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Finish Color Test


Trying to find out what the industry standard test is for finish color. I know there are color blindness tests, hue tests, etc, but which is the industry standard administered to QC inspectors and finish technicians?


1/30/15       #3: Finish Color Test ...
Rick Mosher  Member


The only one I know is the Farnsworth Munsell 100 Hue Test. The link is for an online version.

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1/30/15       #4: Finish Color Test ...
Robert Member

Do you mean color sample approval ,and to what degree or percent the color can be off and yet still be considered ..."a match"?

1/30/15       #5: Finish Color Test ...

Thanks for the replies. Robert, I was referring to a visual test that is given to QC personnel to check their vision. To be able to differentiate between different shades, hues, etc. Some people are very good at distinguishing colors and others, well, not so good. I know the Munsell test is used, but didn't know if it is the industry standard or if there is another test used.

2/1/15       #6: Finish Color Test ...
jimmy cream

sorry for the hi-jack , but I was curious what others scored on the Farnsworth Munsell test . I always doubted my color senses.....scored a 110 . took my time on it ; put the lap top down a couple times as it really bugs out a guys eyes.

anybody else take it ?

2/1/15       #7: Finish Color Test ...

i got a 19 my wife got a 4
the lower the score the better

2/1/15       #8: Finish Color Test ...
Robert Member

Those sorts tests can be taken with a grain of salt. Take that particular test a dozen or so times and you will most likely get a dozen different "scores".

2/1/15       #9: Finish Color Test ...
jimmy cream

haha......I did it again and scored 111 ......poor color acuity .my better half scored a 12 . I guess that explains the blank stares when she tries to explain colors to me time and time again .

2/3/15       #10: Finish Color Test ...
Rick Mosher  Member


Here is my score.

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2/3/15       #11: Finish Color Test ...
Robert Member

Well gosh Rick, that's just swell. Congratulations!! Hip Hip Hooray.

2/3/15       #12: Finish Color Test ...
Rick Mosher  Member


Thank you Robert I am so happy you're impressed. :)

2/4/15       #13: Finish Color Test ...

I have done the test a few times. Most recent was a 12, but always within 11 to 15.

2/16/15       #14: Finish Color Test ...
Gene Blodgett

I came up with a score of 3

2/21/15       #15: Finish Color Test ...

I took this test a while back because my wife was arguing with me over a pair of very dark blue shoes I had that she kept telling me were black even after I showed them to her against something that was actually black!

She said there are shades of black, and I said, no, black is the absence of all color and there are shades of gray, but these shoes are blue!

Funny thing is, the box they came in said they were black also.

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