• Color Matching for Wood (CMW 310)

    Continue to Advance Your Wood Finishing Career


    CMW 310 – Course Description

    Stain & Color Matching (CMW 310).  Is your customer handing you complex finish samples from your competition that you are unsure how to match?  Are you intimidated by multi-colored steps that are being required to match the latest trends in finishes?  Look no further…

    In this three day seminar we will teach you how to become proficient in this difficult sector of finishing.

    Upcoming Courses

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    AWFI will work with you to set up a class at your convenience.  Call 1 (888) 840-2934 to discuss dates.  You may also be interested in Consortium Training, or On-Site Company Training, or In-Lab Training.

CMW 310 Course Brochure


  • Understanding Color Matching Theory

    Learn color theory and how to use different elements to create beautifully stained and painted finishes.  You will learn how to identify various color steps in matching samples and how to build color systems to achieve the advanced multi-step finishes.

  • How to Formulate Color Matching Steps

    Dye Stains  |  Spray Stains  |  Wiping Stains

    Shaders  |  Top Coat Sheen Levels  |  Toners

    Glazes  |  Pigmented Finishes  |  Special Effects

In a hands-on environment, each class participant will formulate colors for each step to build a complex finishing system from start to finish.

  • Small Class Size (Max. 6-10)

    Hands On Training

  • Match Customers Samples

    Deliver the Right Solution


  • • Color Lab Personnel

    • Quality Control Personnel

    • Color Stylist

    • Finishing Foreman

  • • Small & Mid Size Shop Owners

    • Color Designers and Stylists

    • Finishing Team Leaders

    • Quality Control Personnel

    • Line Operators

  • • Middle Management

    • Product & Equipment Supplier Salespeople

    • Process Engineers

    • Lean Manufacturing Team

Anyone who wants to improve or learn about finishing in order to gain a competitive advantage for your finishing operation is welcome to attend. 


  • Day One
    Session 1 – Lecture  |  Color Theory
    Session 2 – Lecture  |  Types and Uses of Colorants
    Session 3 – Lecture & Hands-on  |  Identifying Color Steps
    Session 4 – Lecture & Hands-on  |  Formulating Dye & Spray Stains
    Session 5 – Lecture & Hands-on  |  Formulating Wiping Stains
    Session 6 – Hands-on  |  Formulating Shaders
    Session 7 – Hands-on  |  Formulating Toners

  • Day Two
    Session 1 – Hands-on  |  Staining & Color Uniforming the Wood
    Session 2 – Lecture & Hands-on  |  Mixing Glazes
    Session 3 – Hands-on  |  Matching Topcoat Sheen Levels
    Session 4 – Hands-on  |  Formulating & Matching Pigmented Materials
    Session 5 – Lecture  |  Resolving Finishing Problems

  • Day Three
    Session 1 – Hands-on  |  Continuing Color Development
    Session 2 – Roundtable  |  Problem Solving and Participant Interaction

Please Note: Course can be customized based on your specific shop applications

Designer Color Sample Blocks

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  • Learn High Quality Finishing

  • Great for New & Existing Finishing Personnel

2017 Sample Color Blocks

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PRICING:  Color Matching for Wood Finishing Course

In-Lab Price:  $ 1,495 /person

Call (888) 840 – 2934 for Consortium & On-Site Pricing

Color Matching for Wood Course Includes…

  • Three Days of Color Matching for Wood Finishing Instruction

  • Certificate of Completion

  • All Course-related Handouts & Lecture Material

  • Catered in Lunch

Pre-Requisites:  No pre-requisites required.

Discount(s):  No discounts available at this time.

How to Enroll

  • Choose Any In-Lab Training Course offerings from AWFI

  • Download a Seminar/Course Registration Form Below

  • Email the completed Registration Form to info@awfi.org.

    Call (888) 840-2934 anytime for questions and to provide payment information.

  • Multiple Attendees Discount

    Receive a 30% Discount for same company and same classes. (Excludes AFF 402 & CMW 410+)

  • Solution Package

    Check out a bundled Solution Package with Finish Genius Pro+ and receive a discount on In-Lab Training.


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  • Customized Training….Always Available

    If you have a specific requirement in mind for your In Lab Training Facility personnel, get in touch and we will customize the program to get you results.  Use the form below or call (888) 840 – 2934 to get started.

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