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Improve Asset Reliability With Industrial Coatings

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Finishes are often overlooked from the Asset Reliability Manager’s perspective.  But if you learn the many benefits of industrial and commercial coatings, you can see how they can improve some of the most important assets in any facility.

When a company or facility thinks of their assets, their first thought is typically production machinery.  Which makes sense.  It gets used daily, to produce the product that the company is selling.  And if that machinery goes down, then that product is no longer being produced.  There’s not a lot of degrees of separation between the machinery and money.

Which is why it’s perplexing that so many facilities overlook a vital component to sustaining their productivity: their facility.

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Commercial Paint Problems & Solutions – Painting Galvanized Steel

failed paint on galvanized steel

Galvanized steel has exceptional benefits for any plant or facility.  It is durable and can tolerate high moisture, due to the zinc it’s boiled in.  However, although versatile, it is a challenge to coat due to the oil residue that protects the substrate.

Here’s how Commercial Painters Avoid Paint Peeling From Galvanized Surfaces

Galvanized steel is frequently used in many commercial and residential settings.  It’s used for gutters, down spouts, corrugated decking, and many other common applications.  Although it is tolerant to weather, due to its zinc coating, it is very challenging to paint.

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Commercial Paint Problems & Solutions – Excessive Chalking

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Whether you’re dealing with commercial painting or residential painting.  Chalking is a frequent problem that occurs in the aging paint field.  What’s worst is that by the time it occurs, you need to increase the amount of prep required for the job.  So here’s how and why you need to be proactive before chalking occurs.

Here’s How Paint Begins To Chalk

You can take all the time in the world to meticulously apply and brush a flawless coat of paint.  But no matter how careful and tedious you are, your coating will eventually break down.   There are many elements that can break down a coating.  But the most hazardous are ultra violet rays.

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Commercial Painting Problems & Solutions: Blistering

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Despite its benefits, Commercial Painting can come with a world of problems.  And one of the most common is blistering.

You’re probably working outside.  And the sun is probably beating down on you and the substrate.  But you’re painting away, minding your work, making sure there’s an even spread of material over the substrate, making sure there are no roll marks or brush marks.  and keeping a close eye on your wet edge.

But aside from your astute attention to detail, you begin to notice something a few hours after you’ve painted.  The thin film begins to bubble and create blisters.

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Commercial Painting Companies In Pennsylvania

The appearance of your business plays a vital role on many levels when it comes to how customers view your brand. We should all strive to have a business that is welcoming, comfortable, inviting and clean. It’s safe to say that your businesses’ appearance plays a role in branding and marketing also. What customers think matters and their opinions can affect your bottom line.

At PennCoat Inc., we listen to your needs and work with you to bring your design ideas to life. We work side by side to improve the appearance of your commercial business, giving your current customers and future customers a place they can feel comfortable and safe.

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Commercial Painting with Epoxy Polyamines

Commercial Painting with epoxy paint

Epoxies are resins used as coatings and adhesives in a number of applications, including commercial paints. When mixed with a hardener such as polyamine, epoxies react to form hard coatings that resist high temperatures and chemical attack. At PennCoat, we often use epoxy polyamine preparations  for painting industrial and commercial spaces that must stand up to wear, chemicals, and contamination.

Characteristics

Epoxy Polyamine paints are typically packaged in 2 components:

  • Part A is resin containing epoxy polymer.  Depending on the paint, it can include solvents, quartz and titanium dioxide. Epoxies contain the epoxide chemical group, which is a cyclic ether containing a 3-atom ring centered by an oxygen atom.
  • Part B is a polyamine hardener that helps determine the product’s characteristics when the two parts are mixed. Amine hardeners undergo a reaction with epoxy resin in which the amine, or NH2, groups polymerize with the epoxide groups to form strong, three-dimensional cross-linked networks that have the desired characteristics.

A common commercial paint we use calls for a 4:1 Part A to B ratio.  It is composed of 80 percent solids by volume (89 percent by weight) that is dry to the touch in about eight hours. When dry, it has excellent durability and resists abrasion, weathering, direct impact, heat, moisture, salt and other chemicals. When subjected to the ASTM moisture condensation test for 1,000 hours, HPE applied to a steel substrate showed no blisters, rust, delamination or creepage. Mixed HPE weighs 12.9 pounds per gallon.

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