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Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials

ISSN: 0003-5599

Online from: 1954

Subject Area: Mechanical & Materials Engineering

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Surface roughness and paint film thickness

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Title:Surface roughness and paint film thickness
Author(s):H.G. Daniel, (International Paint Research Laboratories)
Citation:H.G. Daniel, (1968) "Surface roughness and paint film thickness", Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Vol. 15 Iss: 12, pp.13 - 15
Article type:General review
DOI:10.1108/eb005272 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:MCB UP Ltd
Abstract:IF paint is applied to a blasted surface in sufficient quantity the wet film will form a plane surface (neglecting variations in thickness due to spray pattern or brush marks) and there will be a greater thickness of paint over hollows than over the peaks. This condition can be accentuated if, in addition, paint flows from peaks to hollows during the drying process. When multi-coat schemes are applied the surface profile is filled progressively by successive coats of paint (see Fig. 1); if sufficient paint is applied the dry paint/air surface may approximate to a plane. Estimates of paint requirements, albeit approximate ones, can only be properly made on the assumption that this condition will be attained.

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