Preparing for High-Performance Steel Structural Painting

March 10, 2010

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To combat steel degradation from the onslaught of the elements, steel structural painting contractors clean up the damaged surface and apply high-performance coating system to provide superior protection against future damages. This assures that the refurbished steel structure gets a longer life-span and avoids costly replacement solutions.

Any visible signs of deterioration in the steel surface are fixed even before the actual painting application. A thorough inspection of the surface also aids in detecting even any non-visible damages already in progress. When these damages are identified, the affected surface is properly cleaned.

Surface preparation requires meticulous care, and this means that even the tools and equipments to be used in the project — brushes, rollers or sprays – are checked completely to ensure that they are in good working condition.

The preparation phase also entails that materials to be used for the project are in sufficient supply, and that there is a steady source of these materials in the course of the steel structural painting project. Diesel or gasoline, paints and thinners, and even compressed air, should all be well-prepared in advance and sourced properly, to ensure smooth execution of steel structural painting activities.

When it comes to actual surface preparation, setting up test sections in the surface to simulate actual painting conditions is often conducted.

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