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Make Colors Last With The Proper Commercial Paint Application

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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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Commercial Painting Contractors and Ethanol Tanks

Ethanol tanks are common in the gas and fuel industry.  And painting them is a common maintenance procedure.  But commercial painting contractors need to be aware of the fungal growth that’s common with ethanol, and what types of coatings will resist its growth.

Baudoinia compniacensis.  You probably don’t know what this is, nor do you know how to pronounce it.  But this is a black fungal material that likes to grow on ethanol tanks, distilleries, and your uncle’s old whiskey barrel.  But no matter which substrate you’re painting, be sure to have an industrial thermometer handy to get the temperature reading on the surface.

And like most painters, this fungus likes alcohol.  So if there’s a business that has holding tanks for ethanol, you can be sure to expect to see this black fungus in a few short months or a few long years.

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Painting Various Tanks with Commercial Painting Contractors

Commercial painting contractors paint a variety of substrates that are commonplace in commercial and industrial environments.  And one of the most frequent, yet under appreciated items is tanks and silos.  Here’s why it’s so important to maintain the integrity and appearance of a facility’s tank., and just how different each tank can be.

Tanks and silos come in pretty much only 1 shape.  But regardless of that shape, they can hold multiple items, from ethanol to oil, to flour, to water, and a variety of other ingredients and resources used in day to day operations.

And since they serve such a vital component to these day to day operations, it imperative that their integrity be sustained.  And one of the best way to sustain their integrity is by applying a weather tolerant top coat.

And if you’re dealing with a commercial painting contractor, he should be able to suggest the best exterior top coat.  If they are suggesting an alkyd or acryllic, run for the hills.

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4 Different Projects Completed By Commercial Painting Contractors

Commercial painting contractors come across varying projects with varying degrees of difficulty.  Sometimes the prep work involves something as complex as wet blasting.  And other times the prep work could be as simple as hand scraping peeling paint.

And then you have to consider how much containment is involved.  Is there a sensitive product or equipment in the area?  Will paint fumes be a problem?  Does the project need to occur during a plant shut down, or during off hours?  Did you bring your infrared thermometer to test the surface temperature?

And then there are many more questions and considerations that need to be addressed.  But regardless of the situation, the final product needs to look like it was a factory finish.

So here are 4 varying projects, each one offering a unique perspective on where paint and commercial coatings can and should be applicated.

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Painting Bar Joists, I-Beams, Sprinklers, and everything Else in Industrial Ceilings.

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Being a Commercial Painting Contractor has its perks and challenges.  The perks are the satisfaction of knowing that a job is successfully completed.  But that completion isn’t without its headaches, which is where the challenges come to play.

One of the most common substrates to paint in commercial and industrial facilities are the ceilings.  And when a typical human thinks of ceilings, they’re probably thinking of drywall.  Which might require some trisodium phosphate and spackle.  But when you’re a commercial painting contractor, you’re dealing with more than drywall.

Recently, we were tasked with the objective to paint a ceiling and wall.  And although this sounds pretty straight-forward, there’s alot more that meets the eye.  Like what’s the room temperature?  Any of these infrared thermometers will be beneficial in helping you decide which material is right for the job.

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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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Painting Contractors In Maryland

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If you’re looking for painting contractors in Maryland, you’ve likely come across dozens of painters and companies offering painting services. From residential painting to industrial painting and commercial painting, most local regions have a wide range of painting services they can choose from. With so many Maryland painters available, it can be tough to make the right choice. Where do you start?

One of the most important things when researching painting contractors is the source you find the information. There’s a lot of great resources online to gather the appropriate information you need. Review websites such as Google Plus, Yelp and Rate It All are a few good platforms to start. And these are some of the platforms where you’ll find reviews on our company.

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