Types of Coating Products for Your Business

March 25, 2009

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For the exterior painting contractor, the identification of the correct type of coating product to use for a particular facility project is very critical because the quality of the finished work relies heavily on the type of coating product that was applied and whether or not it was suited to the coating application required by the project.

Various coating products exist for a wide array of applications. Be it for aesthetic or repair reasons, or to allow the facility to conform to building safety standards, the exterior painting contractor need to evaluate the requirements of the project and the condition of the facility surfaces in order to successfully apply the right coating and bring in the highest gain to the business.

In applications specific for corrosion control and remediation, fluoropolymer coatings are the most suited for resistance to caustic and damaging chemicals. The mix of resins and lubricating solutions in fluoropolymer coatings reduce abrasions and prolong the life span of coated surfaces.

Polyurethane industrial coatings, on the other hand, provide a glossy finish that offer heavy-duty protection when applied by the exterior painting contractor to building surfaces prone to weathering and erosion brought about by continuous exposure to the natural elements.

Phosphate coatings are typically used by the exterior painting contractor in surface preparation prior to the actual coating application. The lubricating property of phosphate coatings reduce friction and are also corrosion-resistant. Thermal epoxy coatings, on the other hand, provide strong protection from damages due to exposure to alkaline substances and harsh and caustic chemicals.

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