Corrosion is one of the costliest damages incurred by any facility during its lifetime of operations. Metal structures are vulnerable to corrosion and the repair and protection of these structures from corrosive elements is a major challenge often facing facility managers. When it comes to combating corrosion, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Severe corrosion damage is more expensive than remediation at the early stages or at the onset of corrosion. This is where the importance of high-performing anti-corrosive exterior painting applications comes in as the solution of choice for facility managers.
Albeit, no exterior painting system can deliver a one-stop encompassing solution to corrosion. Corrosion is as result of the interaction of the environment, and the elements in it, with the metal surface, hence it will always be an ever-present menace. But exterior painting solutions that are carefully designed, combined with a careful avoidance of bad application habits and practices, goes a long way into ensuring better corrosion control.
What are these bad practices in anti-corrosive exterior painting applications? Carelessness in choosing the paint products to use is one. Ignoring the MSDS sheet instructions and specifications can lead to safety and environmental risks. And perhaps the worst mistake of all is to rely on exterior painting contractors that have no skills or experience for the job.