Resources for coating product formulators
Prospector® has gathered the following resources to help you research architectural, building, and construction ingredients, find the most up-to-date news, and even locate continuing education programs.
Architectural coatings represent the largest segment of the paint industry. In 2015, consumer bought more than $11.2 billion of architectural coatings1.
Architectural, building, and construction coatings - such as those for interior design, building exteriors, factory floors, and mortar modification - need to be formulated to address a variety of surfaces and applications. Often these formulations require special considerations to achieve desired results.
Common architectural surfaces:
- interior walls & ceilings, including wood, plaster, masonry, and drywall
- trim & crown molding
- exterior facades and trims
- floor finishes
A specific type of interior architectural coating is called "high performance architectural coating" (HIPAC). This highly durable coating cures to a hard, tough finish that resists abrasion, staining, chemicals, detergents, and mildew growth. Gloss levels can vary from very high to satin.2
Common building and construction surfaces:
- architectural foam/exterior insulation and finish system (EIFS)
The type of substrate helps determine the coating property requirements. Some points to consider:
- Is the substrate porous, such as unpainted drywall, new wood, or masonry?
- Will the substrate be exposed to environmental, or other abrasive conditions?
- How many coats will the surface require?
- Does the surface require uniform hiding coverage?
- Does the project require a waterborne formulation?
- What are the rheological requirements?
- How will the coating be applied (e.g. brush, roller, spray, etc.)?
Architectural/Construction Coatings Materials Database
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|Starting Point Elastomeric Roof Coating Formulation Based on Rhoplex EC-2540 Polymer by Dow Construction Chemicals - Formulation APC-40-1 imparts traditional adhesion to most roofing substrates, except for foam, using Rhoplex EC-2540.|
|EPS 2799 Gloss Ultra-Deep Base Low VOC, Interior/Exterior by EPS Materials - This formulation produces a glossy, ultra-deep base for interior/exterior applications. It has low VOC.|
|Interior Flat Paint Formula with 2% Titanium Dioxide Pigment by Ashland - PVC 85% - Acronal* S790 Styrene Acrylic Interior Flat White Paint with 2% pigment.|
|Fire Resistant Coating by Buckman Laboratories, Inc. - This formula for fire resistant coating utilizes the product Bulab® Flamebloc.|
|Water-borne Alkyd Emulsion Red Iron Oxide Primer by Vanderbilt Minerals, LLC - This formulation utilizes VAN GEL® SX, DARVAN® CN, VANSIL® W-30, and ACTIV-8®.|
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- Paint.org: Types of Coatings
- Harry E. Ashton. "Architectural Coatings". Chapter 59 of Paint and Coating Testing Manual: 14th Edition of the Gardner–Sward Handbook. Joseph V. Koleske, ed. ASTM International, 1995. p. 696. Retrieved 22 March 2017. ISBN 0803120605
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4 Responses to “A Home for Architectural Coatings Resources”
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