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I currently have a BW screen made and am trying to find ways of increasing the vividness of the whites, while not washing out the blacks.


So I'm going to try and experiment with my BW I got 12oz of AAA and going to mix up some Bermuda Biege and try going over the 4:1 ratio.


Besides that, what I was wondering is as I was waiting for the sales man to come back with my bottles he left the Auto Air chart out and I saw 2 other possible colours to use and was wondering if anyone of the BW originators had try to use these colours in making a screen.


4300 series Pearlized

4301 - Pearlized white : http://www.autoaircolors.com/product...es/4301_lg.jpg


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4300 Series Metalic

4330 Metalic White (fine) : http://www.autoaircolors.com/product...es/4330_lg.jpg


Was wondering if you could say mix those into a N8 grey to give better white levels?


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The only way I am familiar with to lighten the BW is to use a mix of 3:1:1, Bermuda Beige : AAA : White. If you used Behr 4850 to make the Bermuda Beige then add un tinted 4850. If you need to get more Bermuda beige made up then get the 3/4 the formula mixed. This is the same as 3 parts Bermuda Beige + 1 part UPW. Then add 1 part AAA. This should come closer to an N8. In my case I used Black Jack Aluminum instead of the AAA and Harpmaker measured as quite neutral.
 

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Originally Posted by Cnd Joe /forum/post/15442411


I currently have a BW screen made and am trying to find ways of increasing the vividness of the whites, while not washing out the blacks.


So I'm going to try and experiment with my BW I got 12oz of AAA and going to mix up some Bermuda Biege and try going over the 4:1 ratio.

The lightest we could get BW was N8 with the formula below. It is a true BW mix with only aluminum used as the reflective agent, and it is very neutral in shade.

BB= Bermuda Beige

AAA= Auto Air Aluminum (fine)

FUW=Valspar Flat Ultra White

We recommend flat latex enamel be used for the BB and FUW.


4:1:1 BB:AAA:FUW


RGB:197 198 198

L*a*b*:79.8 -0.27 -0.36


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Besides that, what I was wondering is as I was waiting for the sales man to come back with my bottles he left the Auto Air chart out and I saw 2 other possible colours to use and was wondering if anyone of the BW originators had try to use these colours in making a screen.


4300 series Pearlized

4301 - Pearlized white : http://www.autoaircolors.com/product...es/4301_lg.jpg


or


4300 Series Metalic

4330 Metalic White (fine) : http://www.autoaircolors.com/product...es/4330_lg.jpg


Was wondering if you could say mix those into a N8 grey to give better white levels?


Thanks.

Stay away from the AAA Pearlized and Metallic White paints for use in making any BW mix; these are not truly white (more of a cream color) and both contain mica as the reflective agent (the reason they are cream colored and not white).
 
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