Are there any standard materials used to cover PCB SMT pads?

I have a PCB that was poorly designed and there is a ground pad that is too close to a signal pad. As a result, the signal pad on the surface mount component will short to ground. I was looking to use some ink or other material to cover the ground pad. The pads are too small to fit Kapton tape. Are there any standard materials used to cover PCB SMT pads?
  • You can get a soldermask-like material in a small touch-up bottle.
  • Maybe you cancut the pad with a razor just to make some space.
  • Getting bridging during the reflow process.

Read More: PCB Design and Layout

#PCB Design

Oliver Smith

Oliver Smith

Oliver is an experienced electronics engineer skilled in PCB design, analog circuits, embedded systems, and prototyping. His deep knowledge spans schematic capture, firmware coding, simulation, layout, testing, and troubleshooting. Oliver excels at taking projects from concept to mass production using his electrical design talents and mechanical aptitude.
Oliver Smith

Oliver Smith

Oliver is an experienced electronics engineer skilled in PCB design, analog circuits, embedded systems, and prototyping. His deep knowledge spans schematic capture, firmware coding, simulation, layout, testing, and troubleshooting. Oliver excels at taking projects from concept to mass production using his electrical design talents and mechanical aptitude.

What Others Are Asking

Do you allow your manufacturer to do some changes to your PCB design?

I receive an email from My PCBA suppliers. They advised us to adjust our original PCB design. Are there any PCB designer have this experience after releasing original design to your supplier? If yes, do you think that the manufacturer can make your design better?

Read Detailed Advice From Blog Articles

Why Opt for Outsourcing PCB Design Services
Ryan Chan

Why Opt for Outsourcing PCB Design Services?

More and more companies are turning to outsourcing PCB design services, especially those lacking PCB expertise and newly established companies, because designing a qualified printed

Scroll to Top