The Demands of Industrial Painting
Paints are used and applied to beautify and protect surfaces. There are different types and classifications of paint and may vary based on their uses. Industrial and commercial painting may require different type than those for use for home painting. Mostly commercial building and industrial environment need special paints for some of their specific requirements.
Industrial painting tends to be more critical than home and commercial painting. There are more considerations to take note of. Because industrial setting is highly exposed to hazards, paints and coatings enveloping its environment have to be durable enough to serve their functions. Industrial paints include polyurethane and epoxies. Some conditions would even demand for paints that have high chemical resistance. Other specifications may ask for a paint material that can withstand high moisture environments such as elastomeric coatings.
Aside from the type of paint material to be used, substrate preparation is also a key determining factor for the success or the failure of a painting job. No matter how the type of paint was properly selected if poor surface preparation was carried out, the paint will still fail. Although home painting also needs surface preparation prior to coating, much more is required for an industrial environment where working conditions are less likely to be controlled. Sand blasting might be used in an industrial space where sand paper may be enough in home painting. Again, substrate preparation procedures may vary from one substrate to another.
Because oftentimes technical know-how is important in doing an industrial painting, performing the job as do-it-yourself (DIY) would be risky. Fortunately, there are many companies who are offering their services and expertise to handle the task. However, care must still be taken in finding the right company to do the job.