What's The Best Way To Use The Touch Up Pen?
The Touch Up Pen is the ideal applicator for a lot of common touch up needs. As with any of our products, there are certain tricks that help ensure good results. Here are the best ones:
One common mistake we see is depressing the applicator on the surface being painted. This is not a good idea for several reasons.
- Each color will have varying degrees of thickness. This means the paint could flow out faster than expected creating a messy situation.
- The pressure needed to engage the tip is more than you'd want to apply to your previous coat.
- It's nearly impossible to control the flow of the paint this way. You'll either have too much or too little.
There's an easy solution to this. We recommend (we insist) that you always use the test card as a surface to engage the touch up pen tip. When doing this allow for extra paint to flow out pooling up on test card. This will give you the freedom to dip back into this small amount of paint after each coat.
Dab the paint - - - - Don't draw. It really can't be said enough. The pen has a chiseled nib applicator that is firm to the touch and it can remove a previously applied coat if not used correctly. See our instructions page for information.