Architects have an important role to play in proper surface preparation and coatings selection through project-specific painting specification. It’s important for architects and designers to be actively involved in the specifying process and to understand the limitations, benefits, and features of different paints and coatings.

This course will help the learner to understand the main causes of paint and coating failures, the importance of proper surface preparation for various substrates, and problem-solving primers and other coating technologies that can help improve the longevity of structures.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize and understand the main causes of paint and coating failures.
  • Understand how safe and proper surface preparation methods are vital to a coating’s durability.
  • Learn about paint manufacturer’s problem-solving primers.
  • Explore the latest coating technologies that improve the health and safety of building occupants and the longevity of building structures.

Pre-requisite: Basic knowledge of paint applications.