Standards for Architectural Paint Research

Phillipa McDonnell from Lincoln Conservation has been involved in the CEN working group meeting, formulating EU standards for Architectural Paint Research (APR).

Although APR has been in common use in the commercial built heritage sector in the UK for a number of decades, is not currently standardised in the UK, or elsewhere in Europe. The working group members and observers included paint researchers and members of heritage bodies from the UK, France, Finland, Germany, Norway and Sweden. The standards aim to create a baseline level of proficiency for procuring, undertaking, and presenting Architectural Paint Research, incorporating different methods and practices from across all EU countries.