Guideline for use of Touch up Paints.

Touch Up paints are to be used only for touching up only and not recommended for coating large areas. 

Surface preparation – remove all traces of oil, wax and grease with white spirits. For maximum adhesion, scuff affected area with a fine grade of abrasive paper and feather edges of chips and scratches. Wipe off all fine sanding dust and ensure the surface is dry. Mask off any areas where paint is not required, to prevent overspray damaging other surfaces.

Application – Before spraying, shake the can vigorously for two minutes. Then test spray a piece of card/scrap to confirm the colour is a good match and make sure the nozzle is functioning correctly.  The nozzle should produce a fan shaped spray similar to a professional spray gun. Apply with smooth, even horizontal strokes about 10-15 cm from the substrate. Spray several light coats, instead of one heavy coat which may sag. Apply until coverage is obtained. In cold weather, warm can to room temperature for optimum spraying performance. Allow 24hrs for paint to harden before handling. Lacquers may be polished after several days if required.  

After spraying – To maximise the life of the nozzle and prevent clogging, invert can and press valve until mist clears. If nozzle is blocked, clean with lacquer thinners or replace. Point the nozzle away from you when replacing. 

Note - Metallic/pearlescent paints can produce light and dark colours. A darker colour can sometimes occur when the paint is applied wet/heavier, a lighter colour will tend to occur if the paint is applied dryer/thinner.

Always use appropriate personal protective equipment when undertaking this work.