Skinning or Gelling in Container

The paint develops a thin coat on the top or gels inside the container and this defect is called Skinning or Gelling.

Possible Causes


Air-Drying Material is Exposed to air because it is partially full • Float the thinner on the surface of the paint and seal it tight.
• Also you can put the content in a new can and seal it tight.
Material has Gelled beyond a certain point Discard the paint as it cannot be recovered.
Storing the product at High Temperature outside or beyond the Shelf-life • Store the product inside, at room temperature.
• If the product is polyester, Polyurethane or Pre-catalyzed Lacquer, use it before six months.

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