J_Ward

Some painted cabinets are transparent - why?

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I'm trying to figure out why cabinets that are painted with Benjamin Moore colors all of a sudden become semi-transparent. This doesn't seem to happen with the "stock" colors included in Chief.

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Plan would help. Have not seen that and use BM all the time and just tested again, not reproducing. What color?

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Edit that material's properties.  Currently the transparency is 12%.

 

ps: I prefer to assign the color in the cabinet dbx rather than using the "Paint" tool.  It provides much better results

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That was it, thanks. I have no idea why it's that way in X9. It wasn't in X7. I skipped X8.

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1 minute ago, Joe_Carrick said:

Edit that material's properties.  Currently the transparency is 12%.

 

ps: I prefer to assign the color in the cabinet dbx rather than using the "Paint" tool.  It provides much better results

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That's interesting. I've never done it that way. What is the advantage? While I haven't looked side by side, my color in the dbx box shows the correct color that I painted it with.

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Using "Paint" adds extra words to the material finish.  Depending on the underlying material and other settings, it can result in a blending of the colors.  Using the dbx actually results in a replacement rather than an extra - and as you see in your plan, a potential for unexpected results.

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1 hour ago, Joe_Carrick said:

Using "Paint" adds extra words to the material finish. 

Only if you use the blender option (paint roller) using the material painter places the color.

I checked the color from the BM catalog and it is fine OOB, so not an X9 thing. Must be some other cause for the transparency.

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