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Mar 20

Industrial Painting Contractors

A Guide To Industrial Painting

Most people are comfortable painting a wall in their home, but industrial painting is an entirely different beast and requires an industrial painting contractor. Industrial paints and coatings are waterproof, and resistant to chemicals, solvents, and corrosion, while offering a more durable finish than house paints. Most industrial paints will adhere easily to metal surfaces with relative ease. Depending on the demands of your industrial painting project, industrial paint can be applied by brush, roller, dipping, coating, and spraying.

Before Applying Industrial Paint

Before you begin applying your paint, there is some essential preparation to be done for a quality application.

  1. Remove any dirt, debris, grease, or corrosion from the surface you’ll be working with. Sometimes a power washer will do the trick, but other times special detergents and solvents may be required, depending on the surface.
  2. Determine which painting equipment you’ll need for the project. You may be able to get away with brushes or rollers for smaller surfaces, but a sprayer and other more advanced tools are likely a better idea for larger industrial painting projects.
  3. Know what the weather will be like on all days during your painting project. Ideally, you can pick a set of dates with low humidity, temperatures, and wind. Low humidity and temperatures between 60 and 90 degrees are ideal because they can affect how quickly paints dry, and may result in paint that doesn’t stick to surfaces quite like it should.
  4. Extinguish any open flames like pilot lights before you start painting.
  5. Get all the tools you’ll need, including applicators, edging tools, gloves, respirator, and anything else you may need to get the job done.

How to Apply Industrial Paint

  1. Get all your supplies ready, and put on your gloves and respirator mask (make sure you have the right filter cartridges in place).
  2. Begin applying your paint with the appropriate tools, much like you would any other painting project, but keep in mind that the edges of industrial paint will dry quickly, so it’s best if you feather out the paints when possible to avoid the appearance of overlaps in your paint.
  3. When taking breaks from painting, conceal your brush or roller in aluminum foil and spraying guns in water to prevent the paint from drying on your tools, as industrial paints are much harder to remove than your average house paint.
  4. When you’re done applying your industrial paints, clean them with tap water right away to avoid permanent damage to your tools. When using paint spraying guns, follow up your initial water rinse with mineral water to avoid clogging of tools.

In many cases, at least with small to medium-sized projects, the actual process of industrial painting isn’t much different than painting at home. However, it’s the special techniques and nuances that industrial painting contractors train for and can only pick up through experience that will result in an exceptionally industrial painting project.

If you’re looking for an industrial painting contractor give us a call at (888) 272-5308 we’ll be glad to answer any questions you might have.

Feb 12
gunrunnerhell:

Inferno
The city of Kiev caught in ongoing protests as rioters and police battle for control. Fear of a possible civil war has many European nations eying the events in Ukraine as Pro-Western versus Pro-Russian groups seek to steer the country to one side of influence. (Reuters / Valentyn Ogirenko)

gunrunnerhell:

Inferno

The city of Kiev caught in ongoing protests as rioters and police battle for control. Fear of a possible civil war has many European nations eying the events in Ukraine as Pro-Western versus Pro-Russian groups seek to steer the country to one side of influence. (Reuters / Valentyn Ogirenko)

Feb 12

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Remembering Veterans on Instagram

For more photos and videos from ceremonies around the world, visit the #veteransday and #remembranceday hashtags.

In many countries, November 11 is set aside as a day for remembering and honoring those who have dedicated their lives to military service for their country. The date stems from the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918—the end of World War I.

In the United States, November 11th marks Veterans Day, a federal holiday. Declared as an observance by President Woodrow Wilson at the end of in 1919, it was officially expanded in 1954 to honor all servicemembers. Ceremonies take place across the country, and President Obama led the ceremony at Arlington National Ceremony honoring all veterans, including the oldest known surviving veteran of WWII.

In the UK and other Commonwealth countries, the day is known as Remembrance Day. Every year, thousands of Britons wear red lapel poppies as a symbol of remembrance of the fallen, and to raise money for the families of servicemen. The poppies, immortalized in John McCrae’s poem, “In Flanders Fields,” stand as a symbol for the poppy fields that grew out of the Belgian battlefields where many soldiers fell. Wreathes of poppies are also lain at the foot of The Cenotaph war memorial in Whitehall, London, as well as at ceremonies throughout other countries. A two-minute silence is observed on both Remembrance Sunday and November 11th at 11am.

Feb 12

gunrunnerhell:

Peaceful

Not all of the protesters in the Ukraine riots are violent, unfortunately the violence and deaths have become more prevalent.

An unnamed pianist has been playing the works of Chopin in front of riot police in Ukraine. (Photo: Anastasia Bereza)

Ukrainian protesters offer sandwiches to riot policemen standing guard in Independence Square in Kiev on December 9, 2013. (SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

A Ukrainian riot police officer holds a bunch of white flowers given by a protester while blocking the road next to Pro-European Union activists gathered on the Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

Feb 12