How Weather Conditions Can Impact Your Industrial Protective Coatings

Using industrial protective coatings offers your equipment and facilities a whole host of benefits, including protection from corrosion, chemicals, salt, and extreme temperatures. However, as strong as industrial protective coatings are once they’re applied and cured, conditions have to be just right during their application in order for them to be effective. If you try to apply an industrial coating during certain weather conditions, it can ruin your application altogether and render the coating ineffective. Here’s how certain weather conditions can impact your industrial protective coatings: Temperature The colder the temperature, the more likely it is to impact…

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What’s the Difference Between Polyurethane & Urethane Coatings?

As you look around for high-quality industrial coatings, it’s not unusual that you’ll run into both the terms “urethane” and “polyurethane.” Both terms are common when discussing flooring systems, especially for industrial applications. Their chemical properties make these coatings more resilient and easier to maintain than epoxy flooring under similar conditions. Polyurethane is an organic plastic polymer material with units linked together with carbamates. This compound can be rigid or flexible. When it comes to using polyurethane in flooring, the dense bonds provide a strong coating that’s also somewhat flexible. Each chemical grouping within polyurethane are multiple urethane…

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How to Know If a Coating Will Adhere to Your Metal Surface

As a shop owner, the state of your equipment says a lot about the way you run your business, but it also determines how well your equipment works, and how long it lasts. This is why it is so important to keep it in tip-top shape! If your equipment is due for a coat of paint, you want something that will last. However, galvanized metal is incredibly difficult to paint. Because it is non-porous, there is nothing for a coating to “grab” onto. If the coating is not done correctly, it could look shoddy, or not last nearly…

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What Should Be Included in My Industrial Painting Contract?

You’ve had a few consultations, interviewed some contractors, and think you’ve found the perfect industrial painter. It’s time to draw up a contract.  A painting contract is a rundown of all the services and products to be provided during the job. Listing all the specifics protects you, the business owner, should any issues arise later. But what should be included? Below we have laid out what your contract should look like: Executive Summary The executive summary is just a rundown of the two parties involved in the contract. Your name, address and contact information will be listed here.…

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4 Things to Consider When Choosing an Industrial Painting Company

Your business is unique, and so are your needs when hiring an industrial painting contractor. You can’t just call up any painter from the phone book and expect the job to be done correctly; industrial painting requires skill, knowledge, and special equipment that makes the job easier and more durable than residential painting. But choosing the right industrial painting contractor isn’t always easy. What questions do you ask? How do you know that the person you’re talking to is going to do the best job possible for your business’s needs? Finding the right industrial painter for your needs…

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Why Paint your Industrial Machinery?

Your industrial equipment is the key to your livelihood. Big service contracts can be won or lost on the appearance of machinery and production floors during an inspection. Keeping the exterior of your equipment in good shape is just as important to your business as cleaning and maintaining the interior components. Here are some reasons why you shouldn’t skip this vital step in equipment maintenance: Protection against rust and corrosion Your industrial equipment works hard. It is subject to high temperatures, long hours, and near-constant use during production hours. All these factors can combine to increase the risk…

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