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Volume 51 (2000), issue 4

Adhesion of water-borne acrylic and hybrid paint on wood treated with primers

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Spruce substrates of radial and tangential texture have been successfully treated with isocyanate-based and resorcinol-based primers to improve the adhesion of water-borne paint in dry and wet condition. Microscopic evidence shows that the wet adhesion of the acrylic or hibrid base-coats was severely impaired by the water ingress into these porous and brittle layers. Direct application of the top-coat on wood, especially on that treated with primers, proved advantageous over base-coat / top-coat system in terms of wet adhesion.


Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology

DRVNA INDUSTRIJA Scientific Journal of Wood Technology

ISSN 0012-6772 (Print) / ISSN 1847-1153 (Online)

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