September 24 - September 30, 2012

In your experience, what is the most common cause of premature coating failures?


Answers Votes
Poor workmanship 79%
Incorrect specification 12%
Unforeseen exposure condition (due to design defect, for instance) 5%
Defective coating material 1%


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Tagged categories: Coating failure; Coatings Technology

Comment from Nancy Godfrey, (9/26/2012, 8:10 AM)

The answer of choice for me is not listed - improper surface prep!


Comment from Richard Maile, (9/29/2012, 8:30 AM)

This is part of poor workmanship. The coating professional usually understands this part of the process and often times will shortcut a labor portion which is the highest cost item.


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