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

Paint Delamination Issues

What could be causing delamination of wood coated with water-based paints, papers and veneers?

Ask an Expert Published: June 03, 2014

Testing Standards for Coatings

Which coatings performance testing should be conducted to insure industry quality standards are met?

Ask an Expert Published: May 27, 2014

Cure Time for Aluminum Conversion Coating

How long should an aluminum conversion coating cure prior to applying an epoxy primer and polyurethane topcoat?

Ask an Expert Published: May 20, 2014

Additives to Address Contaminant Issues

I have heard that a fish-eye-type additive can be added to the coating to help eliminate what looks like Swiss cheese in my coating after it has been sprayed. Can you give me any insights on this issue?

Ask an Expert Published: May 01, 2014

Solid-Film Lubricants

What are the optimal temperature and humidity parameters when spraying solid-film lubricants?

Ask an Expert Published: May 01, 2014

Inter-Coat Adhesion Problems

What causes problems with inter-coat adhesion between epoxy primer and urethane topcoat?

Ask an Expert Published: May 01, 2014

Toolbox Restoration

What type of primer and finish paint should I use to refinish a standing toolbox?

Ask an Expert Published: April 02, 2014

Pre-Cat vs. Conversion Varnish

How difficult are conversion varnishes to use?

Ask an Expert Published: March 26, 2014

How Do I Measure Up?

How can we measure the thickness of paint once cured?

Ask an Expert Published: March 19, 2014

Paint Yellowing Issue

My company manufactures hospitality furniture. Some of our white painted cabinet doors are turning yellow, and we would like to figure out why this is happening and how we can fix it.

Ask an Expert Published: March 07, 2014

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