Clear finishes for wood - an example of one approach to predicting performance

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TypeBook Chapter
Book titleOrganic Coatings Science and Technology
Series numberVolume6
Pages479506; # of pages: 28
Subjectpaintwork; wood (materials); varnish; accelerated tests; durability; reliable accelerated test principles; coating composition; durability prediction; durability ratings comparison
AbstractEmpirical approaches used in developing methods for evaluating the performance of materials are discussed. Principles required to develop more reliable accelerated tests are outlined. An application of the use of basic property measurements is illustrated with clear finishes for wood. The reasons for relating the selected properties to performance and the relation of coating composition to the properties are reviewed. Finally, an equation to predict durability from basic properties is developed and compared with durability ratings from exterior exposures.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number23259
NPARC number20378840
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