In this lesson, you will learn about the operation, maintenance, and storage of equipment that is used in
applying protective coating.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
You will describe the operation, maintenance, and storage of painting equipment.
You will be given the material contained in this lesson.
You must complete the lesson and the practice exercise.
REFERENCES: The material contained in this lesson was derived from the TM 5-800 series, TM 5-
618, EM 1110-2-3400, TB MED 502, AFI 48-101, TO 00-25-232, MIL-STD 1212,
and NFPA 101.
To perform as a painter, you must understand the operation, maintenance, and storage requirements used
to accomplish your painting mission. As an operator of any piece of equipment, it is equally important
for you to maintain that equipment. Without quality maintenance, equipment breakdowns can lengthen
a project's duration or cause unnecessary delays.
PART A: SURFACE-PREPARATION EQUIPMENT
Before you apply any protective-coating material, it is important to prepare the work surface. If the
surface is scaly, dirty, oily, or dusty, the coating will not adhere satisfactorily.
3-1. Hand-Operated Tools: There are numerous hand-operated tools; however, only the tools you
are most likely to use in your work will be discussed in this lesson.
a. Wire Brushes. Hand wire brushes (Figure 3-1, page 3-2) are used to remove loose paint from
wood, masonry, or metal surfaces that are situated in close places and where power equipment cannot be
operated economically. The brushes are made of different sizes