Building Science Part 2: Layers of Innovation

Learn exactly what goes into testing Valspar’s architectural metal coatings before they go to market. Part II of the Valspar Building Science series, “Layers of Innovation,” covers advancements in coating chemistry, aesthetics and special effects.


A big trend in the building industry is that specifiers, designers and architects want architectural metal coatings that have a unique appearance. Here, experts discuss the evolution of the metal paint product development process and describe how failure in the testing process can produce new, successful creations.

"We get tougher on our products," says Marlene Garrow, Valspar metal coating testing site group leader. "We're looking for our new products to withstand more salt, more abrasion. We want them to last longer in any atmosphere."