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Wet Film Thickness

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Calculating and Measuring Wet Film Thickness

Wet film thickness, or WFT is the measured thickness of any applied wet paint that is liquid-based.  A wet film thickness gage should be used by the applicator as the coating is being applied to ensure that the measurement is representative of the calculated wet film before significant solvent evaporation occurs. Even slight delays in …

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Painting Wet on Wet …Really? [Exploring the Myths]

Don’t feel like reading? Click above to listen to this article! Do your friends still joke that you go to work simply to watch paint dry? If so, this article may be what you’ve been waiting for (literally).  You wouldn’t be “watching paint dry” if the products you use could be applied wet on wet.  …

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Ask A Consultant: Q & A with Bill Corbett

As some of you may know, our KTA.com website features a section called Ask A Consultant. In this section, users are encouraged to submit questions related to KTA’s service offerings. One of our knowledgeable coating consultants then gives a thorough response to help the user solve their issues. Recently, we received a list of questions …

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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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Ask A Consultant Q & A: Calibration and Verification of Coating Inspection Gages

Calibration and Verification of Coating Inspection Gages Question: Could you please provide a clear explanation of the calibration and verification of coating inspection gages in the coating business? I would also appreciate  if you could give an example using a coating inspection gage. Answer: ASTM D7091 provides very good definitions of Calibration and Verification of Accuracy …

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