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Understanding What Corrosion and Salt Spray Can Do To Your Apartment Complex

on Feb 14, 2020 3:23:30 PM By | Litton Parker | 0 Comments | Waterproofing Maintenance HOA
Recently, much attention has been given to the power of sea air and salt spray to erode centuries-old historical buildings. Articles are proliferating on the future of the Coliseum in Rome and other important landmarks vulnerable to deterioration through salt-rich water droplets carried by wind.
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What is Industrial Coating Application - NACE

on Feb 11, 2020 12:12:16 PM By | Litton Parker | 0 Comments | Industrial Projects Coatings Surface Prep
Professional painting contractors recognize the unique qualities and limits of the coatings they work with. In the industry, the term protective coatings refer to thin layers of solid material applied to a substrate to inhibit or prevent corrosion – including the paint layer.
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3 Key Factors for Industrial Surface Preparation

on Jan 24, 2020 3:15:00 PM By | Litton Parker | 0 Comments | Industrial Projects Coatings Surface Prep
Nearly as important as selecting the right industrial coating is preparing the surface properly to optimize its effects. Without appropriate surface preparation, you’ll often find coatings do not stand up to environmental hazards as they should – requiring rework sooner rather than later.
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Industrial and Protective Coatings - What You Should Know

on Dec 31, 2019 9:00:00 AM By | Litton Parker | 1 Comment | Industrial Projects Coatings Surface Prep
Specialized coatings are used in the industrial environment to protect surfaces from corrosion, oxidization, and other hazards. These coatings work with the paint and primer to raise longevity of the paint job and maintain performance characteristics of the substrate.
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What are some ways to prevent rusting of iron equipment?

on Dec 19, 2019 8:00:00 AM By | Litton Parker | 0 Comments | Industrial Projects Coatings Surface Prep
A good paint job is essential to preserving equipment in industrial and commercial workplaces. Rust, also known as iron oxide, is a perennial problem in the industrial environment. Every time you take action against rust, you’re fighting a natural process that’s always unfolding.
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How to Determine if a Coating Will Adhere to Your Commercial Metal?

on Dec 12, 2019 11:15:00 AM By | Litton Parker | 1 Comment | Commercial Painting Coatings Surface Prep
Commercial metal is notoriously difficult to paint successfully. For a paint project to produce the desired results, three things are required: Appropriate preparation of the surface, including cle aning and de-rusting Correct coating selection for commercial metal based on the environment Professional application of the coating to enhance adhesion and endurance
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Guide to Hiring a Commercial Painting Contractor For Your Business

on Dec 5, 2019 10:00:00 AM By | Litton Parker | 2 Comments | Commercial Painting
There are many businesses out there claiming to be commercial painting contractors. Naturally, though, they’re not all created equal. Ask anyone who’s tried to plan and price a major commercial painting project and you’ll hear the same concerns come up: Whether the contractor can deliver the promised quality of work on time and within the expected budget.
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What to Know About Painting Your Commercial Siding

on Nov 13, 2019 10:27:42 AM By | Litton Parker | 0 Comments | Commercial Painting Coatings
Commercial siding can come in many forms, but the most common are vinyl and metal. Both of these materials require correct tools and techniques for  painting. Business owners are sometimes intimidated by painting commercial siding. They may have no practical experience in doing it, since the average business owner will rarely perform a paint project on these surfaces. However, the benefits are worthwhile.
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Painting Hazards and Precautions

on Oct 22, 2019 8:00:00 AM By | Litton Parker | 0 Comments | Commercial Painting Safety
Painting your home or business is quite a bit of work but it has long-lasting rewards if done correctly. As with any home improvement task, there are risks that must be considered. Following instructions and using tools and equipment according to the specifications from the manufacturer, you can reduce your risk and prevent potential injury. Taking the necessary precautions will ensure the job goes as smoothly as possible with fewer glitches and minimal clean-up.
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