How to Use Basecoat Reducer in 2023

Delivering the perfect finishing look on your car is important for garages to achieve for their clients. It’s a top priority for us at Bodyshield to help body shops in the greater Montreal area to reach that goal. And one essential tool that can make all the difference is the basecoat reducer

A must-have in every garage, this product aids in thinning out basecoat paint and ensures a smooth and even application on your car. 

In this blog, we’ll walk you through how you can use a basecoat reducer in 2023. 

Safety First

Before starting any painting project, we recommend prioritizing your safety. It’s best to wear protective equipment, such as gloves, a respirator, and goggles.

This ensures protection for your team from inhaling harmful fumes or particles while you paint. 

Read and Follow Instructions

Different basecoat paint brands may have specific instructions and mixing ratios for their reducers. That is why you need to read and thoroughly understand the manufacturer’s guidelines. 

Pay close attention to the suggested mixing ratio of basecoat paint to reducer, as this varies depending on the product.

If you’d like to understand how our basecoat reducers work at Bodyshield, don’t hesitate to reach out to contact us on our website or social pages

The Perfect Mix: Achieve Consistency

Using a mixing cup, carefully measure the specified amount of basecoat paint. Once you do that, add the right quantity of basecoat reducer to the paint, ensuring you adhere to the correct ratio. 

Finish by stirring the mixture with a clean mixing stick until it becomes a smooth and consistent blend.

Perform a Test Spray

Before applying the paint to your car’s surface, it might be a good idea to conduct a test spray on a spare piece of material or cardboard. 

This allows you to evaluate paint consistency and helps you assess if you should make any necessary adjustments to the mixture before the main application.

Achieve a Flawless Finish

With your basecoat paint and reducer perfectly mixed, it’s time for the application process. 

First, hold the paint gun at a consistent distance from the car’s surface and apply the paint in even, overlapping strokes. 

Secondly, try to light coats so you can prevent runs or drips. In addition, be sure to consider drying time between coats, and apply more layers as needed for the desired color intensity and coverage.

By following this guide, you can effectively use a basecoat reducer in 2023. If you’d like more information or would like to try using our basecoat reducer, please contact us on our website or social pages