The steel components of your facility are highly susceptible to damage from harsh environmental elements, such as humidity, salt water, extremes of heat and cold, UV rays, and wind erosion. Over time, this exposure leads to rust and corrosion, which can compromise the integrity of your structure by corroding steel components.
Steel structural coatings enhance the cosmetic appearance of these components, while protecting them from their environmental surroundings. However, the effectiveness of these coatings is dependent on proper surface preparation and applying the coating at the correct thickness. It’s essential to have a professional painting contractor apply structural coatings to ensure optimal adhesion and maximum benefit.
Depending on the condition of the substrate, several forms of surface preparation can be used. Some of these methods may include hand prep or mechanical grinding, the application of acid to neutralize raw steel surfaces, zinc as a drying product to inhibit corrosion and rust or a media blast prior to applying the new coating.
What’s a good coating to use?
Epoxy coatings are an excellent choice for steel structural components. Known for their tough durability, outstanding adhesion properties, and high resistance to water and chemicals, epoxy forms a tough, protective layer similar to plastic that prevents seepage and inhibits rust and corrosion.
Most epoxy coatings are two-part formulas that must be precisely mixed and applied with exact timing. Without proper application, the protective properties of epoxy are greatly reduced. The team at Raider Painting has extensive experience working with epoxy resins in a variety of industrial settings, to deliver maximum results for you.
Other options may be recommended depending on the existing circumstances and needs of your facility. At Raider Painting, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality services to meet the needs of your business.