Custom Color Matching For Exterior Shutters
At Timberlane, we know colors are an important aspect of exterior design. If your desired color is not included in one of our standard 24 paint colors, or if you need to match a unique trim color or existing shutter, we can perfectly replicate your custom color of choice. Just send us a chip or swatch of the custom color for your shutters and we'll mix it up and send it for your approval. It's that simple.
Custom Color Process
Mixing a custom color just right can take a bit longer because we’re committed to getting it right the first time. The process of formulating unique combinations of specialty bases and pigments takes time to perfect, so be sure to account for added time in your production schedule. To begin the process once your order is placed, send us a color swatch. We do request that the size be substantial enough for the matching process (i.e. 3” x 3”, 6” x 3” or larger).
TIP: If possible, please send 2 swatches.
Step 1: Color Mixing
Time to Complete: 2-3 Weeks
Once we receive the swatch, we send it to our color mixing experts. The base color is then adjusted manually by developing the exact balance of pigment colors until the color match sample is correct. This process is long and exacting as the color must be reviewed in all light settings after the paint is dried.
When the color matching is complete, two sample blocks of the exact material type that your exterior shutters are made out of are finished and sent back to us for our review.
Step 2: Color Approval
Time to Complete: 2 Days
We then ship the color sample block and a portion of your original swatch back to you for your own review and approval. If you are not 100% happy with the color matching, simply send the pieces back to us and we will re-work the match process.
Note: Our process timeline includes a 24-hour turn around for your review and approval. If additional time is needed it will add additional days to this stage of the timeline.
Step 3: Paint Creation
Time to Complete: 5 Days
After we have received your approval we will place the order for the required finish, our mixing experts will create your custom paint supply based on the final approved combinations and will retest and ship the custom paint supply to our location.
Step 4: Shutter Painting
Time to Complete: 3 Days
Upon receipt of the custom paint supply, we continue the production process. After the first coat of paint has been applied we will match the color on your shutter order with your approved color swatch before applying the 2nd coat of paint for an additional layer of quality assurance, and will then complete the painting process.
Whether your shutters have received a custom paint color or a standard color, all of our painted exterior shutters pass through our final inspection, packaged, and shipped to your location.