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Paint Coverage for AerosolUpdated 6 months ago

This document is a guide to understanding the coverage to be expected from TouchUpDirect Aerosol Cans.  This document covers Primer, Waterborne Color, and Clearcoat.

 

Primer:  One can of TouchUpDirect Aerosol Primer will cover approximately 7 square feet.  This is with 3 coats of primer applied with proper coverage.  The hood in Fig. 1 was previously painted white with some bare spots and some small areas of TUD Putty applied.  The primer fully covers all areas of the hood and is ready for sanding.

 

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Colorcoat: One can of TouchUpDirect Colorcoat will yield approximately 3 square feet of coverage.  NOTE:  Coverage varies immensely dependent on color.  Please take a look at the guide below.  The color used in Figure 2 is the Ford Cyber Orange basecoat.  This is one of the poorest covering colors in our catalog.  It required 4 coats to cover the 3 square feet on the hood. 

 

Coverage Guide:

  • Yellows, oranges, and light greens or light blues offer the least coverage and should be expected to yield 3-4 square feet per can of color.  Generally, 4 coats are required.
  • Bright reds, whites, and solid (non-metallic) grays offer medium coverage and should be expected to yield 5-6 sure feet per can of color.  Generally, 3-4 coats are required.
  • Blacks, dark blues, dark grays, silvers, and dark greens, offer the best coverage and should be expected to yield 7-8 square feet per can of color.  Generally, 3 coats are required.

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Clearcoat:  One can of TouchUpDirect Clearcoat will yield approximately 5 square feet of coverage.  Generally, 3 coats of Clearcoat are required.  More than 3 coats are not recommended to avoid excessive film build.  Figure 3 is 3 square feet of Clearcoat coverage with 3 coats.  We then applied Clearcoat to two additional square feet to ensure a minimum of 5 square feet of coverage from 1 can of Clear.  Figure 3 shows a properly Clearcoated hood.

 

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