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Solving Touch Up Failure Problems2018-12-19T11:57:45-05:00

SOLVING

TOUCH UP FAILURE PROBLEMS

TOUCH-UP FAILURE

A difference in color and appearance between the original paint and the touch-up spots.

POSSIBLE CAUSES:

  • Poor Technique
  • Touching-up with a different batch of paint.
  • Touching-up with a different applicator than originally used.
  • Touching-up at different temperatures.
  • Failure to reduce the touch-up paint by up to 25%.
  • Touching-up marks that could have been removed by washing with a sponge and liquid detergent.

SOLUTION:

  • Always try to use paint with the same batch number whenever possible.
  • Try to clean any marks first with a sponge and liquid detergent.
  • Use only enough paint to cover the area, excessive paint may cause a halo.
  • Try to use the same type of applicator that was used when the paint was originally applied.
  • Use a feathering-in technique, avoid dabbing.
  • Thin the paint up to 25% depending on the paint.

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