6 Types of Painting and Coating Defects in Southern California

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Whether it’s adhesion failure, chalking, overspray or countless other defects, faulty coatings can be rather frustrating. Identifying common problems and their causes can help you avoid working with those that don’t have the quality control required for an excellent coating. Listed are the various painting and coating-related failures that are likely to occur.

  1. Lack of Surface Preparation: Surface preparation is a major part of the coating process. Insufficient cleaning, surface roughness, chemical pretreatment, or even a poor substrate surface quality can prevent adhesion.
  2. Poor Selection of Materials:  Materials that are faulty or incompatible with substrate surface can greatly hinder the coating process.
  3. Disregard for Application Procedures: Application requirements can vary by coating, but they all must be followed for proper handling.
  4. Disregard for Post-Application Procedures: Drying, curing, overcoating and other post-application procedures are crucial as well.
  5. Unprotected Coating:  Coatings need to be protected from aqueous systems to avoid defects.
  6. Mechanical Damage: The coated substrate must be handled correctly or breaching may arise.

Quality control and a technical understanding of causes, mechanisms and process behavior will prevent these painting and coating defects from harming your business. Cor-Ray serves Central and Southern California that accomplishes quality control and has a vast knowledge of the coating process. To schedule an estimate for commercial and industrial painting and coating projects, call (562) 906-9770 or click.

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