Paint Testing

Samples for Paint Testing

Manufacturers and OEMs trust that the paint they use on their products is going to work as intended. Whether applied for visually aesthetic reasons or as a protective measure against corrosion, paint represents the finishing touches on a product before it is sent off for use. But different paints possess different characteristics like their resistance to damage, their ability to withstand environmental factors, and their exact color match properties. Manufacturers and OEMs will send products or paint samples off to testing labs like Applied Technical Services, Inc. to have these properties quantified and understood. ATS performs an array of paint testing methods to best inform our clients about the qualities of their paint, as reflected in the table to the right.


ATS and Testing Coatings

For over 50 years, ATS has provided renowned testing, consulting engineering, and inspection services to clients from a wide range of industries. Our labs are extensively qualified to address any paint-related testing needs, as we carry nearly two dozen A2LA accreditations for testing to relevant standards. ATS’ highly proficient technicians pride themselves on returning extremely accurate results in a quick turn-around period. No matter the scope or focus of your paint-related testing needs, ATS can help.

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

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