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Guide to industrial painting

Opacity

The original fi nish or undercoat is visible through the topcoat.

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Cause

  • Insuffi cient thickness or number of color coats applied.
  • Substrate not uniform in color.
  • Color over-thinned/reduced.
  • Use of pigments with poor hiding power.

Solution

  • Apply the necessary thickness to cover the lower layers.
  • Use a sealer or ground coat to provide a uniform color before topcoating.
  • Thin/reduce according to product label information.
  • Use an undercoat that is similar in color to the topcoat.