Thickness of Paint

2. Thickness of Paint

Stoves are generally painted once at the factory. Dealers will often customize the stove to another color. Problems arise when in repainting the stove or in changing again to a third color, the total paint film thickness gets too thick. In each normal painting of the stove, about .9 mils of dry paint are applied. Peeling will occur when the total film thickness reaches 2.0 mils or higher. If the factory color is to be changed, only change it once. If a third coat is to be applied, use a sander or solvent (see the previous section on cleaning) to remove most of the first two coats.