Protective Coatings Application - Unit 5.4.1: Surface Cleaning

Objective: To understand the cleaning requirements prior to paint application.

  • Paint coatings require clean surfaces to ensure the correct level of adhesion is achieved.
  • There are numerous types of surface contaminants which could have an adverse effect on coating adhesion.
  • The protective coatings applicator will be require to recognise and remove surface contaminants prior to coating application