Although light alloys and non-metallic materials such as reinforced plastics are finding increasing applications in shipbuilding, the principal construction material is generally mild steel and hence, the painting of ships is a specialized aspect of the protection of steel. In relation to atmospheric exposure, the main principles are: (i) proper surface preparation; (ii) appropriate composition of the paint, in particular the use of an inhibitive priming paint; (iii) adequate film thickness; (iv) good conditions of application. These apply also to marine painting, but here additional factors must be taken into account. This article refers specifically to differences between ships' painting and structural painting.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Scientific Surveys Limited

    4 Burke's Parade
    Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Smith, C A
  • Publication Date: 1980-4

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  • Accession Number: 00323410
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM