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Spectralock wall dried very light. Permacolor floor dried darker

Posted by what_now (My Page) on
Wed, Mar 13, 13 at 20:45

I picked Spectralock Smoke Gray for the shower walls. It dried much much lighter, but it was grouted first so I didnt realize it was off color and looks great with the tile. For the floors Permacolor in Smoke Gray dried darker then sample stick and much much darker and bluer then the walls. It doesnt look very good with the tile. Tile is Silver Stratos from Florim.

Laticrete sent some grout colorant in Light Pewter which is closer to the intensity of the wall grout. But has way too much green undertones.
The Laticrete website is out of stock on most of the lighter grout sample sticks. Any ideas on grout color that would basically be a very light color that has some neutral gray undertones. Its close to SW Versatile Gray. But a bit lighter.

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RE: Spectralock wall dried very light. Permacolor floor dried dar

Keep in mind that you have products that although the color is supposed to be the same, you're using two different matrixes-- one is water based with acrylic polymers, while the other one has an epoxy matrix. Those WILL have an affect on the final color, and there's nothing anyone can do about it. Even the colorant, although basically the same, will also have its own tone to it, because once again, you're using another formulation with a different base to it.

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