Paint Technology


Introduction to Paint and Surface Coatings Technology

Markets for Coatings


  • Wood
  • Masonry
  • Metal
  • Plastic

Properties of Coatings

  • Optical properties
  • Mechanical properties
  • Rheology

Raw Materials

  • Organic film formers
  • Pigments, pigmentation & the dispersion process
  • Solvents and solubility & the film formation process

Waterborne & High Solids Coatings

  • Specific raw materials
  • Types and example formulations
  • Uses

Solventborne Coatings

  • Specific raw materials
  • Types and example formulations
  • Uses

Radiation Cured Coatings

Coatings Application Methods

  • Brush
  • Roller
  • Spray (air, airless, HVLP, etc.)
  • Dip, flow, curtain, roller
  • Electrostatic discs and bells

Surface Preparation

  • Cleaning
  • Pre-treatment

Powder Coatings

  • Types
  • Uses
  • Application methods

Microbiology of Coatings

  • Plant hygiene
  • Aqueous paints
  • Applied films
  • Preservation and protection
  • Microbial testing


This intensive four day course seeks to provide a firm foundation in the technology of organic surface coatings.

The course contains an overview of the raw materials used in surface coatings and their contribution to the final properties of the coatings.

The study of the coatings systems emphasises the changes taking place in modern technology.


To gain maximum benefit from this course it is helpful if students have a knowledge of chemistry to university entrance standard.


This course is taught by a team comprising members of PRA's research and technical departments and external consultants from the coatings industry.


Hilton London Syon Park
London Syon Park
Middlesex TW8 8JF
United Kingdom
Tel: +44(0)207 870 7777

Dates and Prices

912 November 2015
 1 628.00 PRA Members:  1 430.00

The course times are as follows:-

First day
09:30 – 17:00
Second day
09:00 – 17:15
Third day
09:00 – 17.30
Fourth day
09.30 – 15.45


To book your place use our Secure Online Form or download the PDF Registration Form

More Information

For further details contact The Training Manager