Viscosity or Heavy-bodied

When the paint’s consistency becomes thicker, it’s termed Viscosity and since it is heavier, it’s also called Heavy-bodied.

Possible Causes


Evaporation of Solvent in the paint, at normal temperature that causes it to become heavy-bodied. • Use the same solvent, used by the manufacturer to make the paint.
• Check the viscosity manually, using a cup.
Using Improper Solvents for Thinning Use recommended solvents for thinning purposes.
Using Catalyzed materials beyond the pot life of the paint Look for directions and see, if it’s mentioned whether the paint can be recovered by adding additional paint and catalyst.

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