It’s that time of year when outside temperatures are on the rise and so is the temperature in your spray booth. Hopefully you’re starting to think about changing your reducer and hardener selections to reflect your warmer environment. As temperatures increase, using faster, low temp hardeners and reducers may negatively impact your paint films. Problems such as poor metallic orientation or excessive orange peel or popping of your clearcoat may all be caused by using too fast of a reducer or hardener in your warmer environment.

So as temperatures begin to climb, be aware of your choices. Use the proper reducers and hardeners for your conditions to insure a productive and successful paint job!