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Friday, September 17, 2021

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According to an emailed press release from author Lee Wilson, the second edition of the Paint Inspector’s Field Guide is now available.

The new guide reportedly features new images and updated text reflecting the changes in industry practice and standards, as compared to its previous edition. Although corrosion is not just applicable to steel, this handbook focuses mainly on the corrosion of steel due to the general use of this material by industry.

Wilson, CEng, FICorr, is a NACE Level 3-certified CIP Instructor, NACE Corrosion Specialist, NACE Protective Coating Specialist and Senior Corrosion Technologist, as well as an ICorr Level 3 Painting Inspector and Level 2 Insulation Inspector. He is also a PaintSquare Daily News blog contributor.

Courtesy of Lee Wilson

According to an emailed press release from author Lee Wilson, the second edition of the Paint Inspector’s Field Guide is now available.

Throughout his career, Wilson has provided guidance and assistance to protective coating inspectors, specifiers, owners, painting contractors, or individuals interested in the inspection of protective coatings application.

Wilson notes that this second edition of the publication is intended as a practical inspection aid for the inspector while they are in the field and provides vital information on inspection methods, best painting practices and experience points.

The small size of the book is also reported to allow for easy carrying and could be vital to the success of protective coating projects.

The second edition is not intended as a substitute for formal inspection training and certification.

For information on pricing and/or to order a copy, Wilson invites you to contact him at


Tagged categories: Asia Pacific; Coating inspection; Education; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Industry News; Inspection; Latin America; Lee Wilson, CEng, MICorr; North America; Quality Control; Z-Continents

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