The coating of windows, doors or other components gives an aesthetically pleasing appearance as well as providing a protective layer for materials that are not naturally durable. It is critical that the correct coating system is used and applied in the right manner, using the right tools, in a suitable environment.
The Q-Mark paint application scheme looks at the requirements for the paint system supplier and verifies that the paint application process is followed in a controlled and documented manner. For each certified company, It identifies approved people and approved coating systems.
This scheme aims to:
- raise the awareness of fabricators for the need to use a tested and approved paint system that is suitable for the substrate to be painted
- to ensure that the products and procedures are clearly defined by the paint system supplier and that these are being followed by individuals applying the paint
- to maintain quality through attention to detail and awareness of best practices
- to maintain a traceable, documented system which identifies the products required by the customer and the subsequent quality control checks both for the paint application process and for the finished product