The constrained sintering behavior of yttria stabilized zirconia coatings containing 1 wt. % alumina produced using electrophoretic deposition has been studied. Coatings have been characterized by scanning electron microscopy, micro-hardness and fluorescence spectroscopy after sintering in air at 1100°C and 1200°C. These coatings were compared with those that additionally contained 1 wt. % soda-lime glass. Micro-hardness and fluorescence spectroscopy are shown to accurately monitor the density of the coatings. Fluorescence spectroscopy showed that the density across the coating is even, as expected from modelling literature. The addition of 1 wt. % of soda-lime glass is shown to improve the sintered density of coatings.