High Viscosity-Gelling -Curdling

Storage Defect – High Viscosity / Gelling / Curdling

When the viscosity of the liquid paint increases beyond a recommended point, High Viscosity / Gelling / Curdling occurs.

Possible Causes

Prevention

Solutions

Storing paints for longer duration Store only till the pot life and in the conditions mentioned by the manufacturer. Discard the paint, if Gelling or Curdling has occurred.
Using Contaminated Tools while handling the paint. Do not use contaminated tools.
Thinning the paint with Solvents is not recommended Thin the paint only with thinners that are recommended by the manufacturer.
Mixing Different Brands or Types of paints that are essentially different in composition. Do not mix different brands or types of paints.

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