLOR MATCHING TIPS FOR WOOD FLOOR OR FURNITURE REPAIR
One of the most important things you should be able to do correctly in a DIY wood repair project is the color matching part. Hardwood floors and furniture vary in type, finish, styles, color, and a lot more. We’ve listed some helpful color matching tips you could use when doing your DIY wood repair project.
KNOW YOUR BASE COLOR
Most of wood materials used in hardwood flooring and wooden pieces of furniture have grain and patterns on them. Because of these grains and patterns, we would usually overlook at the real base color of our wood. Knowing the true base color of your wood will definitely help you in creating your base color mixture. With Coconix, you can definitely mix two or more colors to get the perfect color match of your wood. You will also be able to use just one color straight from the kit if your wood color is one of the most common ones like WALNUT, MAHOGANY, MAPLE, OAK, and CHERRY. Coconix made your DIY wood repair project easy with these common wood colors.
BEFRIEND YOUR COLOR CHART
You might have a difficult time mixing and matching if you do not understand how the color chart included in your wood repair kit works. While reading this portion, it’s best to have your wood color chart ready with you!
On the Color Mixing Guide portion of your repair kit manual, you will see colors with labels on the left side and colors with labels on the bottom part. Look for the best base color match of your wood floor or wood furniture across the colors on the grids. Once you have found the perfect color match, follow the grid on a horizontal line to the left to know your main color. Then, follow the grid in a vertical line to the bottom to look up your secondary color. There are times that you would only need one color, especially when your wood floor or furniture perfectly matches one of the repair compounds in the kit. You will see the meaning of the color labels at the bottom portion where the color legends are indicated. Your Color Mixing Guide also has easy instructions if ever you get confused along the way. On the lower right corner of your Color Mixing Guide is where you will find how to contact us in case you need further help with color matching.
ADJUST YOUR COLOR MIXTURE
When mixing your base color, you will have to use the two key colors in wood color matching: Black and White. These two repair compound colors will help you adjust the tint of your base color mixture. It is also very important to remember that you only have to add tiny amounts of black or white at a time. BE REMINDED, A LITTLE AMOUNT GOES A LONG WAY!
PRACTICE YOUR PATTERN
After getting the perfect color mixture for your wood base color, you will have to practice doing the grains or patterns on your wood. Most of the wood patterns can be copied by using Mahogany, Walnut or Black. Of course, it will still depend on your wood pattern’s color so you must identify which perfectly matches its color. Then, you may try doing the pattern using the brush included in the kit. Don’t be afraid to experiment on this step. The more you practice, the more you’ll be familiar with your wood’s grain or pattern and how to perfectly copy it. The saying “practice makes perfect” never gets old.
If you find wood color matching to be more challenging than you expected or if you just need advice before even starting, then it’s best to contact us to get assistance and personalized advice. We can help you get an idea on how to approach your DIY wood repair project or help you with the color matching. Just send us clear photos of your wood floor or furniture and we’d be happy to help. Please make sure that the photos are taken under natural lighting and clearly shows the color of your wood. In this way, we can help you better and give more accurate wood color matching instructions.
The most important thing, of course, is to enjoy the repair process and learn out of it. Happy repairing!