I have yet to figure out the PPG Mixing Cup. So I have been using the Soup Ladle method. I am using PPG DCC Paint: 4:2:1; paint, reducer, & hardener.
Does anyone know how to read the cup and explain it easily.
Yep, that thing can be baffling until you crack the code!
Go the section of the cup marked 4:2:1. Estimate how much total paint you want to mix (you can use the ounces scale on the side of the cup). To use the cup select one of the quantities under the 4:2:1 section, for example 3. Pour paint into the cup until it comes up to the 3 mark in the "4:" column. Now pour reducer into the cup until you reach the "3" under the ":2" column. Now add hardener until the total volume reaches the "3" under the ":1" column.
In other words, use the same "number" as you add each component. Studying the cup will reveal how the ":2" column is only adding 50% more volume, and the ":1" is adding.........I don't know.......but it works.