What does 6 2k

Mixing 2-component paint: the right hardener is important!

The 2-component paint or 2-component paint is made up of two components to form a compound: the base paint and the hardener. The mixing of these two paints must be carried out exactly according to the instructions. Find out more about mixing 2-component paint on Maler.org.

The 2-component paint or 2-component paint consists of two components that must first be mixed together so that the special paint is fully effective. The two products that have to be mixed together are on the one hand a base lacquer such as lacquers, paint or primers and on the other hand the appropriate hardener. Most two-component paints are based on polyurethane or a combination of acrylic resin and polyurethane. They are available as opaque colored lacquers or as clear lacquers in the relevant specialist shops.

The manufacturer's description of the respective paint is decisive for the mixing ratio. If 2k paint is not mixed according to the manufacturer's instructions, it cannot be used correctly. Find out more below.

2k paint mixed correctly

Before the two components of the 2k paint are mixed together, the right hardener is required. The manufacturer specifies which hardener is suitable as well as the correct mixing ratio. The mixing ratio varies depending on the components. The most common ratios for mixing are 10: 1, 5: 1. 3: 1 2: 1 or 1: 1. The first number means the amount of paint. The second number is the amount of hardener. With 300 grams of paint, 100 grams of hardener must be added if the mixing ratio is to be 3: 1 according to the manufacturer.

After all, the 2-component paint must also be suitable for its use. For example, if metal is to be painted, a special paint must be used. A heat-resistant varnish should be used for surfaces that are exposed to extreme heat.
The mixing ratio is often given as weight. However, some manufacturers also specify this ratio in terms of volume. This is another important aspect to look out for when mixing.

Once the two components of the 2-component paint have been measured, they are mixed together. The mass is now stirred well for at least one minute until the base lacquer and the hardener are sufficiently mixed.

Basically, only as much 2-component paint is mixed as can be processed in one operation. Otherwise there is a risk that the paint will dry out. If the first layer of lacquer has to be lacquered, a new 2-component lacquer must be mixed for this process.

The right fluidity

The right hardener and the ratio when mixing the 2k paint is responsible for the viscosity, i.e. the flowability. This in turn must be adapted to the processing requirements. If 2k paint is to be sprayed, the paint should be more fluid. If an object is to be immersed in special paint, a thick 2-component paint is more useful. The viscosity can be changed by thinning the 2k paint. Two-component water-based paint is thinned with fully demineralized water (fully demineralized water).

With 2k paint, there are many factors to consider when mixing. On the one hand it depends on the right hardener, on the other hand the mixing ratio has to be adhered to exactly. 2k paints are available for various purposes. Because of the high requirements in dealing with 2-component paint, it is sold through specialist dealers. A specialist from your region who can be found at Maler.org can advise you on this.