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Lesson 15  Structural Coatings and Preservatives

The final stage of most construction projects is the application of protective coatings, or "painting." As with all projects, you should follow the plans and specifications for surface preparation and application of the finish coat. The specifications give all the information you need to complete the tasks. But, to have a better understanding of structural coatings, you need to know their purposes, methods of surface preparation, and application techniques.

15-1   Purposes of Structural Coatings
15-2   Types of Coatings
15-3   Surface Preparation
15-4   Paint Mixing and Conditioning
15-5   Paint Failures
15-6   Wood Preservatives
15-7   Painting Safety