Paint Testing Lab

Samples for Paint Testing
Why Test Paint?

Paints have a range of properties, and manufacturers and OEMs choose a particular paint to finish a particular product based on those properties. But paint distributors don’t exactly quantify these characteristics for their customers or label them on the side of the container. To ensure that their paints do exactly what they need them to, manufacturers send samples or products in to a paint testing lab, like Applied Technical Services, Inc., who will analyze and quantify those qualities that make the paint desirable for a given circumstance. See the table to the right for the list of paint testing ATS performs and their applicable standards.


About ATS and Paint Testing

Other paint testing labs don’t have nearly the amount of accreditation that ATS brings to the arena. We have a long history of providing world-class testing, inspection, and consulting engineering services to clients from an assortment of industries. Let ATS take care of your paint-related testing needs – our technicians produce timely and accurate results that our clients can depend on.

Test Methods and Standards
Method Standard(s)
Tensile Testing ISO 6892 /
ASTM E8
(A2LA Accredited)
Microhardness Testing ASTM E384
(A2LA Accredited)
Brinell Hardness Testing ASTM E10
(A2LA Accredited)
Rockwell Hardness Testing ASTM E18
(A2LA Accredited)
Tape Adhesion Testing ASTM D3359 /
DIN EN ISO 2409
(A2LA Accredited)
Specular Gloss ASTM D523
(A2LA Accredited)
Color Testing ASTM D2244
(A2LA Accredited)
Immersion in Liquids ISO 2812-1 -2 -3 -4 -5
(A2LA Accredited)
Salt Spray ASTM B117 /
DIN EN ISO 9227 NSS
(A2LA Accredited)
Coating Thickness ASTM D7091
(A2LA Accredited)
Impact Testing ASTM D2794 /
(A2LA Accredited)
CASS Testing ASTM B368 /
DIN EN ISO 9227 CASS
(A2LA Accredited)
Filiform Corrosion ISO 3665
(A2LA Accredited)
Humidity (Condensing) ASTM D2247 /
DIN EN ISO 6270-2CH
(A2LA Accredited)
Water Fog ASTM D1735
(A2LA Accredited)
Xenon Arc Weathering ASTM G155
(A2LA Accredited)
UV Fluorescent ASTM G154
(A2LA Accredited)
Cyclic Salt Fog ASTM G85 /
SAE J2334 /
GMW 14872
(A2LA Accredited)
Chip Resistance /
Gravelometer
ASTM 3170 /
ISO 20567-1 /
SAE J400
(A2LA Accredited)
Taber Abrasion ASTM 4060
(A2LA Accredited)
Conical Mandrel ASTM D522
(A2LA Accredited)
Pencil Hardness ASTM D3363
(A2LA Accredited)
Steam Jet DIN EN ISO 16925 Method B

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