Paint Inspection Ltd

Improving Quality, Reducing Costs

Paint Inspection Ltd is a company specialising in providing comprehensive paint inspection services. With a team of highly skilled and experienced professional paint inspectors, we offer a wide range of services including paint condition assessments, coating failure analysis, and quality control inspections. We work closely with clients from various industries such as construction, manufacturing, local authority, rail, highways and oil and gas to ensure that their paint systems meet the required standards and specifications. At Paint Inspection Ltd we are known for our attention to detail, accuracy, and commitment to delivering reliable and unbiased inspection reports.

Paint Inspection Ltd: Who We Are

Paint Inspection Ltd are a Coating Inspection and Surveying Company that provides a rapid, first-class service to clients by providing highly qualified paint inspectors using our unique and innovative online reporting system.

Our Inspectors understand the need to perform quality work that exceeds our client’s expectations. We set ourselves apart from the competition by providing our staff with support and up-to-date training enabling them to provide a comprehensive paint inspection service from the initial survey to onsite inspections, ensuring that all works are completed in accordance with standards and the specification.

Paint Inspection Ltd has been an incorporated company for many years and was set up by Ian and Andrew Patterson who are both highly qualified ICorr level 3 paint Inspectors.

The business head office is in Fareham, which is where the company was originally set up and over the years the other offices have been opened to build national coverage with local paint inspectors.

This business model for our Industry is fairly unique and allows us to keep paint inspection and survey costs down along with building up regional relationships with our clients. However, our inspections do take us further afield into Europe, the USA and Australia.

Working with us

With offices in North and South England, our Inspectors are within easy reach of any location throughout the UK. We have a wide client base ranging from large civil asset owners to smaller specialist contractors. Our attention to service and detail has made us a paint inspection industry leader.

Paint Coating Inspectors Certification

At Paint Inspection Ltd we pride ourselves on our Inspector’s experience and qualifications.

We provide NACE 2 and ICorr 2 paint Inspectors and have a number of NACE 3 and ICorr 3 Senior Inspectors covering projects from the Oil and Gas Industry through to the Highways and the Rail sectors.

Sectors We Serve

Latest News

The Latest On Drone Technology & Paint Inspection Ltd

Dec 01, 2023
At Paint Inspection Ltd we are pleased to now offer the use of Drones to assist in carrying out coating inspections
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Announcement | Congratulations to Scott

May 17, 2023
Paint Inspection Ltd would like to welcome Scott as part of our inspection working out of the Southern Office.
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Announcement | Congratulations to Keith Wagner

Nov 23, 2022
The team at Paint inspection Ltd would like to congratulate our Northern Manager Keith Wagner on achieving Fellowship status with the Institute of Corrosion.
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Latest Project | Sheppey Crossing Bridge

Oct 21, 2022
Sheppey Crossing

Paint Inspection Ltd are pleased to be involved with WSP, working on the Sheppey Crossing in Kent.
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Read what our clients have said about our paint inspections and our company.
P.I.L have supported BAM Nuttall Ltd for over 15+ years assisting in the Paint Inspection of steel structures both on-site for refurbishment projects and off-site at factory facilities for new works both here in the UK and overseas. Their proactive engagement with us pre-start, during and after the works has helped to streamline the quality we expect with accurate reporting issued promptly.
David Horrocks
BAM UK&Ireland - Materials Engineer
The team at PIL are extremely knowledgeable and can be relied upon, not only to provide support and guidance but also to provide extremely detailed reports that are used by Taziker to report back to key clients on the remedial works required at each structure of the survey. Taziker would highly recommend their services.
Paul Broadley
Tazikers - Senior Project Manager
I couldn't fault the team, I see no obvious ways of improving the excellent service you already provide, thank you.
Stephen Holder
Birse Civils

Paint Inspection FAQs

Yes, our paint inspectors are spread across the entire UK, so we can deliver a nationwide service.

We specialise in paint inspections for commercial organisations only; rail, oil & gas, highways, marine, local authority etc.

We provide NACE 2 and ICorr 2 paint Inspectors and have a number of NACE 3 and ICorr 3 Senior Inspectors covering projects across the UK.

The timing of the paint inspection can vary depending on the site. For the paint inspection process please follow this link.

Our state-of-the-art online reporting system, IRIS, enables our paint inspection team to potentially remain on site full-time during all periods of active surface preparation or coating application. It also allows our inspectors to accurately document the coatings inspection measurements and any observations they make. The IRIS system helps our clients and project managers to access quality documentation remotely 24 hours a day.

Please contact us to discuss this further, as every site is unique by sector, size and needs.
A detailed report will be produced for you, highlighting weak points in your coatings and recommendations for improvements.

Get in Touch

Coating Inspection and Surveying Company that provides a rapid, first-class service to clients by providing highly qualified paint Inspectors using our unique and innovative online reporting system.

61 High Street,
Fareham, Hampshire, UK
PO16 7BG