• Roofing
          • Roofing

            Explore our range of steel solutions, applicable profiles, colours and patterns for your next steel roof.

          • Wye House high angle over-looking the coast. The cladding and roofing is UniCote Coastal.
    • Fascia & Guttering
          • Fascia & Guttering

            Whether or not you have a steel roof, complete the look of your home with UniCote fascia, gutters and downpipes.

          • UniCote Fascia, gutters and downpipe
    • Garage Doors
          • Garage Doors

            Enhance your home’s facade with exclusive range of UniCote LUX garage door textured patterns, including timber, natural and exotic finishes.

          • UniCote LUZ Zinc Graphite Garage Door
    • Cladding
          • Cladding

            Be inspired and leave a lasting impression by selecting cladding from our unique range of colours, patterns and solutions.

    • Insulated Panels
          • Insulated Panels

            Steel solutions, inspired colours and patterns for your insulated panel application.

          • Brimbank Lifestyle and Aquatic Centre, UniCote LUX Weathered Iron insulated panels
    • Sheds
          • Sheds

            Steel solutions, inspiring colours and patterns for your shed project.

    • Compare Steel Solutions
    • UniCote Select
          • UniCote Select

            Data sheet, performance, technical information and warranty about our ‘UniCote Select’ steel solution.

          • UniCote Select Euengella Project
    • UniCote Coastal
          • UniCote Coastal

            Data sheet, performance, technical information and warranty about our ‘UniCote Coastal’ steel solution.

    • UniCote Extreme
          • UniCote Extreme

            Data sheet, performance, technical information and warranty about our ‘UniCote Extreme’ aluminium solution.

          • Bondi Icebergs
    • UniCote LUX
          • UniCote LUX

            Data sheet, performance, technical information and warranty about our ‘UniCote LUX’ textured and patterned steel solution.

          • UniCote LUX cover-Govhub
    • Colour Library
    • Inspiration Gallery
          • Inspiration Gallery

            A curated collection of architectural projects showcasing the colours, patterns and textures of our UniCote products in varied environments.

    • Case Studies
          • Case Studies

            A collection of remarkable projects that exemplify the use for UniCote for roofing and cladding.

    • Articles
          • Articles

            2 minute reads: industry insights and design trends that elevate the use of pre-painted steel.

  • Why UniCote®

Colour consistency of pre-painted steel 

Technical advice:

Paint colour consistency is an issue which is carefully managed by suppliers of pre-painted products, particularly when it comes to ensuring minimal batch to batch variation.

Paint batches are controlled within very strict tolerances, and product is measured during manufacture to a master colour standard, which is held in a secure, central location. This ensures product from one batch to the next will always be close in visual colour appearance and is measured against the agreed master standard.

It should be noted however that particular care should be taken if it is intended to use older product on the same installation as new stock. This is because the paint formulations used may occasionally change as part of the continual improvement in paint technology, and long-term durability performance.

Below is an example where material from two batches made several months apart have ended up on the same roof (photo has been enhanced to illustrate the subject).

Image altered to demonstrate an example of colour mismatch from different batches.

UniCote® LUX is a special case, given the unique nature of the surface appearance, and the manufacturing process used to build up the pattern during processing. In this case it is impossible to measure colour the colour of one batch compared to the next, although a master standard of each pattern is still developed and held in storage. There may be slight differences in the make-up of patterns batch to batch, and we strongly advise that material for the one job should always be sourced from the same production batch.

Garth Weston
Technical Manager, Selection Steel

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