Most users think that how long a coating lasts depends on the quality of the paint used. Actually, what may well be more important is the paint system. A paint system dictates the type of surface preparation before the painting process, the primer coat suitable for the substrate, the most optimum topcoat for the type of environment, the thickness of each layer of paint, the type and amount of thinning for each coat of paint, the time intervals between coats and the period of drying and curing before the surface can be subject to normal use.
The importance of a appropriate paint system cannot be over-emphasized. A good topcoat paint without priming is doomed to fail, just as a surface without proper preparation will not last.
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Anatomy of A Paint System
Always overlooked, but terribly important. A good surface preparation is known to extend the longevity of a coating by up to twice as long
The choice of primer depends on the type of substrate, the environment and the kind of desired outcome one expects from a paint system
Undercoat usually enhances the look and performance of subsequent coats of paint
The topcoat in most cases is what is seen. This layer is the one that is exposed to the environment is is subject to all the physical wear and tear