6Application Methods

The efficient use of coatings depends, apart from a proper chemistry that should result in the proper properties, also on the application methods. These methods are varied and depend on the application purpose. Several of them are used on laboratory scale as well as on industrial scale. In this chapter we discuss, necessarily briefly, the most important of these methods, starting with those for depositing conventional paints and thereafter treat some more advanced methods. This chapter concludes with an overview of a typical modern coating application, namely, automotive coatings.

6.1 Conventional Deposition Techniques

For paints the usual application methods are brushing, rolling, and spraying. In the next sections we ...

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