Using a paint defect analysis software is an effective way to equip your team members with the tools and training required to monitor for pesky paint defects. In the long run, this will help your business avoid costly mistakes and wasted products.
At the basic level, there is a correct paint that should be used based on surface type and environment. If you are continuously experiencing defects in your paint, consider using TEAM Group’s paint defect analysis software to ensure you’re using the highest quality paint possible for your facility.
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Whatever the focus or scale of your job, painting can provide a much-needed refresh while also adding a layer of protection to the structure or surface of your facility. However, the paint itself is not immune to factors causing corrosion, weathering, or decay. Using a high quality and defect-free paint will therefore make a paint job last longer, despite the inevitable wear-and-tear from outside elements.
How Do Paint Defects Arise?
What is the most common cause of paint defects? There are many elements that lead to dirty or cracked paint, such as dust, fibers and other physical particles that somehow find their way into your paint! A paint chip, thin paint in one area, or too much in another – are other types of defects. The variability in origin, causes, and prevention techniques for paint defects is immense. At least thirty of the most common paint defects are explained here, but it’s important to note that there are many unique situations that would require special attention and consultation.
Some common paint defects to be aware of are:
- Bittiness: obvious particles are visible.
- Bleeding: discoloration/stain caused by a previous coat of paint.
- Blistering: due to moisture, paint no longer adheres and forms a bubble.
- Chalking: a residue resembling powder that forms once paint is exposed to weathering.
- and many more!
For more information on how to identify and solve the most common paint defects, check out these guides created by our very own paint suppliers:
1. PPG: A Guide to Identifying and Solving Common Paint Defects
2. Axalta: Paint Defects Manual
Taking the time to go through a proper paint defect analysis will help reduce the severity of paint defects over time. Why? Because you are choosing to mitigate the paint defects at the source by using the best quality paint for your walls.
What is Offered by TEAM Group’s Paint Defect Analysis Service and Software?
Team Group’s Paint Defect Analysis Software is flexible and can be deployed per plant, or globally. Our focus is to provide your business with the tools and training required to determine the types of contaminants present, their source, and give recommendations on which procedures could be adjusted or implemented to eliminate the problem. Based on the size of your plant, the software may also propose monitoring checkpoints.
The program provides a means for digitized, one-time input data collection. It also provides ease of access to this information, and can graph, map or tabulate data into any desired form using statistical analysis. For example, a pareto chart can be created using dirt identification data to see how much dirt exists in each category. This will help narrow down where in the paint process most defects are presenting themselves. It will also help you see who the biggest dirt culprit is. You can then employ other statistical tools to identify sources and continue investigating.
Gathering consistent, long-term data will help with understanding trends and averages. Presenting data visually (charts, graphs etc.) will make it more easily understood by those working directly and indirectly with the paint defect analysis software. This will make the data relevant and useful to anyone who needs to read and assess it. By implementing this software and brining our team on board, TEAM Group has assisted site staff to be more accurate in their inputs, thereby improving corporate-wide data and product warranty.
It’s More Than Paint – What Employees Should Expect
Your employees are already experts in their field; TEAM Group’s software is just a helping hand that will ensure your paint process continues to run smoothly and evolve to be more efficient and less costly than before. TEAM Group will be there to support you, as we realize that there is some lag time before the training and software become second nature. There will also be time spent waiting for the necessary adjustments – whether this includes new methods, machines, or protocols – to take effect. Your business will be support by our TEAM, from start to finish, to help reach defect-free painted surfaces.
Based on the size of your plant, it may take a team of people to run the pain defect analysis for your business. It may be impossible for one person to gather data, report and provide suggestions on all the possible sources of dirt in the space. You may consider having a team of people selected from various parts of the paint process.
There are certain aspects that need to be made clear to employees on the ground and adhered to consistently. If possible, the area where paint is handled should be treated as a unique environment with its own rules to minimize exposure to dirt. A stray human hair that takes flight off someone’s clothes is an example of an easily avoided piece of ‘dirt’ that could lead to a paint defect. The paint area may have its own requirements for clothing such as no outside clothes, hair nets etc.
TEAM Group also welcomes any suggestions and comments for improvement, so we can work together to improve the technology to better serve you! By implementing TEAM Group’s paint defect analysis service and software, you are already committing to providing your team with the must-needed tools to do so.
Get in touch now to learn more about our paint defect analysis software, the training we provide and how it can benefit your business.
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