Paints and Coatings laboratory technicians examine the properties of paints and lacquers and participate in the development of new coating materials. To this end, they will plan and execute trials. They will document and analyse the results on the computer. They will assist with the optimisation of lacquers and similar coating materials on different substrates such as wood, concrete, metal and plastic. They will ensure the quality of the products through ongoing examination. They will also assess the surface texture of substrates and lacquers and examine the service life of coatings. Their activities may also include customer support.