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Author Topic: What are the benefits of thixotropic paint?  (Read 5171 times)

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What are the benefits of thixotropic paint?
« on: 11 March, 2009, 12:51:18 PM »
Surely you'd want it to thicken as you worked it rather than runnier?

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Re: What are the benefits of thixotropic paint?
« Reply #1 on: 11 March, 2009, 08:40:41 PM »
It's all about workability. It it's thickening as you use it, it gets harder to keep the finish perfect.

Paint that is free-flowing and easy to manipulate while being brushed or sprayed but that sets to a gel within a short time when it is allowed to remain at rest. Because of these qualities, a thixotropic paint is less likely to drip from a brush than other types and can be sprayed-applied in thicker films without running or sagging.

http://www.intota.com/experts.asp?strSearchType=all&strQuery=thixotropic+paint