Paint testing consists of testing products like paint, varnishes, enamels, pigments, printing inks and synthetic resins protect products from corrosion. These products are widely used in industries like engineering, automotive, and consumer durable sectors. Paint tests can be done in many ways. The industries use several different paint testing methods according to their sector to ensure accurate results. Paint can be tested in a wet form for different properties and also in dry form for different properties.
Paint testing can be generally categorized into three: raw material testing, finished product testing and performance testing using accelerated weathering and other simulation type methods of evaluation.
At Wimpey Laboratories, we have an advanced capability of a variety of tests and accredited paint testing lab in UAE to certify your product according to national and international standards. Our testing capabilities are as follows.

Paint Analysis – Paint Physical Analysis
  • Flexibility _Bend Rest
  • Moisture Vapour transmission rate
  • Crack bridging
  • Tensile strength and Elongation
  • Water Vapor transmission
  • Shore A Hardness
  • Shore “D” Hardness
  • Artificial Weathering
  • Scrub resistance
  • Drying time
  • Cleanability Test
  • Water Condensation Test (Humidity Resistance) – 720 hours
  • Dry Film Thickness
  • Impact Resistance
  • Water Resistance
  • Dirt Collection on coated exterior panel
  • UV Resistance
  • Burnish Resistance
  • Fire Test
  • Abrasion resistance
  • water Absorption
  • Resistance to chloride ion penetration
  • Compatibility test of steel with sample
  • Color Test
  • Paint type
  • State of the paint in the container
  • Gloss
  • Repaint ability
  • Appearance of the dry layer
  • Odor test
  • Resistance to washing
  • Contrast test
  • Labeling information
  • Packaging
  • Flammability
  • International recognized listing and approval for potable water
  • Evaluation of Painted or Coated Specimens Subjected to Corrosive Environments
  • Evaluating Degree of Blistering of Paints
  • Solid Content
  • Length Change
  • Density
  • Practical Spread rate
  • Carbon dioxide diffusion
  • Chloride ion diffusion
  • Scrub resistance
  • Scratch Resistance
  • Cyclic Corrosion test
  • Heat Ageing
  • Pull off test
  • Graffiti Resistance
  • Scratch resistance
  • kinetic friction
  • Pencil hardness
  • Corrosion resistance (Salt Spray test)
  • Elongation
  • Specific Gravity
  • Tear Resistance
  • Static Coefficient of Friction on Concrete
  • Water Absorption
  • Compressive Strength
  • Solid by volume
  • Solid content
  • Temperature resistance
  • Gloss level
  • Density/ Specific gravity
  • Slip resistance
Paint Analysis – Paint Chemical Analysis
  • Chemical Composition
  • 1,1,1-Trichloroethane
  • Alkaline resistance
  • Alkyl phenol Ethoxylate (APEO)
  • Aromatic Hydrocarbon
  • Carbon dioxide diffusion
  • cathodic disbondment
  • chemical resistance
  • Chloride content
  • Chloride ion diffusion
  • Density
  • Dichloromethane
  • Flash Point
  • Formaldehyde
  • FT-IR
  • Halogenated Hydrocarbon
  • Heavy metals
  • Light reflectance Value (LRV)
  • Liquid Water Permeability
  • liquid water transmission
  • Luminous coefficient
  • Non Volatile matter
  • phthalate
  • solar reflectance Index (SRI)
  • solid/pigments
  • Solubility in Cold water
  • Solubility in Hot water
  • Specific Gravity
  • Tributyltin (TBT)
  • Titanium dioxide
  • Suitability of non-metallic materials and products for use in contact with water intended for human consumption with regard to
  • their effect on the quality of the water.
  • Triphenyltin (TPT)
  • Viscosity
  • Volatile organic content
  • Water content
  • Yellowness Index
  • Dry opacity
  • Auto Ignition Temperature
  • Ash content
  • Volatile and non-volatile matters
  • Percentage of zinc
  • Percentage of glass flake
  • Specific Gravity
  • pH
  • Solid content
  • Solar Reflectance
  • Titanium as titanium dioxide
  • Anti-Carbonation
  • Stain Resistance
  • Hiding Power
  • Marking
Paint Analysis – ESMA/SABER Requirements
  • Volatile organic compounds
  • Lead
  • Cadmium
  • Arsenic
  • Mercury
  • Antimony
  • Chromium VI
  • Tributyltin (TBT)
  • Triphenyltin (TPT)
  • Formaldehyde
  • Aromatic Hydrocarbon
  • Halogenated Hydrocarbon
Paint Analysis – Microbial Analysis
  • Determination of the Microbial Condition of Paint, Paint Raw Materials, and Plant Areas.
  • Resistance of Emulsion Paints in the Container to Attack by Microorganisms.
  • Determining Resistance of Synthetic Polymeric Materials to Fungi.
  • Determining the Resistance of Paint Films and Related Coatings to Fungal Defacement by Accelerated Four-Week Agar Plate Assay.