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