Entries by Coating Expert

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How to Get a Vantablack Paint Sample

Why you want to buy Vantablack Since Vantablack burst onto the scene in 2014, not only has it been the new black, but it has been the only black. Blacker than black, Vantablack absorbs 99.96% of visible light; an object coated in the substance loses all definition and appears two-dimensional, like a black void. Although originally developed […]

How to Find the Perfect White Wall Paint

The best white wall paint for your home depends on your home Fresh, light, and uplifting, white wall paint can take a room from drab to design with a simple coat of Dulux. A long-time favourite of architects, the possibilities of white wall paint have swept through interior design for the DIY crowd too. However, […]

How to Remove Powder Coating

The complete guide to remove powder coating Powder coating is one of the most versatile and durable coating types around. However, maybe due to a coating failure, the need to update and refinish, or cleaning racks and hangers after a successful coating, but sometimes you need to strip a coating. Though its durability is one […]

How to Paint a Room – All the Tips and Tricks

The step-by-step room painting guide Painting is nobody’s favourite job. What starts with excitement can quickly descend into fourth-trip-to-B&Q headaches. But it doesn’t have to be this way! You really can finally tackle that spare room, transform your living room, update your hall, or any other space and not be filled with paint-flecked rage and […]

Stripping Paint Off Metal: How-to Guide

The best way to remove paint from metal at home: Chemical paint stripper Whether you want to respray or repaint your metal furniture, renew defective coating from motorcycle and bike parts, or recoat a tank, the first step will be stripping paint from metal furniture and objects. In other words: Use the best paint remover […]

Commercial Antifouling Hull Coatings

Reduce fouling, fuel use, and CO2 emissions with commercial hull coatings Some 80% of global trade by volume and over 70% by value is carried out by sea and handled through ports across the world. The global marine fleet with all its passenger ships, ro-ro vessels, fishing vessels, bulk carriers, tankers, cargo ships, container ships, […]

Foul Release Coatings

Prevent fouling without the use of biocides with foul release coatings Biofouling is a serious issue that has afflicted vessels for as long as humanity has taken to the sea. The ancient Greeks are known to have used tar, wax and even lead sheathing to protect their ship bottoms, and, starting in the 1700s, the […]

Corrosion Under Insulation – The Unseen Threat

The hidden damage costing billions – Corrosion under insulation Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) is the insidious problem causing billions of pounds of damage and loss every single year. It is of grave concern to facility owners, plant operators, engineers, and workers across industry, from oil and gas to chemical and other process industries. It is […]

Cementitious Waterproofing

Defend against water, chemicals, and corrosion with cementitious coating Concrete is a durable and strong construction material that is relied upon for buildings, bridges, tanks, dams, pools, pipes, and drains, just to name a few. However, concrete is porous and permeable; water and water vapour can penetrate concrete and cause deterioration and damage, especially in […]

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Powder Coating Warranty and Industry Standards

Understanding the powder coating warranty and industry standards When you specify a powder coating there are several considerations you need to make, and standards that you need to understand, in order to avoid the pitfalls of overconfidence. Powder coating is a high performance, durable, and effective coating, but that does not mean it is one-size-fits-all. […]

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Becoming a Powder Coating Approved Applicator

Quality assured with powder coating certification Powder coating is a growing market, with new businesses appearing every day. New businesses and established businesses alike need to find ways to stand out from the crowd in order to survive. Customers want quality, trust, and guaranteed performance from their coating provider, and nothing impresses that triad upon […]

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Powder Coating Quality Control

Powder coating quality is tested at every step of the process Through powder manufacture, application, and coating performance, testing is an important part of ensuring powder coating quality control. Testing by powder manufacturers is important because once the powder reaches the applicator it cannot be adjusted. Testing by applicators is important to guarantee a successful […]

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Powder Coating Process Guide: Application Methods

How it’s done – the powder coating process 101 Powder coating is a versatile and high performance coating, not just in durability and protective properties, but also in application methods. Whatever the part that needs to be coated, there is a powder coating process that will suit the application. The two main powder coating application […]

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Powder Coating Colours UK

Welcome to the world of powder coating colours Whether we are conscious of it or not, colour has an enormous effect upon us in our daily lives. The colour you choose for your project can be brand-defining (such as Yves Klein’s iconic International Klein Blue), can reflect the trends and spirit of the times, or […]

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Powder Coating Special Effects

Powder coating special effects make your finish pop Powder coating is known for its durable finish and almost limitless colour choices. Manufacturers have their own selection of stock solid colours and most of them offer the complete RAL colour range. But if you are looking for something a bit special, custom colours and powder coating […]

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Order Powder Coating Samples in the UK

Ordering free powder coating samples – finishes & colour charts With such a wide range of possible options, choosing a powder coating finish for a project can seem overwhelming. The information you need before you order your powder coating samples are: Colour – Manufacturers provide stock colour charts to guide designers and fabricators in their […]

The Gloss Meter Guide

Detect surface property problems with a gloss meter The gloss of a surface tells us much more than just how smooth it is. Surface characteristics reveal problems such as a curing failure, issues with surface preparation, or inconsistencies with film build. Furthermore, the gloss level of a surface is almost as important as colour when […]

Coating Measurement Instruments – The Viscometer

Viscometer helps define the coating’s viscosity and master quality control Viscosity problems can completely derail a coating application. Inconsistent colour, an imperfect finish, texture imperfections, the need for reworking or excessive addition solvent and pigment or dye can all be a result of the wrong viscosity. The viscosity of a fluid is a measure of […]

The Orange Peel and DOI Meter

An orange peel and DOI meter allows for controlled coating brilliance and gloss Two key aspects of coating appearance are smoothness and brilliance. Consumers look for a glossy finish from a top quality product, and deviations from this are associated with poor quality or workmanship. DOI (Distinctness Of Image) and orange peel are vital elements […]