Paints, coatings and sealants: Choosing products and procedures for best performance
This free AIA/CES Discovery course from BD+C University is worth 1.0 AIA LU/HSW.
With attention to life cycle needs, proper product selection, and environmental concerns, the Building Team can choose coatings and paints that are ideal for the end use.
A proper understanding of substrate characteristics and surface preparation will maximize the value of any investment in architectural coatings.
This course covers life cycle assessment, color selection, emissions, durability, resilience, corrosion resistance, specification standards, and other critical aspects of choosing coatings for interior and exterior walls, ceilings, and roofs.
After reading this article, you should be able to:
• List the environmental impact factors of architectural paints and coatings.
• Discuss the implications of paint color choices on environmental sustainability and occupant health.
• Describe test protocols and specifications that can guide the selection of paints and coatings for specific building types.
• Explain effective methods of surface preparation for multiple substrate categories.