Enamel paint has been identified for its hard paint with the glossy finish. Remember, vitreous enamel and synthetic resins are harder than the enamel paints. These are very much long lasting as well as durable. Thus, this is the main reason behind its usage in automobiles, bathrooms, aircrafts and kitchens. The usage of enamel paints can provide protection of the surfaces from heat, humidity, sunlight and moisture.
You must know a way that the finishing with gloss and quality of the enamel paints cannot be reduced.
When you mix up enamel paints and reducers. Automative paintings mostly utilises reducers. Reducers are not required generally when the enamels are for trims or walls. You must take care of the ratio of paints to the reducers. Though mixing of enamel paints can be bit tricky, still if proper technique and ratio is used then there is nothing that will create difference in your results.
1. Acquiring of Supplies
Before painting make a list of essentials to mark your experience wonderful. You will require funnel, paint reducer, paint brush, spray paint gun and paint hardener. Unlike any automotive paints, enamel hardener do not need any hardeners. Make sure you have some extra paints in backup to help you in your final touchings and at times, finding same colour is not less than a quest.
2. Stir the Paint
The paint should be mixed slowly with the long spoon, small rod or stick that will hardly take your 5-10 minutes. The homogeneous mixture can be achieved by pouring the mixture back and forth several times in many cans. It should be continued until smooth and right consistency is attained.
3. Reducer will be added
Generally, reducer and enamel pints are not mixed in same quantities. You should follow the recommendations of mixing 2/3 paint with 1/3 reducer. Make sure both products are of the same manufacturer.You should start with the empty container by pouring half container of the enamel paint and slowly adding and stirring the reducer continuously. Mixture will have lumps if not stirred till smooth consistency. Make sure not to use funnel for transferring of liquid into container because it will be gluey while pouring.
4. Add the Hardener
In the container hardener will be added. Ratios will vary in all the paints, even when automative painting.
Paint should be applied with the brush, roller or the paint guns. Make it air dried.
6. Store the Paint
Store the paint that is left over else useless paint will form into clumps. The mixed paint should be consumed within two weeks after mixing. You can enjoy your enamel hardener if used properly and with care.