Resolving colour differences

Replacing old parts of your building or expanding your building may lead to colour differences on your roof, façade or parts of these structures. Usually, this does not look particularly aesthetically pleasing. The effects of weather and age may also affect colours.

It's not easy to achieve the exact same colour. Even if they have the same RAL code or name, every individual paint may have a different colour or appearance. This means that every shipment or batch of pre-coated steel or aluminium may have a colour difference. The issue is even more complicated for metallic paints. Metallic particles may be positioned on the surface in various ways, resulting in either a darker or lighter effect. This phenomenon is called ‘flop’ and may lead to different colour effects even if the colour itself is the same. This is similar to the effect you get when you run your hand over a rug or a piece of suede.

Van Heemskerk is a specialist in coatings and colour. Thanks to our years of knowledge and practical experience in the field of colours and pigments, we are generally able to resolve colour differences. We specialise in retinting paint using the right pigments on-site. That way, we can exactly match virtually any colour. Manufacturers and suppliers of panels, sheets, frames and doors regularly recommend us when it comes to preventing or resolving colour differences. Would you like to know more about colour differences and the solution to this issue? Feel free to contact us.

Why Van Heemskerk?

  • Over 20 years of practical experience in retinting uni and metallic paints. Over the years, we have gained a wealth of knowledge when it comes to paints, recipes and custom solutions.

  • We will resolve the colour difference on the spot, which means your panel or sheet generally won't need to be replaced.

  • We are familiar with all types of panels, coatings and profiles.

  • Thanks to our knowledge and expertise, our services are recommended by various manufacturers and suppliers, such as Kingspan, Arcelor, Colorcoat, Hardeman, Falk, Cladding Point, Brucha, Rex Panels, Fischer, Joris Ide, etc.

  • Your façade or roof will be restored to its original condition.

What paints do you use for this?

9 out of 10 times, panels and profiles feature a coil coating, which is also known as pre-painted steel or aluminium. This could be a colorcoat prisma, PVDF, silicon polyester, or an HPS Plastisol coating, among others. Coil coating is a factory process involving extreme heat. As such, it cannot be applied for repairs.

The products we use are derived from the automotive sector and were specifically designed for repairs to sandwich panels and profiles. The paints seamlessly fit the applied coil coat when it comes to durability and appearance. We are familiar with all types of coating systems and always have the most common colours in stock.

Whom do you work for?
  • Panel manufacturers and suppliers;
  • Construction and assembly companies;
  • Advertising firms;
  • Real estate developers;
  • Insurers;
  • Tenants and renters;
  • End users;
  • Private individuals, etc.
What is your operating area?

We operate both within the Netherlands and abroad. Every day, we perform our activities throughout the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. However, we also have projects beyond this scope, such as in North and South America and the Middle East.

What does it cost?

It is hard to estimate the costs in advance. They depend on a variety of factors, such as size, lighting, accessibility, paint type and local circumstances.

The price is also affected by the costs of replacement, dismantling and removal of the surrounding construction, which can cause damage, leaks etc. Sandwich panels are often attached with hidden fasteners and cannot simply be removed. On top of that, new deliveries almost invariably differ in colour, which means that repairs and spraying are often a more affordable option.

Contact one of our experts for non-binding information on the possibilities. We are happy to help you!

My panels have a colour difference. What is the best way to contact you?

It's easiest to contact the regional expert in question via email. You can find more information about this on the right-hand side of this page. Please attach pictures to your request. You can also fill out the online form, and we will contact you as soon as possible.

However, it is difficult to make an accurate assessment based on a picture, so we regularly visit locations throughout the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. This means we are likely to be able to drop by and take a look at the colour difference.

Other services

Special cleaning
More information

Jutestraat 2
7461 TR Rijssen
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 548-522040

Copyright van Heemskerk | Privacy
Design Identiteit & Media