FAQs – Questions about RAL EFFECT

What is RAL EFFECT?

RAL EFFECT is another product line from RAL. The colour collection contains 70 Metallic colours that harmonize with the 420 solid colours. The solid colours are based on waterborne paint systems, the 70 metallic colours are based on acrylic paints. Many paint companies have the RAL EFFECT colours in their tinting machines and are able to offer them. Just like the colours from the RAL DESIGN SYSTEM plus, the RAL EFFECT colours do not have names such as “Traffic red” or “Sky blue”. RAL EFFECT contains 100 RAL CLASSIC colours.

Where is the difference between four digit RAL colour numbers and four digit colour numbers with a hyphen before the last digit (-M)?

RAL colour numbers with four digit and a hyphen are from the collection RAL EFFECT, whereas the regular four digit codes come from RAL CLASSIC. The colour shades marked with -M are the 70 metallic colours from RAL EFFECT and correspond with the respective colour row from 420 colid colours.

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