Surface Preparation


Using Modern Coatings to Restore Historical New York Landmarks Using Modern Coatings to Restore Historical New York Landmarks Using Modern Coatings to Restore Historical New York Landmarks Using Modern Coatings to Restore Historical New York Landmarks


Historical landmarks are culturally significant with backgrounds that prompt a sense of nostalgia to those who visit them

Effective Home Remedies for Treating Surface Corrosion Effective Home Remedies for Treating Surface Corrosion Effective Home Remedies for Treating Surface Corrosion Effective Home Remedies for Treating Surface Corrosion


Learn some of the numerous DIY home and workshop remedies you can apply to improve matters before having to accept defeat in the name of a...

5 Things to Consider When Selecting Wet or Vapor Abrasive Blasting Equipment 5 Things to Consider When Selecting Wet or Vapor Abrasive Blasting Equipment 5 Things to Consider When Selecting Wet or Vapor Abrasive Blasting Equipment 5 Things to Consider When Selecting Wet or Vapor Abrasive Blasting Equipment


With many designs on the market it’s hard to know what to look for. Here we examine five things to consider when selecting wet or vapor...

Top 5 Considerations when Coating High-Heat Surfaces Top 5 Considerations when Coating High-Heat Surfaces Top 5 Considerations when Coating High-Heat Surfaces Top 5 Considerations when Coating High-Heat Surfaces


Learn the five major considerations you should make before coating a high-temperature surface

Understanding the Industry Shift To Wet Abrasive Blasting Understanding the Industry Shift To Wet Abrasive Blasting Understanding the Industry Shift To Wet Abrasive Blasting Understanding the Industry Shift To Wet Abrasive Blasting


Changes are forcing the abrasive blasting industry to explore new methods to reduce worker’s exposure to abrasive dust. A promising trend...

The Ugliest Coating System You’ve Never Seen The Ugliest Coating System You’ve Never Seen The Ugliest Coating System You’ve Never Seen The Ugliest Coating System You’ve Never Seen


The coating, for all intents and purposes, was perfect. But if this work were to be done today, with a third-party inspector onsite, it...

Replica Tape: A Source of New Surface Profile Information Replica Tape: A Source of New Surface Profile Information Replica Tape: A Source of New Surface Profile Information Replica Tape: A Source of New Surface Profile Information


After blast cleaning, a surface consists of random irregularities with peaks and valleys. If the roughness is insufficient, paint will not...

Using Metallization (Thermal Spraying) as Corrosion Prevention Using Metallization (Thermal Spraying) as Corrosion Prevention Using Metallization (Thermal Spraying) as Corrosion Prevention Using Metallization (Thermal Spraying) as Corrosion Prevention


Due to its durability and corrosion protection, metallization (thermal spraying) is an excellent protection method for structures with a...

Concrete Flooring Moisture Issues Concrete Flooring Moisture Issues Concrete Flooring Moisture Issues Concrete Flooring Moisture Issues


Addressing concrete floor moisture begins with proper design, curing and surface preparation. Testing for moisture content and identifying...

Soluble Salts and Coating Performance Soluble Salts and Coating Performance Soluble Salts and Coating Performance Soluble Salts and Coating Performance


Due to the potential for soluble salts to reduce coating performance, testing the substrate for the presence of these salts should be...

An Overview of Welded Joint Corrosion: Causes and Prevention Practices An Overview of Welded Joint Corrosion: Causes and Prevention Practices An Overview of Welded Joint Corrosion: Causes and Prevention Practices An Overview of Welded Joint Corrosion: Causes and Prevention Practices


Corrosion in welded joints is caused by a combination of manufacturing and metallurgical factors, including deficient weldment design, poor...

Case Study: Large-scale Installation of Encapsulating Technology for Flange Protection Case Study: Large-scale Installation of Encapsulating Technology for Flange Protection Case Study: Large-scale Installation of Encapsulating Technology for Flange Protection Case Study: Large-scale Installation of Encapsulating Technology for Flange Protection


A case study highlights the use of a peelable, resealable membrane technology to protect more than 500 flanges from severe weathering and...

Common Misconceptions That Contribute to Premature Coating Failures Common Misconceptions That Contribute to Premature Coating Failures Common Misconceptions That Contribute to Premature Coating Failures Common Misconceptions That Contribute to Premature Coating Failures


After taking a closer look at the necessity for communication within the industry concerning equipment design and its impact on application...

How Better Industry Teamwork Can Reduce Premature Coating Failures How Better Industry Teamwork Can Reduce Premature Coating Failures How Better Industry Teamwork Can Reduce Premature Coating Failures How Better Industry Teamwork Can Reduce Premature Coating Failures


Pitfalls often plague the success of coatings application projects, resulting in costly premature failures across numerous industries. We...

Flexible Coatings for Protection of Marine Structures Flexible Coatings for Protection of Marine Structures Flexible Coatings for Protection of Marine Structures Flexible Coatings for Protection of Marine Structures


Protecting offshore structures from corrosion and abrasion damage is an ongoing and costly challenge for operators. A polyurea coatings...

Questioning Current Methods in Defining Proper Coating Surface Profile (Part 2) Questioning Current Methods in Defining Proper Coating Surface Profile (Part 2) Questioning Current Methods in Defining Proper Coating Surface Profile (Part 2) Questioning Current Methods in Defining Proper Coating Surface Profile (Part 2)


Increasing surface roughness depth does not always ensure good coating adhesion. Here, we consider how adhesion ultimately depends on not...

Questioning Current Methods in Defining Proper Coating Surface Profile (Part 1) Questioning Current Methods in Defining Proper Coating Surface Profile (Part 1) Questioning Current Methods in Defining Proper Coating Surface Profile (Part 1) Questioning Current Methods in Defining Proper Coating Surface Profile (Part 1)


In light of basic adhesion science, today’s surface profile measurement methods, standards and specifications have unique limitations in...

Best Practices for Cost-Effective Surface Salt Removal Best Practices for Cost-Effective Surface Salt Removal Best Practices for Cost-Effective Surface Salt Removal Best Practices for Cost-Effective Surface Salt Removal


This is the third article in the Understanding the Impact of Soluble Salts in Corrosion series. Here we offer a proven way to remove what...

Coating Holidays & Pinholes: Chinks in the Armor Coating Holidays & Pinholes: Chinks in the Armor Coating Holidays & Pinholes: Chinks in the Armor Coating Holidays & Pinholes: Chinks in the Armor


Defects in a coating film can ultimately leave the metal substrate vulnerable to corrosion, thus negating the purpose of the protective...