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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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Painting Industrial Silos

Tanks and silos are common structures found adjacent to many facilities.  And just like every exterior structure, it can become weathered and corroded when exposed to the outdoor environments.  But commercial painting contractors have the experience and knowledge to specify which industrial paint will prevent further corrosion, and withstand constant exposure to rain and sun light.
Due to their placement, tanks and silos can take a beating from mother nature.  The constant water can cause coatings to delaminate from the […]

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The benefits of Glass Broadcast Beads

Shooting lines is a common application procedure for commercial painting contractors.  Sometimes those lines are installed in a warehouse facility.  And other times, they are installed in parking lots.  But in some situations, those lines need to be highly visible.  And in those instances, reflective glass beads will greatly improve their visibility.

And there are 2 common locations that receive these glass beads: airport runways, or major road ways.
Reflective Traffic Beads for Roadways
All major roadways require a TTP-1325 Type 1 glass […]

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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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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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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? […]

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

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 […]

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Choosing a paint for Equipment Painting

Painting equipment is one of the most common requests for industrial painters.  From finding the appropriate coating, to discovering the best prep method, to minimizing sensitive computer components.  There are a number of factors that need to be considered before embarking on an incredible painting journey into the angular movements of equipment painting.
In the world of big industry, there are innumerable operations that equipment can perform.  And sometimes that performance requires highly concentrated coolants and oils that can keep […]

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Commercial Painting Problems & Solutions: Moisture Bubbles

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 […]

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Commercial Paint Problems & Solutions – Excessive Chalking

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 […]

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