The work deals with the evaluation of strength characteristics of thermally sprayed coatings. The main aim was concentrated on the tensile and shear loading of HVOF (Stellite Alloy 6, Tribaloy 400) and arc sprayed (13%Cr, CuAl8) coatings. The investigation of the coatings behaviour on the coating-substrate interface is important for the evaluation of one of significant coating mechanical properties that influence properties of the whole coating-substrate system. The magnitude of the coating bond strength during tensile and shear stresses predicates the coating stability, reliability, impact resistance, resistance against failure and mostly operating lifetime. The determination adhesive-cohesive strength was performed according to EN 582 and EN 15340 Standards.