These guidelines are intended to ensure that products deliver effective protection against corrosion. Obviously, the efficiency of a coating system requires well-informed product selection and compliance with proper guidelines for surface preparation and paint application. The achievement of the optimum performance of a coating system depends largely on the surface preparation and paint application. This responsibility falls primarily on the Contracting Company, and is not the responsibility of Nippon Paint. Nippon Paint Technical Service Representative fills an advisory role only, unless otherwise specified in the terms and conditions of the contract. These guidelines are specifically for the application of Zinky 13 to thoroughly prepared substrates.