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Downtime is a Great Time For Needed Maintenance

on Jan 5, 2021 11:55:33 AM By | Kevin Hughes | 0 Comments | 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 | 0 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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Why Industrial Coatings Are Needed

on Oct 15, 2020 12:00:00 PM By | Kevin Hughes | 0 Comments | Industrial Projects Coatings Industrial Equipment
Over the last few years, advances in material science have increasingly been realized in the form of new industrial coatings. These coatings not only provide standard protection against hazards in the industrial environment but often enhance a substrate’s performance in other ways.
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Top Reasons To Repaint Your Commercial Property

on Sep 21, 2020 11:00:00 AM By | Kevin Hughes | 2 Comments | Commercial Painting Maintenance Coatings
The total size of a commercial building has been trending up. The average size was around 16,300 square feet in the 1990s compared to 19,000 in the 2000s. EIA research shows size still rising as recently as 2012. With larger buildings representing nearly 20% of commercial stock, odds are growing that any one business will be in a bigger space. While a newer building means better construction techniques and more durable materials, it also means costs associated with square footage.
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5 Tips for Your Silo Rehab Industrial Project

on Jul 30, 2020 8:15:00 AM By | Kevin Hughes | 0 Comments | Industrial Projects Coatings
The principal function of an agricultural silo is to extend the life of high-moisture grains stored inside. They can create an ideal atmosphere for long-term storage by generating a pressurized area. Modern silos are also used to support monitoring equipment that tracks the temperature and quality of contents and ensures powdered products can be handled safely.
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