Digital thickness gauge (DTH) is a tool that allows you to measure the thickness of paint you have applied to a surface. This information can be used in conjunction with a digital colorimeter or on your paint tray.
Digital thickness gauges are like a digital ruler, but instead of reading the number of millimetres on your paint tray, it reads the thickness of paint on the surface. I use them for a lot of projects because they’re easy, cheap, and can be done on the spot.
It is a fun tool to have because you can quickly see how thick your coat of paint is. Its downside is that it doesn’t give you an accurate measurement of the thickness of the paint. So, for example, if you add 3mm to your digital thickness gauge, that means you have applied about 1.8mm of paint. Not quite accurate, but it’s close enough that you can see where you need to apply the next coat.
I have it so that I can look at my digital thickness gauge while I’m working on a project and see how much paint is needed to make the job complete. Its a great way to test consistency of application and to make sure you aren’t oversanding anything.
If you were to place a digital thickness gauge in your paint bottle, you would notice that the gauge moves as the paint is applied. This is because the gauge is measuring the thickness of the paint as it is applied.
You could also use a digital thickness gauge to check how much paint you need to apply to a surface before you start on the next coat. I use it as a quick measure when I need to know how much paint to apply to a surface without having to wait for the whole area to dry.
It’s a great way to tell how much paint you should apply. That said, I wouldn’t recommend using digital thickness gauges as a paint measuring method if you’re trying to paint your house. If you’re doing a full-on mural, you’re probably going to have to use a traditional paint can. If you’re doing custom painting, you have to be a bit more careful, and you have to work with a lot less accuracy.
This is the reason why digital thickness gauges are usually used for painting. By measuring the paint with a digital gauge, you can’t get any of the paint on the wall until you’ve applied it.
You’re not restricted to a standard can, you can use a can with a digital gauge, or you can use a can with a traditional paintbrush. In most cases, a can with a digital gauge is far more accurate than a can with a traditional paintbrush.
I couldnt agree more. What we use a digital thickness gauge for, is to use it to make sure that we don’t overapply too much paint. We don’t want to end up with a wall that looks like a blob of paint on the wall. We use a digital thickness gauge to make sure the paint is applied correctly and evenly.