Monthly Archives: August 2017

Warehouse Floor Painting Contractors Need To Be Qualified and Experienced

Too many things can go wrong with commercial and industrial flooring applications.  But when a proper warehouse floor painting contractor is selected, then the customer can expect a long-lasting coating that can perform in each environment.

In places like Maryland and Pennsylvania, It’s easy to think that any coating application can be applied: just open up a can of paint, and slap it onto the concrete.  But if the process takes that little thought, then the end product is going to leave very little satisfaction.

The truth of the matter is that much more thought and labor needs to be considered.  What’s the condition of the slab?  Is it coated?  When will you install the coating system?  Will there be a thermal imaging surveillance camera on site?  Is the floor going to be cold?  Or will the room be heated?

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How Commercial Painters Avoid Osmotic Blistering for Epoxy Coatings

Osmotic blisters can be the kiss of death for many epoxy coatings.  Those blisters create weak spots on the coating, which increases the likeliness of the epoxy coating rupturing.  But an experienced commercial painting contractor will have the skills and foresight to prevent these blisters from occurring.

Osmotic blisters are unsightly little bumps that appear on epoxy floors.  And although they may not seem to be too problematic, they’re actually the first step in dealing with coating failure.

A blister occurs when there is too much hydro static pressure pushing build up between the coating and the concrete.  That pressure causes the coating to separate, or delaminate, from the concrete.  This separation creates a weak spot, which can then rupture.  And once a coating is ruptured, moisture can enter, and cause the remaining floor to separate.  Which is not nearly as valuable as worm castings.

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Make Colors Last With The Proper Commercial Paint Application

avoid faded commercial paint

Faded paint is an eye-soar.  And the culprit is almost always exposure to ultra-violet rays.  However, the sun light isn’t always the culprit.  Sometimes it’s moisture, but many times it is the commercial painter applying the incorrect paint.  So here are the best paints to use if considering exterior painting.

What Causes Paint to Fade?

Before we can serve you the best product recommendation, we’re going to first touch on what actually causes paint to fade.  And although it might be easy to assume that it’s a natural by product from aged paint, there are some other considerations to make, that help accelerate the process.

And the biggest culprit is the weather.  Weather is great if you’re a Lancaster, PA landscaping contractor.  But the opposite is true if you’re a painter.  Sunlight or excessive water can put unnecessary stress on the pigment that’s used to tint the paint.  And that pigment will eventually break down from too much sunlight.  So when you see a can of paint that says “interior,” make sure you don’t use that paint outdoors.  Because your finish will not last long enough to provide an amount of satisfaction that’s equally proportional to the amount of work required to prep and apply that paint.

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