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An investigation on the moisture resistance of wood finishes

J.A.M. Fotsing (University of Yaounde I, Yaounde, Cameroon)
G. Ndadja (University of Yaounde I, Yaounde, Cameroon)

Pigment & Resin Technology

ISSN: 0369-9420

Article publication date: 1 October 2004



Impermeability tests had been carried out to compare the moisture resistance of two wood finish paints available on the Cameroonian market. Two types of paints had been used namely, an oil‐based paint and an emulsion paint, both manufactured in Cameroon by SMALTO Company. It appeared that the oil‐based paint gave better protection to wood in wet environments, areas with strong pluviometry (where the quantity of humidity in the air is very high). The emulsion paint was found to be suitable for use for interior decorative purpose. It was suggested that a glycerophthalic lacquer could be used for wood finishing in areas subjected to the emissions of water vapour or requiring frequent washing (bathroom, kitchen, WC, etc.). In addition, the number of coating layers should be increased to enhance the moisture resistance of such paint films.



Fotsing, J.A.M. and Ndadja, G. (2004), "An investigation on the moisture resistance of wood finishes", Pigment & Resin Technology, Vol. 33 No. 5, pp. 302-307.



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