The Paul N. Gardner Company offers their Automatic Washability Tester for defining the resistance of paint, varnish or related products on coated panels to scratching, wearing and color loss due to wet or dry abrasion. The unit simulates everyday wear from cleaning actions and general use. The test is either used as a pass/fail by testing to a specified number of strokes or defining the minimum number of strokes at which a coating fails by checking at regular intervals. The Tester is driven by a micro-step controlled electronic motor which allows precise and steady speed and sinus wave form control. A jog-dial switch and multi-lingual operating menu are also featured.