Mr. Pinball Tip:

If you've done any paint restoration work and found yourself having difficulties trying to find that 'elusive perfect match', try using this color mixing guide (taken from an old sign painting trade publication 'Freehand Lettering' by Dick Bird). I have used this guideline extensively in my past sign painting career and found it a valuable asset in toning a color up to that 'elusive perfect match'.

Color Wanted:Start with:Add a little:
GreenYellowBlue
OrangeYellowRed
BrownRedBlack
MaroonRedBlack & Magenta
CreamWhiteYellow
TanWhiteBrown
IvoryWhiteYellow & Brown
GrayWhiteBlack
French GrayWhiteYellow & Black
Olive GreenYellowBlack & White
PinkWhiteRed
FleshWhiteRed & Yellow
CoralWhiteOrange
PurpleMagentaBlue
GoldYellowBrown
Lime GreenYellowGreen & White
Another painting tip:
Do NOT use hot water to rinse out your brushes. Hot water softens the binding glue and will contribute to loose bristles stuck in your paint job.

K J Allison

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