Perfect (almost) Paint Match for Dungeon Gray

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Perfect (almost) Paint Match for Dungeon Gray

Post by jonmilton » Fri Dec 11, 2015 11:47 am

I finally found a paint that's an (almost) exact match to the DwarvenForge "Dungeon Gray". I got it at Lowes "Fired Earth" 6011-1 and you can get a decent amount of paint as a sample for $4. It's satin finish and I think gloss would match better, but you can't get samples in gloss. Now that I know the color matches I will likely go back for a quart of gloss.


Here is an unpainted tile that I dabbed some paint onto with my finger to check the color match:
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There is paint in 2 places... Maybe more lighting will help spot the difference:
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Just in case you still can't see it:
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There is a subtle difference in bright light with magnification, but in my hands I have to feel along the edges to find where the painted spot is. Not even joking.


Base coat with this and then use the official DF paints for a perfect match.

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Re: Perfect (almost) Paint Match for Dungeon Gray

Post by Vegomatic » Fri Dec 11, 2015 11:53 am

Excellent find!
Let us know how the glossy paint looks.

Thanks!

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Re: Perfect (almost) Paint Match for Dungeon Gray

Post by dungeonmastermark » Fri Dec 11, 2015 5:25 pm

looks pretty darn close

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Re: Perfect (almost) Paint Match for Dungeon Gray

Post by AnimeSensei » Sat Dec 12, 2015 6:32 pm

You should be knighted by Zaltar!
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Re: Perfect (almost) Paint Match for Dungeon Gray

Post by ForestZ » Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:42 am

Awesome find! That will be perfect to base coat my custom sculpts and other bits I want to match paint wise!

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Re: Perfect (almost) Paint Match for Dungeon Gray

Post by dice4hire » Sat May 13, 2017 3:41 am

For limited amounts I find Vallejo grey black to be a good match. Expensive though for big coverage.
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Re: Perfect (almost) Paint Match for Dungeon Gray

Post by JalanDa » Sat May 13, 2017 7:05 am

nice find

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Re: Perfect (almost) Paint Match for Dungeon Gray

Post by bernyleung » Sat May 13, 2017 3:16 pm

jonmilton wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2015 11:47 am
I finally found a paint that's an (almost) exact match to the DwarvenForge "Dungeon Gray". I got it at Lowes "Fired Earth" 6011-1 and you can get a decent amount of paint as a sample for $4. It's satin finish and I think gloss would match better, but you can't get samples in gloss. Now that I know the color matches I will likely go back for a quart of gloss.

There is a subtle difference in bright light with magnification, but in my hands I have to feel along the edges to find where the painted spot is. Not even joking.

Base coat with this and then use the official DF paints for a perfect match.
Excellent information! Thanks!

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Re: Perfect (almost) Paint Match for Dungeon Gray

Post by pacarat » Sat May 13, 2017 5:26 pm

I picked up eight half pint jars of a Valspar acrylic satin mixed in this color today at my local Lowes. Tested and confirmed as an almost perfect match.

Best news was that the samples cost me a whopping $.70 each. :)

Much thanks for the tip.

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Re: Perfect (almost) Paint Match for Dungeon Gray

Post by Blue Prophet » Sat May 13, 2017 7:49 pm

How well does that Valspar adhere? I've been using Pokorny paints without primer, do you think the Valspar works that way as well? I was thinking of mixing a close enough version from Pokorny paints, which would be much more trouble and costly of course.

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