Color-matching a Breeze with InstaColor iD
05/13/2019 | dunnedwards |
Dunn-Edwards is continually searching for ways to make you, our paint partners, happier and more successful. We are excited to announce the launch of Dunn-Edwards InstaColor® iD, a new color-matching tool that allows you to quickly measure, match, collect and share the color of nearly any surface.
What can InstaColor iD do for you?
- Thousands of Colors in Your Hand — The device is ultra-portable and pre-loaded with all 2,006 colors in our Perfect Palette®color system. When used in conjunction with an app on your smartphone, it instantly displays the top three equivalent colors, available in RGB, CMYK, Delta E and Hex color values.
- Shorter Color-Selection Process— Deliver accurate color matching and coordinating features that allow you to simply save, share and order Dunn-Edwards colors faster than ever.
- Save Time and Money — Rather than starting your color search by sorting through a big fan deck and attempting to eyeball the best hue, you can establish the best color matches with a press of a button!
We spoke to a few of our painting contractors who have already found InstaColor iD an invaluable tool that makes their lives easier, not to mention more profitable!
What was matching color like before you had InstaColor iD?
Our contractors agreed that the “standard” process of matching color is time-consuming and labor-intensive.
Hugh Ford of Phoenix-based Copper Valley Painting, said, “It was a long process. You had to get the fan deck out and try to have a good eye — or try to get a sample, take it to the store and have it color-matched. With InstaColor iD, now I can use the tool and it gets me to the place I need to be right away.
Alonso Estrada of Santa Ana-based GPS Painting and Wallcovering, agreed, saying he uses it all the time. “It gives you a close match versus taking time out of our day to take a sample to the store. InstaColor iD makes it easier to make a match, especially the colors that are popular in the Los Angeles area.”
What made InstaColor iD stand out from other options?
From speeding up the process, to the tool’s spot-on color accuracy, InstaColor iD provides contractors with a competitive edge over other painters who aren’t using it.
Ford said that, by far, the accuracy made InstaColor iD stand out. “I was blown away by it. Using InstaColor iD gives us a good edge over our competition because it speeds up the process, making everyone’s life easier,” Ford said.
“InstaColor ID makes it easier if you need to get a sample, especially if you’re working on exteriors,” Estrada said. “Exteriors fade faster than interiors, so it is useful when trying to get the closest match possible.”
What features sold you on InstaColor iD?
According to the contractors, InstaColor iD’s greatest benefit is its accuracy.
Richard McKinnon of Chino, Calif.-based System 1 Interiors said that he had a customer who needed to figure out a pale shade of blue for repainting a kitchen and bathroom. She threw away the old paint can and couldn’t remember the color. “I told her about InstaColor iD and showed her the app. I scanned her wall and we figured out the exact color. After I told her what color came up, she said ‘That’s the color!’ She was very pleased and almost speechless,” McKinnon said.
Estrada agreed, saying, “Dunn-Edwards presented the tool to us and showed us how easy and convenient it is to read color accurately,” Estrada said.
Ford added, “The ability to match any color really sold me on the tool. When the Dunn-Edwards manager perfectly color-matched complicated colors in front of me, I knew it was something I needed.”
How much time and money does InstaColor iD save you?
When it comes to saving time and money, our contractors praised InstaColor iD’s ability to make their jobs easier.
Estrada emphasized that the contract painting business is fast-paced and, thanks to InstaColor iD, instead of his painters taking a sample, going to the store and waiting for the right color, they can match instantly and get back to the job. “It’s much faster for our commercial projects, especially at night. It makes it easier to get the match right away,” Estrada said.
Ford added, “When a homeowner needs a color match, instead of a trip to the store and waiting for a color match, we can take care of it right there. The time we save means saving at least a few hundred dollars on each job.”
What’s the biggest benefit you’ve seen as a result of using InstaColor iD?
Simplicity, time saving, and accuracy were the greatest benefits our painters are seeing with InstaColor iD.
“We save time,” Estrada said. “Rather than trying to eyeball a color, the devices makes color-matching simple.”
For McKinnon: “This product is a game changer in the painting industry. I’m so glad you brought it to our attention. We have been looking for something like this to help us. Not only for these purposes, but because we always need to touch up paint when tape peels old paint. I’m glad that Dunn-Edwards stays on top of the latest technology to help contractors like me. I would recommend this product to contractors and homeowners alike.”
For more information on how InstaColor iD can make you more productive and save you time and money, call your local sales representative or visit https://www.dunnedwards.com/instacolor-id/.