Lots of people create coatings in all sorts of manners. How they do it isn't the focus of these pages (other than the section on printing) - see, instead, the links below to the webhandling resources on this site and also to TopCoat which models the key coating and drying technologies as well as addressing fluid flow, surface effects, defects and more.
Here I have assembled a set of resources that seem to be both highly important and relatively unknown or not well understood through lack of apps to bring the science alive.
Because Practical Coatings has been assembled from many other resources and during different projects, it might take you a little longer to find those things that especially interest you. But why not explore a little at random and see if there are some pleasant surprises awaiting you? I'm currently writing a book on Printing Science and this is causing me to add more apps and change the layout to reflect the newer content. My apologies if things have moved around since you were last here.
The Solubility section takes you to the relevant Solubility and/or Surfactants pages, but the menu remains Practical Coatings so you don't get lost.