Paint is an aesthetic coating that protects an underlying material from deterioration. Paint that is strongly adhered to a substrate prevents distress and deters gradual failure.
In this Solving for Why video, WJE chemist Leonard Phelps performs a pull-off adhesion test of a paint coating to determine the load necessary to pull the paint coating off, the resulting stress level, and the type of failure that occurs.
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