Paint and epoxy floor coating manufacturers are continually improving and inventing new products for warehouse, factories, and industrial buildings. Specialty products designed for metal surfaces, public areas, spaces affected by extreme moisture, heat, or cold, and eco-conscious businesses are now available. Consult your painting contractor about the availability of these products and if they are right for your business.
Let’s take a look at some of the specialty paints, stains, and floor treatments now available for industrial businesses.
• Paints for Hot Metal Surfaces – Different paints break down or discolor at different temperatures. This is especially important to take into consideration when painting steam pipes, boilers, metal chimneys, and other metal Rust Prevention surfaces that are regularly exposed to extreme heat. Consider using a strong adhesive zinc phosphate primer under a high temperature paint.
• Anti-graffiti paints -Vandalism is unfortunately a concern that all business owners must consider. Anti-graffiti paints are now available. Consider using them in high traffic and public areas.
• Consider anti-mold and mildew paints for areas that are exposed to high levels of moisture. If mold and water damage have already occurred make sure to completely clean and disinfect the surface before a new layer of paint is applied.
• Epoxy and Polyurea Floor Coatings – Innovations in concrete floor treatments have resulted in major improvements that many commercial and industrial building owners are now taking advantage of in their warehouses, factories, and storage facilities. Polyaspartic and Polyurea treatments are high performance floor coatings that last longer than the old epoxy coatings and provide many other advantages. A polyurea floor has low or zero bacteria growth, has a rapid cure rate, is a green choice with zero VOCs and creates a non-skid surface that meets OSHA standards.
New products are available every year to meet the ever evolving demands from modern industry. Ask your paint contractor about new paint and floor choices for your industry.