settling

Settling or Precipitation

When components settle down and harden, the defect is termed as Settling or Precipitation.

Possible Causes

Solutions

Using Wrong Thinners • If the settling seems moderate, add proper solvent and agitate continuously, till resolution.
• If need be, use stronger solvents.
Paint too Cold Warm the paint till its temperature reaches 20 – 30° C.
Over-reduction Add more fresh paint to get the right consistency.
Quick Addition of Reducer or Catalyst without sufficient Stirring Add the Reducer or Catalyst slowly and stir constantly.
Settling of Pigment or Flattening Agent at the bottom • Check the bottom of the paint container with a spatula.
• Stir paint thoroughly before use.

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