Protective Coatings Application - Unit 6.2.2: Visual Standards (Introduction)


The objective of this training unit is to understand that within the protective coatings industry, a number of visual standards exist, for preparation and coating activities. The protective coating applicator must be familiar with such standards.

  • Coating performance is primarily dependent upon proper surface preparation.
  • A number of visual standards have been developed to check the quality of surface preparation.
  • Visual standards or guides produced by industry bodies and coating suppliers along with ISO, SSPC etc.
  • The protective coatings applicator should understand the requirements of visual standards and guides.