RAL Paint - What, When & How
What is Ral and what does it stand for?
RAL is a coding system to define colors, The system was developed in 1927 in Germany
It stands for ReichsAusschuss für Lieferbedingungen.
The difference between Ral Classic & Ral Design
RAL CLASSIC colours have a 4 digit colour code the range consists of more than 200 colours
RAL DESIGN has been developed for professionals such as architects. It contains 1688 colours arranged in systematic order. This range has a 7 digit colour code.
When and why are Ral colours used?
In 1927 the German Reichs-Ausschuß für Lieferbedingungen und Gütesicherung invented a collection of colours under the name of RAL 840 so that manufacturers and customers could rely on a code to describe the colour they wanted, prior to this they would have had to exchange samples to describe the colour, The Ral system has evolved since then now containing Ral Classic, Design & Effect ranges.
You may have noticed the recent increase in homes being fitted with grey windows this colour is commonly Ral 7016
Ral colours are also used for identification such as pipe work i.e
Gas - Ral 1004
Fire - Ral 3000
Compressed Air - 5012
Combustible Liquid - 8001
Acid - 4001
Water - 6010
Steam - Ral 9006
How can you order or apply our Ral colour paint?
We can provide Ral colours in many forms such as aerosols and touch up bottles to various types of wet paint from 500ml upwards.
Our Ral spray paint aerosols and touch ups & paints are available in Gloss, Satin & Matt
The different types of Ral colour paint are detailed below
Ral Paint - 2 Pack
High performance coating offering the best in weather resistance and durability. Product must be sprayed using spray equipment. Gloss version offers a high gloss finish which can be polished if needed.
(This product must be activated before use! Contains Isocyanate - Use only with suitable breathing equipment.)
Ral Paint - Cellulose
Ultra fast drying 1K spray coating.
(Requires thinning 1:1 before use with cellulose thinners. Not suitable for brushing. Gloss version can be easily polished.)
Ral Paint - Brushing Synthetic
1K Premium coach enamel coating. Suitable for industrial and agricultural uses where a hard wearing coating is needed. Offers excellent flow out for a superior brush finish.
(Not recommended for application inside occupied areas such as homes or offices during curing due to high odour content.)
Ral Paint - 1K Quick Air Dry (QAD)
Industrial coating for use in situations where quick drying, high gloss, durable and tough coatings are needed. Can be applied by brush, spray or roller.
(Not recommended for application inside occupied areas such as homes or offices during curing due to high odour content. Offers faster drying times compared to the brushing synthetic.)
Ral Paint - Spraying Synthetic
1K Premium synthetic coating. Suitable for commercial vehicle, industrial and agricultural uses where a hard wearing coating is needed.
(Offers faster drying times compared to the brushing synthetic.)
If you are unsure which product you require please do not hesitate to get in touch