Articles (20)


SSPC Moisture Testing Guide and Pinhole Standard

from D+D In Depth, November 2017 ; by KENNETH A. TRIMBER, KTA-TATOR, INC.

The SSPC Commercial Coatings Committee addresses the need for more standards and guid...


Collect with Care: How to Effectively Gather Paint Samples for Off-Site Analysis

from D+D In Depth, October 2017 ; by KENNETH A. TRIMBER, KTA-TATOR, INC.

When investigating the cause of a coating failure, great care needs to be exercised w...


Understanding Coatings, Water Repellents and Air Barrier Performance: An Introduction to the Material Selection Conference

from D+D In Depth, August 2017 ; by AMY WOODALL, DURABILITY + DESIGN

In September, Durability + Design is devoting a full day to helping owners, architect...


Registration Opens for First D+D Materials Selection Conference

from D+D In Depth, April 2017 ; by AMY WOODALL, EDITOR, D+D IN DEPTH

Durability + Design’s inaugural Materials Selection Conference focuses on helping own...


Challenges Encountered with In-Process Cleaning and Painting of Buildings

from D+D Print, Spring 2017 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator, Inc.

Get answers to questions regarding surface preparation, application and final thickne...


Assuring and Controlling Quality: A Conversation with Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator, Inc.

from D+D Print, Winter 2017

“We’re seeing an increased awareness of the importance of paint and water repellent o...


How Many Times Can I Repaint the
Exterior of My Building?

from D+D In Depth, January 2017 ; by Kevin Brown, Harold DeCelle, and Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator Inc.

The number of times a building can be repainted before permeance becomes a problem li...


Editing the Trouble Out of Painting Specifications

from D+D In Depth, July 2016 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator Inc.

Don’t let confusing, incomplete or technically incorrect painting specifications open...


Mitigating Moisture in Concrete and
Masonry Walls: A Guide to Coatings, Water Repellents and Sealants

from D+D In Depth, June 2016 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber and Kevin J. Brown, KTA-Tator Inc.

Mold, spalling and peeling coatings are some of the consequences of uncontrolled mois...


SSPC Commercial Coatings Progress Update

from D+D In Depth, January 2016 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator Inc. and Commercial Coatings Committee Chair

The commercial coatings committees of SSPC have developed several guides and standard...


Tools and Techniques for Measuring Coating Quality

from D+D Print, December 2014 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator Inc.

Eliminate guesswork from coatings prep and application.


Calculated Impact

from D+D Print, September 2014 ; by Kevin Brown, Harold DeCelle and Kenneth Trimber, KTA-Tator Inc.

Can WUFI calculate the impact of coating permeance on wall systems?


Timing Is Everything

from D+D Print, March 2014 ; by Gina R. Johnson, Editor in Chief


Industry Standards for Surface Preparation

from D+D Print, July/August 2013 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator, Inc.

Thorough surface preparation is necessary to achieve long-term coating performance. T...


The Achilles Heel of Single-Wythe CMU

from D+D Print, March/April 2013 ; by Kevin J. Brown and Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator, Inc.

Moisture-intrusion is the leading cause of paint problems on CMU. While the signs may...


Repair The Building Before You Repair The Paint

from D+D Print, January/February 2013 ; by Kevin J. Brown and Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator, Inc.

Coating over cracks and spalls, without making the proper repairs first, may doom a c...


Inspection and Quality: How Far Have We Come in 45 Years?

from JPCL, December 2012 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator, Inc.

The author raises questions about practical improvements in inspection and quality ov...


That New-Paint Look: Keys to Formulating a Plan for Restoring Metal Exteriors

from D+D Online Features, April 2012 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber

Factory-applied finishes on roof panels, canopies, awnings, and curtain walls offer a...


The Holistic Approach to Sustainability Mandate: It’s Green and it Performs

from D+D Online Features, February 2012 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber

It hardly comes as “news” that increased interest in the use of environmentally frien...


A Hard Assignment: Getting a Good Read on Moisture in Concrete

from D+D Online Features, December 2011 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber

Water is good for taking a swim, floating a boat, boiling an egg, or washing the car.


 
 
   

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