Part 1 – Prep for Success: Avoid Paint Failure and Increase Service Value

November 19, 2008

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Quality products, good surface prep and expert application can help you avoid paint failure at your facility.

What’s the expiration date for paint?

If improperly applied, or applied after hasty or incomplete preparation, the lifespan of paint will be short. Painting contractors know that using quality products on properly prepared surfaces and using professional application techniques is the only way to get the most out of a coating.

Cut corners on any part of the process, and you risk paint failure and decrease the benefits that a coating offers for your structure.

Avoid Paint Failure: Choose Quality Products

Paint, like most material goods, comes in high and low grades. Cheaper paints cannot offer the same performance characteristics found in more expensive brands of paint. A painting contractor can help you select paints that have the right pigments, binders and additives that will give you the best performance for your building. The right high quality paint for the job is less likely to experience paint failure than a cheaper paint.

Avoid Paint Failure: Choose Proper Prep Techniques

Ask any professional painting contractor for the number one thing that helps prevent paint failure, and proper surface preparation is the most likely answer. The pros know that the time and effort you put into preparing the surface will directly affect that paint job’s performance. Cleaning, blasting and other procedures allow paint to bond with the surface.

Poor surface adhesion is behind a host of paint failure issues, such as peeling and flaking. By making sure that a surface is optimal for paint adhesion, a painting contractor is helping you avoid paint failure.

Using quality products and preparation is just the begining part 2 will include professional technical applications.

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