Check out our latest video tutorial on waterborne viscosity. Viscosity is one of the most important aspects of waterborne basecoat to understand before beginning a refinish repair. Proper viscosity ensures fast flash times, through-dry, easy blending, and world class color match.
Using a DIN 4 cup to measure viscosity is easy and this short video will walk you through the process. PPG recommends a viscosity measurement between 23 and 28 seconds for waterborne basecoat. When measuring, look for the first “clean break” in the stream of paint coming from the bottom of the cup. Measuring viscosity allows you to always know how your paint is going to spray before you walk into the booth and achieve the same beautiful result every time.