Industrial Painting Contractors

Scaffolding Safety Tips

Painters, window washers and construction workers frequently use scaffolding in their work. If you are a worker in these jobs or others that use supports, you must do regular check-ins with your safety knowledge.
Whether you’ve never used scaffolding before or have a long history of use, reviewing safety rules will ensure you don’t forget any steps when setting up and using the device. The best way to prevent falls from working at heights is to start with a thorough […]

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Applying Architectural Commercial Coatings in Universities and Commercial Buildings

Architectural coatings can increase the visual atmosphere of commercial settings.  But they can also have a specific function depending on their application.

Visual impact is the most common improvement that’s expected by the general public.  And although that’s a reasonable assumption, commercial coatings can offer benefits other than improved aesthetics.
We were asked to coat steel in an institutional facility.  This steel consisted of tube steel and stair components such as stringers and pickets in the stair railings.  And although it’s […]

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UV Resistant and Corrossion Resistant Coatings

Even in the harsh, New Jersey coastal environment, the proper industrial coatings can prevent equipment corrosion, and help maintain a clean appearance and work area.  But that industrial coating system requires qualified industrial and commercial painting contractors to install these specialized systems.
It’s known that preparation is the most important step in any painting project.  But in addition to this critical step, it’s just as important to know which coating system to apply in each specific situation.  Interior substrates require […]

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What’s The Difference Between Solvents?

The painting world is filled with very sticky material.  And that sticky paint can be very difficult to clean off.  So there are plenty of solvents used by commercial painting contractors to help clean their tools.
From denatured alcohol, to mineral spirits, to turpentine, to xylene.  These are all solvents frequently used by commercial or industrial painting contractors.  But knowing which solvent to use can be perplexing.
And the reason is that there are many different types of paints.  From alkyds, […]

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Painting Commercial Wash Room Ceilings

Industrial wash rooms experience a lot of heat, moisture, and chemicals.  All of which have corrosive elements that can deteriorate coatings and substrates.  So here’s the coating application used by commercial painting contractors to increase the longevity of the substrate and paint system.

Industrial washrooms are subjected to abusive conditions.  Hot water, mold, and corrosive cleaning agents.  Collectively, all of these elements can be pretty damning for industrial coatings.
But despite all of these challenges, there is application techniques and material that can be applied […]

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Commercial Painters Accessing Difficult Areas

One of the biggest challenges facing commercial and industrial painters is accessibility.  But no matter how difficult or tight the access, the commercial painting or industrial painting project needs to get completed.
Most often, when a a typical citizens hears the phrase “difficult access,” they might initially think about heights.  And most of the time, that person could be correct.
Heights are one of the largest challenges painters face.  Are you painting a ceiling with piping, duct work, and conduit in the way?  Or do you […]

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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 […]

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Make Colors Last With The Proper Commercial Paint Application

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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