Painting and Coating Basics

SKU: C-617Duration: 24 Minutes

Pay-per-view (PPV) format perfect for individual users.

Get immediate access to this interactive eLearning course online. Must be used within 30 days, expires 48 hours after launch.

Language:  English

Great for trainers or groups who need unlimited online access to multiple courses. Available in two ways:

Maintenance Basics Series (Details)
Includes 16 courses for $499/year.

Industrial Maintenance Library (Details)
Includes 136 courses for $1,199/year.

Ideal for corporate licensing and high volume users.

Get Convergence courses into your current LMS to track and report employee training. Or contact us to learn more about the advantages of licensing our courses with the Convergence LMS.

Course Details


Training Time: 24 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop, Tablet, Phone

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices

Languages: English

Surfaces are often painted or coated to protect them against corrosion and degradation. Metal corrosion is of particular concern because it can cause equipment failures, which can lead to safety problems, environmental issues, lost production, and increased costs. Wood surfaces are also often painted or coated to provide protection from insects, fungi, and weathering. Paints and coatings for use on masonry surfaces must be formulated for the high pH levels that are often present. Prior to painting or coating, surfaces must be properly prepared, which may include cleaning, sanding, drying, and sometimes priming, in order to achieve even coverage and good adhesion.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe metal corrosion and how it can be prevented
  • List and describe the main ingredients in paint
  • List and describe the chemicals that can be used to clean metal surfaces prior to painting or coating
  • Identify the main causes of wood degradation
  • Describe the treatments and coatings that can be used to protect wood surfaces
  • Explain how primers and paints for masonry surfaces are unique
  • Describe common application methods for paints and coatings
  • Identify the safety hazards presented by cleaning solvents, acid cleaners, soaps, detergents, and solvent-based and oil-based paints and coatings

Key Questions

The following key questions are answered in this module:

What is the purpose of painting a material?
The purpose of applying paint to a material is to extend its useful life by slowing or stopping corrosion.

What is corrosion?
Corrosion is an electrochemical process that converts a refined metal into a more chemically stable and usually less useful form. Iron being converted to rust by water and oxygen is an example of corrosion.

What should happen to metal before it is painted?
Before a surface is painted or coated, it should be properly prepared to ensure that the paint or coating adheres strongly and evenly to the surface. Preparation includes washing, chemical cleaning, sanding, and drying.

What are some alternatives to painting that can be used to prevent corrosion of metal?
In addition to coating metal with paint, metal can be protected by galvanizing, epoxy resin coating and powder coating.

What are some treatments for slowing the degradation of wood?
In addition to paint, copper-based preservatives, preservative oils like tung oil, and creosote, can be used to protect wood.

Sample Video Transcript

Below is a transcript of the video sample provided for this module:

Metal corrosion is a serious concern because of its prevalence and cost. Left unchecked, metal corrosion can cause premature equipment failures, which can lead to safety problems, environmental issues, lost production, and increased costs. In industrial economies, like the U.S., the annual cost of metal corrosion can exceed 3% of a country's Gross National Product (GNP).

Additional Resources

Use the additional resources and links below to learn more about this topic:

Customer Q&A

I would like to have several employees take multiple courses. How can I set that up?

We're in the process of making bulk course and multiple user purchases easier. But for now, you can order multiple courses and contact us with details on who you'd like to assign courses to. We can set up each user's training plan and make sure everyone gets the eLearning assignments they need.

Can I get a free full-length preview of a course to see what this course covers?

While we do our best to offer details on course contents, we don't normally offer full-length previews. But please contact us with more details for a better understanding of what your organizaton needs and how we can help.

Do I get a certificate when I complete a course?

Yes. All of our courses allow you to print a completion certficate upon successfully passing the integrated test at the end of each eLearning course.

How do I log in to take a course that I have already paid for?

You'll receive an email with login details moments after you purchase your pay-per-view (PPV) course. Just click the login link and enter the user name and password provided.

Do you have courses in different languages?

Yes. While all of our courses are originally produced in English, we develop many courses in a growing number of languages, including Chinese, Dutch, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, and Thai. Available languages are normally displayed in the Course Details section on each course page.
Added to Cart! Click here to view your cart.