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Commercial Painting Problems & Solutions: Paint Peeling From Metal Surfaces

Metal Doors, Garages, and Other Metal Substrates Can be Susceptible To Coating Failure If not Prepped and Planned Properly
Paint peels all the time.  It’s inevitable.  However, that inevitability may occur over the span of years, or decades.  And decades is the preferred duration.  But to achieve decades, you’ll need to provide the appropriate prep work, to ensure that the coating has the greatest chance to adhere to the substrate.
But each substrate varies with what it requires, and those requirements are […]

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Commercial Painting Problems & Solutions – When Paint Peels From Brick

Brick is a challenging surface to paint.  But its grooves and valleys are the least of any applicator’s concerns.  Because the real distressor lies within the mortar.
Here are The Problems That Can Happen When Painting Commercial or Industrial Masonry
Masonry and block walls are held together with mortar mixes.  These mortar mixes offer excellent adhesion and compression strength, which allows the structure to maintain its integrity.  However, these mortar mixes are also made from many soluble salts.  And when these material […]

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Commercial Painting Problems and Solutions: Alligatoring

Despite its benefits, Commercial Painting can come with a world of problems.  And one of the most common is Alligatoring.
Sure, painting can come off as a fairly simple part of the construction project.  But just like anything, after you consider the varying environmental conditions, the varying products, and the plethora of application methods, you can quickly understand how the painting trade requires skill and experience.
And if you’ve seen a “finished” paint surface that looks like the image above, you’ll […]

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Industrial Painting Contractors – Performing A Site Assessment

Sometimes you walk into a project, without knowing where to begin.  Sometimes you’ll see so much steel, ceiling, piping, siding, and everything that you almost feel intimidated.  And that’s what almost happened recently when I did a site visit for a metal fabrication plant.
Their plant is divided into 3 separate bays.  The two exterior bays had already been painted.  So now it was time to paint the center bay.  But as you notice in the picture above, there is […]

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Application Failure Series – Painting Rusty Nail Heads

Rusty Nail Head Stains – Causes and Solutions
Industrial products are exposed to a variety of chemical, environmental, and temperature conditions. This increases the risk of corrosion, wrinkling, tearing, and other paint failures.  There are several types of paint failures with various reasons for each occurrence, making it difficult to identify the reason of their cause.  From selecting the wrong paint, failures related to adhesion, excessive chemical exposure, and design of painted structure, there are several minor and major factors […]

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Application Failure Series – Paint Surface Cratering

Cratering in Paint – Why does it Occur
Painting can often be an underestimated step in securing the longevity of a plant or manufacturing facility.  Its benefits are obvious, but there is room for error during application.  And these errors and imperfections painted are typically much more difficult to remedy after the application has been installed, often leaving the only option to scrape and repaint.  Due to application failure, pepainting can be tedious and frustrating.  However if you are careful […]

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Application Failure Series – Paint Peeling off Walls

Paint Peeling off Walls – Reasons
No matter how big or small a plant or facility, a solid coat of paint is a necessity. Every plant/maintenance manager wants their building to offer a complete finish, and try their best to maintain the building’s value with a protective coat.  From inside to outside, there are several small and big decisions that go into a facility and its transformation from a mere structure to a processing or manufacturing plant. But imagine the […]

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