Paint application onto a drawdown chart requires a highly precise coating applicator to achieve a consist dry paint film. Coating applicators can be a bar applicator or wire wound bar. BYK-Gardner offers a wide selection of bar applicators. The gap clearance and film width are important dimensions to consider when selecting a bar applicator. For wire wound rod applicators the wet film thickness, wire diameter, and film width should be considered. In North America wire wound bars are described as mayer rods; the single clearance bar applicators are described as a bird bar. There is large selection of multi-clearance coating applicators that can be used for many types of paint applications.