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US Government Federal Standard 595 Paint Colors

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Federal Standard 595 Colors. Fed-Std-595C / FED STD 595

The Federal Standard 595 colors are used to specify colors for US Government applications. The colors are used by US Government agencies, branches, and suppliers. The most common requests we receive for Fed Standard Colors are for spray paint, industrial urethanes and epoxies, Direct to Metal, and other paints for prototyping, marking and identification, and touchup applications. Typical clients include the USCG, all branches of the Armed Services, the State Department, Lockheed Martin, and Boeing. For example, we provide paint to the Navy for marking shells with the specific Fed Std color designated to identify the type of round.

Different paints offer different sheen choices, with 5 standard sheens available in our acrylic enamel paint: flat, low luster, satin, semi-gloss, or gloss. Please contact us if you have any questions. Please submit RFQs to [email protected]

To find your desired color, simply enter your search query in the box below: (example "Fed Std 27038")

The colors in the Federal Standard set have no official names and are identified by five digits. The numbers designate the sheen, color classification, and color intensity.

The first digit will be 1,2 or 3 and indicates the level of sheen:
    1 = gloss
    2 = semi gloss
    3 = matt

The second digit indicates the color group;
      0 = Brown     5 = Blue
      1 = Red         6 = Grey
      2 = Orange   7 = Other (white, black, violet, metallic)
      3 = Yellow     8 = Fluorescent
      4 = Green      

The third to fifth digits indicate the intensity. Lower numbers indicate a darker color and higher numbers indicate a lighter color.

While the Fed Std colors indicate sheen as part of the 5 digits, MyPerfectColor still requires you to enter a specific sheen. For example, the color Fed Std 37038 technically refers to a matte finish, but MyPerfectColor offers it in any sheen.


FAQs about US Government

How long will I wait for my order of US Government color matched paint to arrive?
There is a production lead time to make your US Government color matched paint. MyPerfectColor understands the importance of time to our customers, and we do our best to ship orders as soon as possible. 70% of our orders ship within 48 hours, but we do offer a 1 business day delivery guarantee option as well that is available during checkout. Learn more about paint delivery lead times at MyPerfectColor.
What are the Federal Standard Paint Colors?
The Federal Standard colors are used to set color standards for governmental entities and suppliers and are used for procurement and specifications. They are designated by 5-digit numbers beginning with a 1, 2 or 3 and have no names. Learn more about paint for prototyping.
Can you make any Federal Standard Color in Paint?
We can provide any Federal Standard color in spray paint as well as many other types including touch up pens, brush-in-cap bottles, direct-to-metal alkyds and acrylics and even two-part epoxies and urethanes. Visit any Federal Standard color page on MyPerfectColor to see the available options and pricing. Learn more about our custom spray paint.
What is the difference between Federal Standard 595B, 595C and AMS Standard 595?
The US Government periodically updates its color specifications by adding and removing certain colors to update with the times. The colors themselves do not change between specs - they are either added or removed. Any specific color number is never modified from one spec to the next. The 595B superseded 595A in January 1994. 595C superseded 595B in January 2008 and AMS-STD-595 superseded 595C in February 2017. Learn more about our touch up paint products.
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