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Exterior Coatings Designed for Expanding and Contracting Surfaces

Expanding and contracting metal surfaces require flexible industrial coatings.
Dust collectors are important pieces of equipment for facilities.  However, their outdoor locations make them vulnerable to fluctuating temperatures and inclement weather.  So when specifying an industrial coating system, it’s important to recognize these environmental challenges that compromise the integrity of both the substrate and coating.
Varying temperatures can cause sheet metal to expand and contract, creating an unstable surface.  Additionally, the ultra violet rays and moisture can cause discoloration and delamination.  And although hard […]

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Warehouse Shipping Lines – Industrial Coatings That Withstands Constant Traffic

Painted Lines to Organize the Industrial Work Place

 
Organizing floor space is a critical goal for the methodical facility or warehouse manager.  With so many pallets, forklifts, and moving pieces of equipment, it can be a challenge knowing where every item belongs.  And for this reason, facility floor lines can contribute greatly, by creating designated areas for each movable object.
However, as with any industrial coating, it has the increased challenge of adhering to sealed concrete or even potentially contaminated surface, […]

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Applying Architectural Commercial Coatings in Universities and Commercial Buildings

Architectural coatings can increase the visual atmosphere of commercial settings.  But they can also have a specific function depending on their application.

Visual impact is the most common improvement that’s expected by the general public.  And although that’s a reasonable assumption, commercial coatings can offer benefits other than improved aesthetics.
We were asked to coat steel in an institutional facility.  This steel consisted of tube steel and stair components such as stringers and pickets in the stair railings.  And although it’s […]

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UV Resistant and Corrossion Resistant Coatings

Even in the harsh, New Jersey coastal environment, the proper industrial coatings can prevent equipment corrosion, and help maintain a clean appearance and work area.  But that industrial coating system requires qualified industrial and commercial painting contractors to install these specialized systems.
It’s known that preparation is the most important step in any painting project.  But in addition to this critical step, it’s just as important to know which coating system to apply in each specific situation.  Interior substrates require […]

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What’s The Difference Between Solvents?

The painting world is filled with very sticky material.  And that sticky paint can be very difficult to clean off.  So there are plenty of solvents used by commercial painting contractors to help clean their tools.
From denatured alcohol, to mineral spirits, to turpentine, to xylene.  These are all solvents frequently used by commercial or industrial painting contractors.  But knowing which solvent to use can be perplexing.
And the reason is that there are many different types of paints.  From alkyds, […]

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Painting Industrial Silos

Tanks and silos are common structures found adjacent to many facilities.  And just like every exterior structure, it can become weathered and corroded when exposed to the outdoor environments.  But commercial painting contractors have the experience and knowledge to specify which industrial paint will prevent further corrosion, and withstand constant exposure to rain and sun light.
Due to their placement, tanks and silos can take a beating from mother nature.  The constant water can cause coatings to delaminate from the […]

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Painting Commercial Wash Room Ceilings

Industrial wash rooms experience a lot of heat, moisture, and chemicals.  All of which have corrosive elements that can deteriorate coatings and substrates.  So here’s the coating application used by commercial painting contractors to increase the longevity of the substrate and paint system.

Industrial washrooms are subjected to abusive conditions.  Hot water, mold, and corrosive cleaning agents.  Collectively, all of these elements can be pretty damning for industrial coatings.
But despite all of these challenges, there is application techniques and material that can be applied […]

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The benefits of Glass Broadcast Beads

Shooting lines is a common application procedure for commercial painting contractors.  Sometimes those lines are installed in a warehouse facility.  And other times, they are installed in parking lots.  But in some situations, those lines need to be highly visible.  And in those instances, reflective glass beads will greatly improve their visibility.

And there are 2 common locations that receive these glass beads: airport runways, or major road ways.
Reflective Traffic Beads for Roadways
All major roadways require a TTP-1325 Type 1 glass […]

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Slip Resistant Coatings & Their Aggregates

Slip-resistant floors are common in many facilities due to their safety.  But how slip resistant they are is dependent on which type of aggregate implemented into the coating.
Epoxy flooring contractors have the common challenge of discovering how much slip resistance a facility needs.  And although it’s easy to assume that the more texture the better, more aggregate and texture brings with it some additional challenges.
And the biggest challenge is that they can be difficult to clean if there is too much aggregate.  Mops get […]

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