This document guides understanding of the coverage expected from TouchUpDirect Touch Up Size Applicators, including the Pen, Brush, and Combo. The document covers Primer, Waterborne Color, and Clearcoat.
Primer: One applicator of TouchUpDirect Touch Up Primer will cover approximately 21 square inches. This is with 2 coats of primer applied with proper coverage. The applicator had plenty of fluid left for an additional coat(s) if needed. The Panel in Fig. 1 is unpainted. The primer fully covers all panel areas and is ready for sanding.
Colorcoat: One applicator of TouchUpDirect Colorcoat will yield approximately 14 square inches of coverage. NOTE: Coverage varies immensely dependent on color. Please take a look at the guide below. The color used in Fig 2 is the Ford Cyber Orange basecoat. This is one of the poorest covering colors in our catalog. It required 3 coats to cover the 14 square inches on the panel.
- Yellows, oranges, and light greens or light blues offer the least coverage and should be expected to yield 12-14 square inches per applicator of color. Generally, 3 coats are required.
- Bright reds, whites, and solid (non-metallic) grays offer medium coverage and should be expected to yield 14-17 square inches per applicator. Generally, 3 coats are required.
- Blacks, dark blues, dark grays, silvers, and dark greens, offer the best coverage and should be expected to yield 17-21 square inches per applicator. Generally, 2-3 coats are required.
Clearcoat: One applicator of TouchUpDirect Clearcoat will yield approximately 15 square inches of coverage. Generally, 2 coats of Clearcoat are required. More than 3 coats are not recommended to avoid excessive film build. Figure 3 is 15 square inches of Clearcoat coverage with 2 coats. Figure 3 shows a properly Clearcoated panel.