Monthly Archives: February 2017

Floor Lines or Aisles – Which Serves Better For the Pedestrian: Part 1

Industrial and Commercial Coatings can help improve your facility’s safety for pedestrians.  But which serves better: pedestrian floor lines or aisles?  Here’s the breakdown for when and where to choose one over the other:

Floor Lines:

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Looking at the picture, it’s easy to see the benefit in the floor lines.  They are highly visible, and pedestrians instantly know to stay within the aisles.  But let’s attempt to look beyond the function, and get a closer look at the installation process.

Prepping for Floor Lines:

Floor lines don’t receive the same prep work that coatings typically receive.  The problem with diamond grinding for aisles, is that the diamond grinding head is wider than the actual aisle line.  So, when you go to install the aisle line, you would see the chewed up concrete.  Which would make for an unsightly finish.

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Commercial Painting Problems & Solutions: Moisture Bubbles

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Moisture is one of the largest hazards in most construction environments.  And coatings are no exceptions.

As you can see from the picture, moisture bubbles beneath the coating are unsightly, and they can trap moisture, causing damage to the underlying substrate.  But their origins are a common mystery.  People will pop them, but to their dismay, the bubbles will return with a vengence.  So where are they coming from, and what can a person actually do to prevent them from returning?

But the Secret’s Out: Moisture is the Issue.

So how can moisture effect the coating?  There are many ways.  But when moisture gets between the coating and the substrate, that’s when you start to have problems.

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Commercial Painting Problems & Solutions: Paint Peeling From Metal Surfaces

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Metal Doors, Garages, and Other Metal Substrates Can be Susceptible To Coating Failure If not Prepped and Planned Properly

Paint peels all the time.  It’s inevitable.  However, that inevitability may occur over the span of years, or decades.  And decades is the preferred duration.  But to achieve decades, you’ll need to provide the appropriate prep work, to ensure that the coating has the greatest chance to adhere to the substrate.

But each substrate varies with what it requires, and those requirements are often temperamental when dealing with metal.  The more porous the surface, the easier time a coating has to adhere.  And steel and metal don’t have very porous surfaces, so it’s important to follow strict guidelines to ensure that the coating can last.

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