Painting Test

Our processes are followed by numerous painting tests, carried out on the finished products, which serve to guarantee the maximum quality of painting required by our customers. We have tools to perform:

Paint adhesion test by crosshatching and tearing

Test for the adhesion of thepainting film by means of a crosshatching process for the quality of laying of the paint. The test is a destructive control of the coating film which is carried out by making a series of parallel notches, intersecting them perpendicularly. The evaluation takes into account the quantity of fragments or pieces of squares that come off, starting from the carvings on the surface.

Paint thickness test using a thickness gauge

Test for the thickness of the laying of the paint through the use of tools for the inspection and measurement of the thickness on single layer or multilayer painting cycles. Via P.I.G. (Paint Inspection Gauge) we perform a destructive precision check. A small incision is made in the layer or layers of varnish, up to the support and the thickness of the dry film can be measured using a microscope equipped with nonius.

Paint gloss test with glossmeter

Test for the measurement of the visual brilliance of the paint installation using the Glossmeter. To establish the aspect and appearance of a surface with precision, it is also necessary to define the degree of gloss. With a multi-angle tool we can analyze all types of surfaces, from the most opaque to the most brilliant.

Paint hardness test using pencils

Test to measure the surface hardness of the coating of the paint, or rather the degree of resistance to wear or scratches of the applied paint. The hardness test is carried out by observing the trace left by pencils of different hardness (H, HB, F, etc) made to slide on the surface to be tested – through a standard trolley – it goes back to the hardness of this surface.