Effective paints and coatings applications

January 22, 2020

Managers can avoid poor performance, poor appearance and early failure by understanding their options when it comes to paints and coatings, according to an article from Facility Management Decisions on the FaciltiesNet website.

One size does not fit all. Different applications have different requirements, and success requires matching the characteristics of the paint to the performance requirements of the application.

A number of specially formulated paints exist for special applications, the most commonly used general categories of paint are water-based latex and oil-based or solvent-based products. In latex paint, the majority of the liquid is water. 

In oil based paint, the liquid consists of a number of organic solvents. Each has its own performance characteristics that affect the way they perform in different applications.

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