Surface Preparation

Industry Standards: Are You Current?

Obtaining SSPC or NACE certification as a coatings inspector or a protective coating specialist is quite an accomplishment and those who achieve one or more of these certifications should be proud. These certifications open doors for many opportunities in the protective coatings industry, and can create both rewarding and prosperous careers. As certified protective coatings

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Tools and Techniques for Measuring Coating Quality- Part 1, Cleaning and Painting

When you spend money on a product or service, you expect quality, regardless of the cost.  If you purchase the most inexpensive Chevrolet that is made, you still expect quality.  While the braking system in the Chevrolet may be less sophisticated than a Mercedes, the brakes better work and exhibit quality commensurate with its design. 

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Industry Standards for Surface Preparation

Fig. 1: A number of organizations provide written standards and guidelines for surface preparation Coatings are applied to commercial buildings to protect a variety of materials from corrosion and deterioration, and to maintain the brand and aesthetics of the structure. Three key factors must be addressed during design and construction in order achieve long-term coating

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SSPC-VIS-3 Guide

SSPC-VIS 3 Guide for Power and Hand Tool Cleaning of Steel Surfaces

SSPC-VIS 3 Guide The following video on SSPC-VIS 3 Guide for Power and Hand Tool Cleaning over previously painted, rusted, and mill-scale bearing steel. The SSPC-VIS 3 guide is an aid for determining whether a prepared surface meets or exceeds the product specification.

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