Colors & Finishes

Metal Sales offers a wide variety of color choices with our high performance PVDF coating system, and MS Colorfast 45® for light gauge commercial applications. These systems feature multi-layer protection and are warranted for long lasting durability and chalk and fade resistance.

Meet or Exceed Codes and Standards
Incorporating advancements in coating technology, the energy performance characteristics of Metal Sales finishes and colors meet demonstrated requirements established by ENERGY STAR® and the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) for solar reflectance and thermal emittance for steep sloped and/or low sloped buildings. They may also comply with LEED® and Green Globes rating requirements for steep slope solar reflectance index (SRI), per the following requirements:

Benefits of Cool Colors
Choose from a palette of light neutrals to dark saturated colors to achieve your vision while helping the environment. Cool roofs may also contribute to strategies for optimizing energy performance. Energy savings and other direct benefits are contingent upon building type, location, and use.

PVDF (Kynar 500®) This paint system combines ceramic pigmentation with polyvinylidene fluoride for a superior, long-lasting performance. The PVDF system is respected for its durability, resistance to chalking and fading, chemical resistance, and color retention.

Please note: the PVDF system meets both Kynar 500/Hylar 5000 specifications and contains 70% Kynar 500® or Hylar 5000 resins. Kynar 500® and Hylar 5000 are produced under license from Atofina and Ausimont, respectively. See Color Guide for available colors.

MS Colorfast45®
This is a thermoset paint system composed of polyester resin which has been modified with a silicone resin. It uses a combination of select inorganic and ceramic pigments for coloring. These pigments offer years of exceptional performance in harsh weather and resist color change, acids, alkalis and oxidizing agents found in harsh environments.

The MS Colorfast45® system offers good protection to the elements with special consideration to chalk and fade resistance, durability, and chemical resistance. See Color Guide for available colors.

Touch-Up Paint
Touch-up paint is used to cover and protect unexpected scratches on the paint finish that may occur during installation of panel. Touch-up paint will not weather as well or at the same rate as the original system. Test in an area that will not be noticeable.

Metallic Colors
Metallic paint colors are available at an additional charge. Minor differences in color and appearance are normal and to be expected. To minimize the possible differences in visual appearance, an entire job should be painted at one time, from one batch of paint, using the same application equipment. Additionally, fabricated panels, flat sheet, and flashings should be oriented in the same direction.

Coating Systems for Trims and Accessories
Metal Sales manufactures a wide selection of standard trims and can even produce custom trims for practically any profile. The 26 gauge trims are produced with a MS Colorfast45® paint system or a PVDF (Kynar 500®) paint system. The 24 gauge trims are produced with a PVDF (Kynar 500®) paint system.


Ask your Metal Sales representative about custom colors, finishes and profiles.

Color Guides

24 Gauge (Nationwide)/Color Guide

26 Gauge (Eastern)/Color Guide

26 Gauge (Western)/Color Guide

ColorFit40™ Color Guide

Finish Warranties

25 Year Galvalume® AZ55/Warranty

Coil Only 25 Year Galvalume® AZ55/Warranty

Coil Only ColorFit40™/Warranty

Coil Only MS Colorfast45®/Warranty

Coil Only PVDF Fluorocarbon/Warranty

Colorfit40™ System/Warranty

MS Colorfast45® System/Warranty

MS Strongcoat45 System/Warranty

PVDF Flurocarbon System/Warranty

Rustic Steel Finish Warranty/Warranty

VersaRib System Warranty (Spokane Branch)/Warranty

VersaRib System/Warranty

Color Specs & Literature

MS Colorfast45® Coating Flyer/CoatingsInfo

MS Colorfast45® Paint Specifications/CoatingsInfo

PVDF Paint Brochure/CoatingsInfo

PVDF Paint Specifications/CoatingsInfo

VersaRib Paint Specifications/CoatingsInfo