Valspar Architectural Metal Coatings is now Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings. Architects specifying metal coatings for building exteriors want the highest performing and most aesthetically pleasing coating available on the market. Due to significant advancements in technology over the past 50 years, these coatings are far superior to those of prior generations. This course will discuss metallic and pearlescent coating systems, especially modern mica coatings, to clear up some common myths and misconceptions and discuss their performance benefits and design options.

Learning Objectives

  • Define the basic terminology used when discussing metalescent coatings for metal architecture.
  • Describe pigment types used to create metalescent looks, and their advantages and disadvantages.
  • List common myths and misconceptions of mica- and aluminum-based coating systems.
  • Discuss three case studies that illustrate aesthetic options for metalescent coating systems.