Paint testing can be done in a number of different ways. The fact of the matter is that many industries use several different paint testing methods in order to ensure accurate results. Paint should be tested in a wet form for particular properties but also in the dry form. A spectrophotometer can be used to calculate color and gloss values of the dry paint to ensure your batch is within the set tolerances. For a paint coating technologist, a paint and coating testing manual is essential. This guide will provide information on standards, test procedures, regulations and much more.