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Paints and Surface Coatings

Paint is believed to be one of the oldest materials in existence. For centuries man has adorned himself and his surroundings with colour using pigments and mediums which have not necessarily been safe.
 
Thanks to modern science and technological advances we are now using sophisticated paints and coatings manufactured in safer mediums. But even with all the recent advances in technology we still face problems with failures and defects.
 
The reasons for such failures and defects are varied, rarely related to a single cause and often need thorough investigation.
 
If you are currently facing any of the following problems or are concerned with potential problems in your project please contact us for assistance.
 
We can help with the following:
  • Peeling or Flaking
  • Blistering or Chalking
  • Discoloration or Softening
  • Cracking or Crazing
  • Number of layers & Layer thickness
  • Pull-off tests
  • Determination of lead content
  • Advice on compatibility of paint systems
  • Compliance with method statement
  • Identification of paint type
To see a full list of our UKAS accredited testing click here. 



Paint layers in a paint flake
 
 

UV Degradation of paint