Manufacturers of paint and epoxy floor coverings are constantly improving and inventing new products for factory, factories and industrial buildings. Specialty products are now available for metal surfaces, public areas, spaces affected by extreme moisture , heat or cold, and environmentally conscious companies. If you’re looking for more tips, Flooring has it for you. Consult the availability of these items with your painting contractor and if they are right for your business.
Let’s take a look at some of the specialty paints, stains, and floor treatments that are now available to industry.
- Hot Metal surface paints-Different paints at varying temperatures break down or discolour. This is especially important when painting steam pipes, boilers, metal chimneys and other metal surfaces which are frequently exposed to intense heat. Try using a solid zinc phosphate adhesive primer under a high-temperature coat.
- Anti-graffiti paints -Vandalism is sadly a problem that should be taken into account by all business owners. Available anti-graffiti paints now. Consider using them in public areas and in heavy traffic.
- Consider the anti-mold and mildew paints for areas exposed to high moisture levels. If exposure to mold and water has already occurred make sure the surface is thoroughly washed and disinfected before adding a new coat of paint.
- Epoxy and Polyurea Floor Coatings-Innovations in concrete floor treatment have resulted in significant improvements that many commercial and industrial building owners are now taking advantage of in their warehouses, factories and storage facilities. Treatments with polyaspartic and polyurea are high performance floor coatings that last longer than the old epoxy coatings and provide many other benefits. A polyurea floor has low or zero growth of bacteria, has a rapid rate of cure, is a green alternative with zero VOCs, and provides a non-skid surface that meets OSHA.
Each year new products are available to meet the ever-evolving demands of modern industry. Ask your paint contractor about new choices for your industry in paint and flooring.