- It's Not Always the Paint -
It isn't always the paint that lags in performance. Often the problem
can be attributed to flaws in design, construction, or poor application
- Military Tank Farm Failure - The government awarded a painting contract to clean and paint the exterior of a steel fuel tank. The contractor maintained that all cleaning and painting was carried out according to environmental requirements but within months the paint coating was blistering and peeling ...
- The Nuts and Bolts of Corrosion
- Shortly after construction, corrosion has appeared on the building's
angle bracket supports ...
- A Bad Choice of Paint System
- This is a good example of where the choice of a coating system for
a specific use would save a lot of time and unnecessary cost and labour
- Unhappy Home Owners - After
less than five years, rusting nails destroyed the exterior of this house
-- one of 43 units in a complex. The builder did not use quality galvanized
- Peeling Rubber - The owners
asked the low bidder if he could "get down to budget". The contractor
suggested cutting the Quality Assurance Program (here and there saving
$700 - $800), and reduced his price by $1600. The owners agreed, and
painting started the next week. Two months after the project was completed,
bubbles and blisters began to appear ...
- Too Much Color? - The weather
was clear during the two days of painting with temperatures ranging
from 55° F (12° C) to 78° F (25° C). Two weeks later,
after a day of light rain, the owner noticed that the paint had lightened
and was tacky to the touch ...
What Went Wrong?
They say we learn more from our mistakes so PaintInfo publishes some educational advice in this section - letting you gain valuable experience at the expense of those who were left wondering 'What Went Wrong'.