Protective Coatings Application - Unit 3.5.3: Lighting

Objective: To understand why and where lighting is used by the protective coatings applicator in both surface preparation and coating activities.

  • Due to nature of protective coatings industry, lighting will be utilised by the protective coatings applicator.
  • Direct lighting can be used or background lighting.
  • The best light is natural light.
  • Lighting can be a safety issue and is generally expensive although essential such as coating operations at night.
  • Guides such as SSPC-Guide 12 are available for lighting requirements.