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Old 06-25-2006, 09:39 PM
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can anyone tell me what the term mica means?

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Mica colors from what I've seen are just a basic paint with a small amount of fine metalic. Many of the older colors were described as mica but when I mixed the paint for these I found nothing special being added in the formulas.
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can anyone tell me what the term mica means?
It means the paint is going to cost more (LOL)
At least it always has for me.
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Mica is a type of mineral (silicate, I think) that's typically ground up really fine and used as an additive in some paints to get the metallic look.
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Sherwin Williams used "Mica" as a name for their "Pearls" for years. While others called them Pearls, S-W called them MICAs.

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I've always been led to believe it is the amount of pearl tinter in the paint that defines whether it's mica or pearl.
Mica being a metallic with a little pearl in it whereas a true pearl has a lot more of the 'pearl' tinters,if that makes any sense
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