Structural Steel Coatings

Steel is strong, but susceptible to environmental damage and corrosion.

Invest in protecting your infrastructure through structural steel coatings.

The steel components of your facility are highly susceptible to damage from harsh environmental elements, such as humidity, saltwater, 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.

Our steel structural coating services enhance the cosmetic appearance of these components while protecting them from their environmental surroundings. However, these coatings’ effectiveness depends on proper surface preparation and applying the layer at the correct thickness. Therefore, 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 before applying the new coating.

Common Types of Structural Steel Coatings

Many industrial facilities face the challenge of finding a suitable protective coating to protect their steel structures. There are many factors to consider when selecting the best steel structure coating, and some may find it challenging to choose from the many options in the market. However, if you have spent some time researching steel coatings, you most likely came across the terms epoxy and polyurethane. These are the two most commonly used coatings that effectively prevent damage brought about by the elements. But what are they, and how are they different from each other?

  • Epoxy: Epoxy steel coatings are one of the most widely utilized protective coatings for steel in industrial settings. They are 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.
  • Polyurethane: Polyurethane is commonly used as topcoats over epoxy coatings on structural steel. Its primary purpose is to give the structure a glossy finish, higher color retention and outstanding UV resistance.

What’s a Good Steel Structure Coating to use in my Situation?

Epoxy coatings are an excellent choice for steel structural components. 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 significantly reduced. The team at Raider Painting has extensive experience working with epoxy resins in various industrial settings to deliver maximum results for you.

We may recommend other options depending on your facility’s existing circumstances and needs. An established steel structural coating company, Raider Painting is dedicated to providing the highest-quality services to meet the needs of your business.

Why Invest in Epoxy Steel Coatings?

You have everything to gain and nothing to lose when you invest in epoxy structural steel coatings. They ensure that your steel structures are better protected against harsh environmental conditions, helping them prolong their service life. This extra preservation step saves you on expensive repairs and replacements. In addition, coated materials are easier to maintain since it is harder for dirt, dust and other contaminants to adhere to the surface. Therefore, the equipment or structure becomes easier to clean without strong chemical cleaners.

So ensure that your steel machinery performs at maximum capacity for many years with epoxy coatings done by the seasoned contractors of Raider Painting.

Raider Painting Offers Top-of-the-Line Coating Services for Commercial and Industrial Needs

When searching for a company that provides flawless structural steel coatings, there is no better choice than Raider Painting. Founded in 1983, our mission has always been to protect workspaces and prolong the service life of commercial and industrial equipment. We aim to exceed our clients’ expectations in everything we do and approach every project with their goals in mind. 

The Raider Painting team is readily available to discuss your project. During the consultation, we will schedule an initial site inspection to verify site conditions, allowing us to provide accurate recommendations that achieve the best possible results. After we gather all the pertinent details, we will provide a proposal for you to review. Our team won’t proceed with the project until you are pleased with the proposal, ensuring that we are on the same page regarding the work’s scope, timeline and budget.

Contact us today to learn more about our coating services.

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