Paint & Coating Testing

Paint & Coating Testing

Paint testing and coating testing services offered at Micom Laboratories.  Micom offers you the necessary test services to satisfy your needs and those of your clients whether your products are intended for the aerospace, automotive or heavy industry.  Our services include salt spray testing, UV testing, among numerous others.

We also offer paint testing services such as ASTM D4060 test for taber abrasion, ASTM D3363 test for pencil hardness and many other standard coating testing services. Our material testing experts will be happy to help you put together a meaningful test plan that will address your needs and give you real answers.


Paint testing and coating testing services

Below are numerous paint and coating tests available at Micom Laboratories:

Specular Gloss


Conical Mandrel



ASTM D2240

Color Measurement

ASTM D2244

Abrasion Resistance

ASTM D4060

Coating Film thickness


 Paint adhesion

ASTM D3359

Salt Spray testing


Scratch Resistance

ASTM D3363

Moisture absorption


Xenon Arc Exposure


QUV Exposure


Standard Test Method for Resistance of Organic Coatings to the Effects
of Rapid Deformation Impact

ASTM D2794

Friction Coefficient

ASTM D1894

Coating Film thickness

ASTM D1196

Different accelerated aging test

Aside from the paint testing and coating testings, we can also perform the following material testing services.

UV exposure

•  Xenon Arc exposure – ASTM G155
•  Fluorescent UV Condensation – ASTM D4587  & ASTM G154
•  SAE J-2020
•  SAE J-2412
•  SAE J-2527


 •  ASTM D5894; cyclic corrosion & QUV exposure
•  Salt Fog Testing: ASTM B117

•  Coating Resistance Using Water Fog Apparatus ASTM D1735, ASTM D2247
•  Blistering ASTM D714
•  ASTM D1654
•  SAE J14563
•  ASTM G85, Annex 1, 2, 3 & 5
•  MIL STD 202F
•  MIL STD 810E
•  MIL STD 883C
•  GM 4298P
•  ISO 7253 

Did you know?

In 2002, Federal Highway Administration of the United States published a study titled Costs of corrosion and preventive strategies in the United States on the direct costs associated to the metal corrosion in the American industry. In 1998, the annual total cost of the corrosion in the United States was about 276 billion (about 3.2 % of the US gross domestic product).

Additional material aging processes

•  Temperature/humidity exposure
•  Dry heat exposure
•  Condensing humidity exposure
•  Temperature/humidity cycling
•  Thermal shocks

Other related documents to painting and coating tests

To learn more about painting and coating testing we invite you to read our  ASTM testing, accelerated aging and material testing resources.

If you have any questions about painting and coating testing, we invite you to contact our material testing lab today. It will be our pleasure to discuss and help you with your custom testing requirements.

We also invite you to download our brochure to learn more about our Paint, Coating and Polymer testing services.