Painting Clinic

William H. Goughenour Jr.

If it has anything to do with painting, Consultant William Goughenour is your man. William answers reader questions about quality control, coatings, masking, application systems, cleaning and pretreatment, and process issues. Got a question or comment for William?

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The latest from the Painting Clinic

UV Coating vs. Conventional Coatings

Can you share your insight about which type of UV coating technology to use?

Ask an Expert Published: January 19, 2015

ABS Plastic Rework

Can a conventional paint stripper be used to remove paint from ABS substrate?

Ask an Expert Published: January 01, 2015

Painting PVC Board

What coating processes are suitable for painting PVC foam boards?

Ask an Expert Published: January 01, 2015

Enlighten Me about CRI

How can a shop improve its color matching consistency?

Ask an Expert Published: December 01, 2014

Painting Nickel Plated Parts

Is it possible to coat nickel-plated parts with paint primer?

Ask an Expert Published: December 01, 2014

Spray Application 101

When it's time to upgrade from older cup guns, what spray gun technologies should a shop be considering?

Ask an Expert Published: November 01, 2014

Coating Life Expectancy

What are some tests to evaluate and determine coating life cycles?

Ask an Expert Published: September 01, 2014

Proper Wet Tape Adhesion Testing Procedure

What are proper procedures and evaluations for meeting wet tape test requirements common to the aerospace industry?

Ask an Expert Published: September 01, 2014

Zinc-rich Paints: The Right Stuff

Are there special tools, spray equipment or methods required for applying zinc-rich paints?

Ask an Expert Published: August 01, 2014

A Primer on Transfer Efficiency and Tip Sizes

What are some tips for choosing spray guns and tip sizes for novice paint finishers?

Ask an Expert Published: August 01, 2014

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