"Exterior paint prototypes are developed in the lab, but they are proven on the test fence where they are directly exposed to the great outdoors," said John Calderaio, Dow Exposure station manager.
Dow Coating Materials (DCM) has launched eXposure Vision Viewer, an online system that puts exposure station test panels within easy view.
The three test paints presented in Figure 5, along with similar paints based on older high-solids binder technologies, were exposed to real world weathering at the Dow Exposure Station
in Spring House, PA.
Paint formulations are tested on more than 200 substrates at the exposure station
, with the most common substrates being metal, wood, concrete, vinyl, and aluminum siding, as well as stucco.