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What is 'Boxing'?

What is 'Boxing'?

Boxing refers to the process of ensuring consistency of colour across several containers of tinted paint. This process is not required for 'factory packaged' coloured paint, especially if the paint containers all carry the same batch number.

When several containers of paint are tinted to the one specified colour, minor variations in colour may occasionally occur between the containers, or perhaps just one container might be a little different from the others. To ensure absolutely perfect colour consistency, all the containers of tinted paint (or the tinted component of a 2-pack kit) should be poured into a separate container, or 'boxed', prior to mixing and application. After boxing, the tinted component should be poured back into the original containers so that the kits can then be mixed in their correct proportions as required.

The procedure for boxing 3 containers of tinted components is as follows:

  1. Obtain a clean container of the same size (or larger) as the container to be boxed.
  2. Mix the contents of each container thoroughly to ensure tinter is well incorporated.
  3. Pour one-third of the contents of each container into the empty container and mix well.
  4. Pour the boxed material back into the original containers.
  5. Repeat step 2.

 

In some cases, the tinted component is very viscous (thick, like treacle) and is difficult to mix. If the induction time stated on the product data sheet is reasonably long, then it may be easier to do the boxing after having mixed the 'Part A' with the 'Part B' as the resulting viscosity may much lower and hence easier to handle. Seek advice from our Technical Department if unsure.

 

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