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Rust Blocking Coatings

We are familiar with a wide array of rust coating applications, either applied by brush/roll or spray application. We have applied rust coatings in diverse locations, including at theme parks, power plants, food processing facilities, laboratories, clean rooms, boiler rooms, cold storage facilities, military bases and wineries. While typical coastal environments are the most impacted by rust, metal also can be affected by abrasive impact, poor engineering, moisture exposure and temperature fluctuation.

There are multiple factors to consider when selecting a rust coating application. Considerations that need to be addressed include ferrous versus non-ferrous metal, SSPC surface preparation requirements, UV  ray exposure, fume exposure, number of coats or mil thickness needed, exposure to water, chemical hazards, and the maintenance schedule.

Metal Structures

Arenas, bridges, roller coasters, manufacturing plants, power plants and steel buildings are just a few metal structures we are familiar with coating. A critical part of painting these types of structures is identifying the hard to reach areas and then developing a site specific safety plan (SSSP).

Proper fall protection and proper protective equipment (PPE) are two items that are important to consider for these projects and having certified technicians for any sort of equipment operation is paramount….more about metal structures

Refrigeration Pipes

We have over 20 years experience applying industrial coatings to refrigeration pipes. From condenser piping, ammonia filled pipes, compressor discharge pipes, and high pressure piping, we have used a variety of products to address insulated, high temperature, and low temperature pipes.

The primary reasons to coat refrigeration piping are for identification and asset protection. It is important to note that insulated piping should be inspected as rust and ice build up are difficult to detect with insulation wrapping. Most coating problems are attributed to inadequate surface preparation.

Floor Coatings

Floors can be subjected to just about every kind of abuse – vehicular impact, abrasion, chemicals, and thermal shock. When selecting a floor coating, it is important to evaluate potential moisture issues, chemical exposure, levels of traffic the coating will be subject to, and existing floor coating conditions. Other considerations that should be discussed are possible fume concerns, the slip coefficient rating, traffic conditions on the floor, aesthetics, coating life expectancy, and cure time.

After these items are explored and identified, the most important factor for ensuring the proper adhesion of a floor coating is proper surface preparation. The correct preparation techniques require special equipment including shot blasting, scarifying and diamond grinding.

We are familiar with applying products from many major coating manufacturers including: Sherwin Williams, Sika, BASF, Tufflex Polymers. Some of our different solutions include: epoxy floor coatings, urethane floor coatings, water proofing floor coatings, chemical resistant floor coatings, food processing floor coatings, and USDA approved floor coatings.

Specialty Coatings

Specialty coatings should be applied by applicators who have both industry knowledge and the technical resources to understand your specific project requirements.  They can then identify the right system based on those requirements.

Considerations to be made include application location, cleaning methods, mil thickness, impact resistance, and coating purpose. From there we go through a list of our pre-qualified manufacturers to select proven products for your project.

McLaughlin Painting brings over 40 years of industry experince and knowledge to your project, whether it is for asset protection, beautification, or to address safety concerns. Manufacturers we have worked with closely throughout the years include: Carboline, Tnemic, Sherwin Williams, SIKA, and Dow Corning.