Coatings - Surface Preparation

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3 hours
From 89.90 USD
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Course description

In Coatings - Surface Preparation, you'll learn ...

  • Common surface preparation methods
  • Factors to consider when selecting an abrasive material
  • SSPC surface protection standards
  • Pretreatment methods for recoating painted and galvanized surfaces


Credit: 3 PDH

Length: 18 pages

The objective of surface preparation prior to applying a coating system is to create proper adhesion of the coating to the underlying substrate. Proper adhesion will occur if a suitable level of surface cleanliness and roughness (profile) is achieved. There are a wide variety of surface preparation methods available, such as solvent cleaning, power-tool cleaning and abrasive blast cleaning. The method chosen depends on many factors, including the desired cleanliness and anchor profile, the substrate material, ease of accessibility to the work surface and worker safety and environmental considerations.

The importance of surface preparation cannot be overemphasized. It is the foundation upon which a coating system is laid. Without suitable substrate cleanliness and anchor profile, the best coating system will quickly fail due to lack of adhesion.

In this course, the student will learn about the types of surface preparation methods used for industrial coating systems.

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Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 18 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

Training content

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • The impact of surface cleanliness and profile on adhesion of coating systems
  • The types and relative merits of different surface preparation methods, including solvent cleaning, hand-tool cleaning, power-tool cleaning, water jetting and chemical stripping
  • Recyclable abrasive blast cleaning, including centrifugal blast, airblast and vacuum blast
  • Non-conventional abrasive blast cleaning, including water abrasive, sodium bicarbonate, sponge-jetting1 and carbon dioxide
  • Abrasive types and selection
  • Surface preparation industry standards and specifications


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