Monthly Archives: August 2015

Sweeping the Concrete Floor with Polished Concrete

Polished concrete has become a popular flooring option for many commercial and industrial environments.   it provides a presentable finish, that improves lighting due to increased reflection, and also offers an easy to clean, coating-free, flooring solution for many industrial and commercial environments that are not looking for a coating.

However, regardless of the impressive presentation, the work and effort required to install the polished concrete floors vastly outweigh the ease of impression.  Recently, PennCoat, Inc. installed a 19,000 square foot polished concrete floor for a Lancaster, PA manufacturing company.

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The many worlds of House Paint

PennCoat, Inc. doesn’t paint houses or residential properties.  PennCoat, Inc. provides industrial painting and commercial painting services for plants and facilities.  Regardless of the market’s we’re willing to serve, there is still a large demand for quality house and residential painters.  And even these painters need to have a solid understanding of what paint will work in which environments.

Paint for Interior Painting

There’s a lot more flexibility with interior paints.  Unlike exterior paints that have to fight weather exposure, interior paints are isolated and protected from the outdoor environments.  The safest paints to use indoors are water based paints such as acrylic or latex.  These paints don’t contain any VOC’s (volitile organic compounds), and they are 100% solids, meaning that there are no solvents to evaporate once the paint cures.  Water based paints have good adhesion, and can stick to drywall very well, and is the recommended interior paint for drywall and sheet rock.

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Iron Man doesn’t just use acrylic paints.

The first Iron Man flick is the origin of Iron Man.  We get to see Tony Stark transcend from tech mogul, to international hero in his computer driven suite of steel armor.  The story is compelling and fascinating, and the characters (specifically the one holding the main spot light), are absorbing and enticing.  But one scene that may have gone unnoticed by the laymen, but not the devoted paint applicator was when Tony Stark applied paint to his suit.

Sure, Tony seemed to have a kick picking out the color and tint of his paint.  But there are more factors that need to be considered.  As we discussed in previous posts, the environment and its elements will determine what paint should be selected.  And considering that the Iron Man suit will be subjected to extreme altitudes that vary in instant temp changes, aggressive abrasions, and flash infernos.  So to be candid, regular house paint won’t do the trick.  

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Working with Industrial Paint Coatings

Working With Industrial Paint Coatings – PennCoat, Inc.

When it comes to working with industrial paint coatings, there’s a wide range of helpful tips that will ensure you get the best possible look. Today, we’ll cover several tips for applying industrial coatings and we’ll discuss some of the common terms used in the industrial painting market.

Properly Cleaning Surfaces

One of the most important things you can do before you paint anything is properly cleaning the surface you’re painting. You’d be surprised how many people do this. They clean the surface, but not properly. In return, you get a bad application. All surfaces need to be properly cleaned and prepped.  Otherwise, the paint will be adhering to the contamination or residue remaining on the substrate.  This will weaken the bond that the paint is supposed to have with the surface, which will ultimately create a situation where paint failure is more likely to occur.

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