Preventative Coatings


The Composition of a Paint Coating The Composition of a Paint Coating The Composition of a Paint Coating The Composition of a Paint Coating


A coating is a substance spread over a surface to provide protection or to serve decorative purposes. Here's an overview of paint coatings,...

How to Prevent Premature Coating Failures by Removing Soluble Salt Contaminants during Surface Preparation How to Prevent Premature Coating Failures by Removing Soluble Salt Contaminants during Surface Preparation How to Prevent Premature Coating Failures by Removing Soluble Salt Contaminants during Surface Preparation How to Prevent Premature Coating Failures by Removing Soluble Salt Contaminants during Surface Preparation


Here we offer a proven way to remove what is known and documented to be a leading cause of premature coating failures — soluble salt...

CUI Myth: Shop Coatings are Better Quality than Field Coatings CUI Myth: Shop Coatings are Better Quality than Field Coatings CUI Myth: Shop Coatings are Better Quality than Field Coatings CUI Myth: Shop Coatings are Better Quality than Field Coatings


If you have a controlled environment, you’re much more capable of controlling (and thus optimizing) the quality with which a coating is...

10 Best Ways to Prevent Gusset Plate Corrosion 10 Best Ways to Prevent Gusset Plate Corrosion 10 Best Ways to Prevent Gusset Plate Corrosion 10 Best Ways to Prevent Gusset Plate Corrosion


Gusset plate corrosion can cause a reduction in load carrying capability and ultimately lead to a collapse of the structure. Steps should...

Your Comprehensive Guide to Waterproofing with Bituminous Paint Your Comprehensive Guide to Waterproofing with Bituminous Paint Your Comprehensive Guide to Waterproofing with Bituminous Paint Your Comprehensive Guide to Waterproofing with Bituminous Paint


Bituminous coatings are effective at waterproofing and protecting various substrates, particularly metal, from the adverse effects of...

Increasing Coating Performance through Application Process Control Increasing Coating Performance through Application Process Control Increasing Coating Performance through Application Process Control Increasing Coating Performance through Application Process Control


This article reviews the problems and best-practice solutions to achieving good marine coating specifications, while ensuring the...

Tips for Running Coating Projects in Winter Tips for Running Coating Projects in Winter Tips for Running Coating Projects in Winter Tips for Running Coating Projects in Winter


Applying industrial coatings in cold weather can present a number of technical and safety challenges for asset owners and coating...

Specifying the Gold Standard for Color and Protection Specifying the Gold Standard for Color and Protection Specifying the Gold Standard for Color and Protection Specifying the Gold Standard for Color and Protection


A world-class corrosion expert discusses the 'gold standard' coating system for proven corrosion protection and color resilience—the key...

Corrosion Risks and Prevention for Geodesic Dome Roofs Corrosion Risks and Prevention for Geodesic Dome Roofs Corrosion Risks and Prevention for Geodesic Dome Roofs Corrosion Risks and Prevention for Geodesic Dome Roofs


Popularized in modern architectural designs, geodesic dome roofs also cover storage tanks in the oil & gas, chemical and water treatment...

9 Things to Keep in Mind when Performing a Marine Coating 9 Things to Keep in Mind when Performing a Marine Coating 9 Things to Keep in Mind when Performing a Marine Coating 9 Things to Keep in Mind when Performing a Marine Coating


Essential topics to keep in mind when performing surface preparation and applying a marine coating. Although targeted at vessels, also...

Defining Client Objectives for Coatings Specification Defining Client Objectives for Coatings Specification Defining Client Objectives for Coatings Specification Defining Client Objectives for Coatings Specification


A protective coatings and engineering expert discusses the importance of defining client objectives in a design basis document early in the...

How Insulating Coatings Are Winning Against Corrosion Under Insulation How Insulating Coatings Are Winning Against Corrosion Under Insulation How Insulating Coatings Are Winning Against Corrosion Under Insulation How Insulating Coatings Are Winning Against Corrosion Under Insulation


Conventional thermal insulation materials can promote corrosion under insulation (CUI). Insulating coatings are quickly gaining popularity...

Hot-dip vs Cold Galvanizing: What’s the Difference? Hot-dip vs Cold Galvanizing: What’s the Difference? Hot-dip vs Cold Galvanizing: What’s the Difference? Hot-dip vs Cold Galvanizing: What’s the Difference?


There are two main methods for galvanizing steel: hot-dip galvanizing and cold galvanizing. This article looks at these two galvanizing...

Applying Protective Coatings to Ships in Cold Winter Conditions Applying Protective Coatings to Ships in Cold Winter Conditions Applying Protective Coatings to Ships in Cold Winter Conditions Applying Protective Coatings to Ships in Cold Winter Conditions


Applying protective coatings to ships in cold winter conditions is problematic. Painting in low temperatures has created many modifications...

The Advantages of Pure Polyurea Coatings for Protecting Water Treatment Plant Infrastructure The Advantages of Pure Polyurea Coatings for Protecting Water Treatment Plant Infrastructure The Advantages of Pure Polyurea Coatings for Protecting Water Treatment Plant Infrastructure The Advantages of Pure Polyurea Coatings for Protecting Water Treatment Plant Infrastructure


Pure polyurea offers several advantages as a protective coating for water treatment plants, pipelines, storage tanks, process vessels and...

8 Things to Know About Polyurea Coatings 8 Things to Know About Polyurea Coatings 8 Things to Know About Polyurea Coatings 8 Things to Know About Polyurea Coatings


Polyurea coatings are preferred where other coatings fail to protect the substrate. They have the unique advantage of moisture resistance,...

A Look at Self-Healing Metal Oxides as a Corrosion Prevention Method A Look at Self-Healing Metal Oxides as a Corrosion Prevention Method A Look at Self-Healing Metal Oxides as a Corrosion Prevention Method A Look at Self-Healing Metal Oxides as a Corrosion Prevention Method


Self-healing oxides are efficient at protecting metal surfaces due to their ability to flow and elongate as the coated metal deforms, thus...

Working to Overcome Poor Quality Coating Practices in International Shipbuilding Working to Overcome Poor Quality Coating Practices in International Shipbuilding Working to Overcome Poor Quality Coating Practices in International Shipbuilding Working to Overcome Poor Quality Coating Practices in International Shipbuilding


This article delves into marine coating quality control problems in the wake of the 2008 shipbuilding boom, which have resulted in...

The Use of Vinyl Coatings for Tools and Small Metal Parts The Use of Vinyl Coatings for Tools and Small Metal Parts The Use of Vinyl Coatings for Tools and Small Metal Parts The Use of Vinyl Coatings for Tools and Small Metal Parts


Versatile vinyl coatings are cost-effective and versatile for tools and metal part applications, especially those that require heat or...