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    GTI Munsell Neutral Gray N8/N7/N5 Paint - Gallon

    • Munsell Neutral Gray Paint Gallon

      Why is neutral gray specified and important for color viewing?

      It eliminates the "simultaneous color contrast". For example, a red pattern on a blue background has an orange tinge. For the eye to see the color accurately, the environment must be chromatically neutral.

      It minimizes the "color contamination" of the viewing areas caused by reflections from chromatic surfaces. When the D50 or D65 standard illumination is reflected from colored walls, etc., the color quality changes to no longer "standard". Applying neutral gray tone to chromatic surfaces eliminates such color contamination by providing spectrally neutral surfaces around the viewing area.


      Application and Use

      This paint is ideal for use in color viewing areas which require Munsell N8 or N7 gray surround as specified by ISO 3664:2000. This paint is specially formulated to have a spectrally flat response without any color bias. Standard Gray Neutral 7 or Standard Gray Neutral 8 is awater-reducible vinyl latex available in one gallon or one pint cans, for convenient application by roller, spray gun,or brush.

      • One gallon provides an approximate coverage of 450 square feet per gallon.
      • Any vinyl-latex primer can be used to prepare the walls.

      Munsell N8

      Munsell N7

      Munsell N5

      Standard Gray Neutral 8

      Formulated for use in color viewing areas in the graphic arts and photographic industries which require a neutral gray surround equivalent to Munsell N8.

      Standard Gray Neutral 7

      A slightly darker tone specifically formulated for use in color viewing areas in the paints, plastics, textiles, and other non-graphics related industries which require a neutral gray surround equivalent to Munsell N7.


      NOT ALL GRAY ARE NEUTRAL

      A "neutral" gray is not simply a black-white mix, but an equal mixture of all the spectrum(r-o-y-g-b-i-v) colors. A spectrophotometric measurement of such a gray will show it to contain approximately equal amounts of those spectrum colors. Non-neutral grays, however, have unequal amounts of the spectrum colors, causing a cold or warm color shift under differing lighting conditions.

      A neutral paint minimizes "color pollution" of viewing areas caused by reflections from chromatic surfaces. When D50 or D65 standard illumination is reflected from colored walls, etc., its color quality changes so it is no longer "standard". The application of a neutral gray to chromatic surfaces will eliminate such color pollution by providing spectrally neutral surfaces around the viewing area.

      Neutral Gray (Munsell Paint)

      This spectral graph depicts an even distribution of colors.

      Non-Neutral Gray (Generic Paint)

      This spectral graph depicts a slight redish tinge in the gray.


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      ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

      • Water-reducible
      • Air-dry
      • For interior surfaces
      • Can be applied with roller, spray gun, or brush
      • Vinyl latex
      • Matte finish
      • Available in pints or gallons

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