We’ve developed our own colour spray out cards in partnership with Mipa Paints

Colour spray cards

We’ve developed our own colour spray out cards in partnership with Mipa Paints because we know how challenging it can be to get the perfect colour match for your car, industrial, marine or even tractor paint.

Now with our new colour spray out cards you can safely test, and colour match your colours before getting too far into the job.

The rear of the cards have the QR codes which link to Mipa’s Technical Tips page and the TDS for the MIPA Solvent & Waterborne coatings.

Spraying Your Test Panels

The best time to check colour is well before the item is ready to be painted.

For Vehicle Painting Spray-out cards can be made in many ways, the following are three suggestions:

For 2 Stage Basecoats / Metallic Colours

  1. Option One –the Two Card Method: apply colour on 2 spray-out cards at the same time and once coverage is achieved, apply the control coat to only one card. Once the basecoat is dry, apply clearcoat to half of each card.
  2. Option Two – One Card Method: apply colour to one spray-out card. Once coverage is achieved, mask off half of the card and apply a control coat on the unmasked half. Once the basecoat is dry, apply clearcoat to half of the card.
  3. Option Three – Vehicle Method: making a spray-out card can be done during the paint process by taping a test card to an adjacent panel or a paint stick and spraying it while spraying the refinish area.

Before the final blend or control coat is applied to the repair, finish the spray-out card and clear it for final colour evaluation before clearing the repair. If a colour adjustment is necessary, it can be made before the repair area is clear coated.

After the clear is dry, check your colour and make any necessary adjustments. Remember that the clear will generally make the colour darker.

Final colour evaluation should be made with a clear coated spray-out card.

Be sure to save your spray-out cards to create an awesome colour reference library!



We stock and supply thousands of industrial paint products including custom matched aerosols which are mixed using our state-of-the-art colour matching equipment.

Our wide range of industrial spray paints include clear lacquer gloss, maintenance sprays, primers, topcoats and more from well known, trusted brands.

Our aerosol spray paints are perfect for any job big or small and are suitable for a wide range of surfaces from wood, metal and stone.


Our team of industry experts work in partnership with customers to provide the perfect solution to your industrial paint job.

We sell a vast range of industrial paint products including top coats and primers, and all of our paints can be mixed to create a bespoke colour.

Our coatings can be adapted for all types of industries from automotive to rail to aviation and many more.



We stock and supply a vast range of abrasives from sanding papers, net abrasives and film abrasives for any surface finishing requirements. Our range caters to complete sanding needs large or small.

We can provide a solution to the most challenging surface conditions with our multifunctional and high performance abrasives.



Offering a full service solution is at the heart of bss which is why we also offer a range of consumables so that our customers can get everything they need for the job in one place. From brushes to mixing cups, to paint strainers, films, wipes and more.

POLISHING - industrial paint products


Our polishing products will help you to enhance the finished result after any polishing process. We have a vast range of polishes to help you produce high quality results whatever your industry.


We want to make sure you have all the right tools for the job and our extensive equipment range means you’ll find everything you need for your next project under one roof at bss.

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Dust Extraction

Keep your air safe and clean by ensuring dust levels are at a minimum using our dust extraction solutions. Reduce the amount of dust in the air and safeguard the health and safety of your staff.

To view the complete list of sanding dust extraction solutions view our leaflet here.