Small lab set up for liquid paint testing

A small laboratory set up is required for any paint shop floor. By testing the liquid paints one can reduce rejections to the maximum level.

A table with granite top is ideal for paint testing.

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Glass plates are need for testing the flow of any liquid paint.

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Set of graduated glass beakers

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Palette knives for opening and mixing liquid paints. Make sure that they are made of stainless steel.

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One can also use polypropylene measuring cups. Make sure the solvent does not affect the cup.

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Measuring jars

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Hydrometer to mesure specific gravity of paints and thinners

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Viscosity measuring Ford cup B4

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Whatman filter paper

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A stop clock

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Graduated polypropylene mugs

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Laboratory hot air oven

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Watch glass

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Glass test tubes

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Weighing scale

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Universal pH paper indicator

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Glass rods

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Testing panels 6″ x 3″ x 0.5 mm -1mm

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Wet film thickness gauge

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Elcometer (dry film thickness gauge)

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Conical mandrel for bend test

Impact resistance tester

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Magnifying lens to check surface defects of coatings

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Specific gravity cups

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Paint opacity checking card

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Cross hatch cellotape

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Cross hatch cutting tool

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Pencil hardness tester

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Paint resistivity meter

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  10. Am I satisfied personally?
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  • Estimate the new capital investment required.
  • Discuss with your team upon sales and maintainence resoures.
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