DSI Custom Color

& Stain Matching



Each DSI location has a custom color wood finishing expert who can produce M.L. Campbell finishes to match any color you desire. They are located in DSI Pittsburgh, PA, DSI Cleveland, OH, DSI Millersburg, OH, DSI Columbus, OH, DSI Cincinnati, OH, DSI Detroit, MI, DSI Louisville, KY and DSI Indianapolis, IN.

Custom Color & Stain Matching



When your custom project requirements include working with unique colors or matching traditional wood tones and existing finishes, DSI’s color matching services ensure your customers get the look they want.

DSI's Wood finish customers realize the benefits of our cutting-edge COROB automated pigment and dye dispenser. This state-of-the art equipment allows for shorter lead times, formula repeatability and color control. DSI's Pittsburgh, Millersburg, Cincinnati and Detroit facilities are all equipped with this technology. Automated high-speed, accurate tint and dye dispensing means decreased lead times. And with dispensers calibrated to 1/384th oz., your stains and pigmented topcoats will be precise.

Plus, each of DSI’s eight locations has an experienced color specialist and a tint room on site. Using a color sample you provide, they take advantage of computer technology to match your hues exactly. And, for shops that require OCS Ohio Certified Stains, DSI is OCS certified.

DSI Customers Benefit From Computerized Stain & Topcoat Production

Wood finish customers in Pittsburgh and Cincinnati already see the benefits of DSI’s new COROB automated pigment and dye dispenser. This state-of-the art equipment allows for shorter lead times, formula repeatability and color control.

REPEATABILITY: Thanks to the 24 dye and pigment canisters and dispensing valves, tint formulas can be recalled and created with the push of a button. COROB’s Touch & Tint software stores your custom formula for future use. If you order today, next week or next year, your custom color will remain consistent.

SPEED & PRECISION: Automated high-speed, accurate tint and dye dispensing means decreased lead times. And with dispensers calibrated to 1/384th oz., your stains and pigmented topcoats will be precise.

DSI In-House Color Matching Specialists

Color Specialist Chuck Lipscomb, has more than 35 year of industry experience. “I was taught by experts and I acquired a lot of knowledge spending time working hands-on in the shop. Now, we have color computers that give us exact paint color formulas,” he said. “However, when it comes to matching stains, you really need to have a good eye. That’s where the artistry and the talent come in.”

Chuck uses M. L. Campbell products to produce finishes in quantities from quarts up to 5 gallon buckets. He explained that M.L. Campbell is the “Cadillac” of finishes. “This product line is easy to work with, cost efficient and its wide range of colors allow for any combination.”

A Pennsylvania-based customer who operates his own woodworking and kitchen remodeling business expressed his satisfaction with DSI’s color matching capabilities. “My biggest selling line is partially thanks to the scheme DSI’s color specialist came up with,” he said. “When customers come into my showroom, the DSI-created color is the one they pick the most.”

DSI Finishing Specialists At Your Shop


Not only does DSI match colors at its locations, they will send an experienced finish specialist to your shop to teach you and your staff how to create the custom finish you need for yourselves. They will show you the best products, equipment and techniques to combine M.L. Campbell products to produce finished pieces to your specifications.

Getting a consistent wood finish also involves the right spray equipment. DSI recommends C.A. Technologies products. This wood finishing spray equipment includes air-assisted pumps, HVLP spray guns, pressure tanks and other accessories. C.A. Technologies manufactures innovative, cost effective wood finishing equipment.

If you are a furniture maker, cabinet shop, millwork company or store fixture producer, contact your local DSI finish specialist today to take the guesswork out of color matching, finishing and spray equipment.

Call DSI at 800-745-1778 to talk about your color matching challenge or to inquire about having a color finishing specialist come to your shop to help you get the most from your wood finishing products in Pittsburgh, PA, Columbus, OH, Cleveland, OH, Cincinnati, OH, Millersburg, OH, Detroit, MI, Indianapolis, IN and Louisville, KY.