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Water Storage Tank Painting

on Feb 25, 2021 8:45:00 AM By | Kevin Hughes | 0 Comments | Industrial Projects Surface Prep Water Tanks
It was not long ago when water tank painting required tanks to be drained before work began. Condensation on the exterior made it impossible to paint a tank in service. Even quality coatings would fail duetothe moisture. This was another reason water tank painting was typically confined to summer, even though summer weather leads to peak water demand in most communities. As discussed in a previous post, difficulty developing a coating that adheredwell and cured quickly in winter was another big factor.
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The Right Storage Tank + The Right Coatings System = Success

on Feb 10, 2021 9:00:39 AM By | Kevin Hughes | 0 Comments | Industrial Projects Surface Prep
Water tanks can exhibit a variety of performance characteristics based on their size, design, and the material of their construction. Selecting the right tank also helps ensure many years of service through easier maintenance.
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What is the Difference Between Polyurethane and Urethane Coatings

on Jan 27, 2021 4:30:00 PM By | Kevin Hughes | 1 Comment | Coatings Surface Prep
When looking for quality industrial coatings, it is not unusual to hear about urethane or polyurethane coatings. They are common when discussing flooring systems for the most intensive applications. Their chemical properties make them more resilient and easier to maintain than epoxy flooring, which itself is usually looked at as an upgrade from concrete floors.
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Downtime is a Great Time For Needed Maintenance

on Jan 5, 2021 11:55:33 AM By | Kevin Hughes | 1 Comment | Commercial Painting Industrial Projects
As 2020 finally gives way to 2021, good news for public health is nearly here. No matter where or who you are, everyone has reason to cheer now that the spread of COVID-19 might soon come under control. But it may be months before the vaccination is readily available to everyone, and many businesses are temporarily closing their doors.
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When Should You Use Abrasive Blasting

on Dec 28, 2020 9:15:00 AM By | Kevin Hughes | 0 Comments | Industrial Projects Surface Prep Industrial Equipment
Whenever you are planning to update the coatings of any commercial business or industrial facility, preparing the affected substrates is crucial. Appropriate preparation of a substrate ensures that you can maximize adhesion of the new coating. That, in turn, helps deliver a full and even coat that resists environmental hazards.
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Should Your Business Use Reflective Roof Coatings

on Dec 14, 2020 11:20:38 AM By | Kevin Hughes | 4 Comments | Commercial Painting Coatings Surface Prep
In any commercial structure, the roof is one of the most important contributors to energy efficiency. Solar radiation is absorbed or reflected by the roof, and its composition makes a big difference in what becomes of all that heat. That, in turn, influences the usage patterns of your HVAC system.
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Tips To Preserve Your Parking Deck

on Dec 8, 2020 12:29:42 PM By | Kevin Hughes | 0 Comments | Commercial Painting Coatings Surface Prep
In business or industrial settings, parking garages and parking decks undergo some of the most strenuous abuse of any substrate. Parking structures age quickly, even when they are carefully used only as intended. Parking structures that are accessible to the public can face even more wear and tear. Fast or incautious driving can cause skid marks and fender benders, further eroding the quality of the parking deck.
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Why Your Commercial Building Needs Primer

on Nov 20, 2020 9:15:00 AM By | Kevin Hughes | 2 Comments | Commercial Painting
Interior paints don't have to deal with temperature extremes or harsh outdoor weather, so it's easy to assume they don't have to be applied with the same care or attention. Many business owners consider speeding up the coating process by skipping the primer coat.
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Why Microbicidal Coatings Are Chosen For Federal Buildings

on Oct 27, 2020 9:30:00 AM By | Kevin Hughes | 0 Comments | Commercial Painting
Federal buildings are an enduring symbol of our government and its commitment to the American people. To look and operate at their very best, they must undergo rigorous maintenance on a regular basis. One of the most important aspects of that maintenance is the application of appropriate coatings.
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