The absence of steel/corrosion protection for your manufacturing plant can mean that the appearance and strength of your steel structures may start deteriorating after only a few years. Fortunately, there are a variety of durable, cost-effective protective coatings that enhance your steelwork structures for increased longevity and improved performance.
When determining how vital corrosion protection is for the steel structures in your manufacturing plant, it is important to consider the corrosivity of the environment. Steelwork that is exposed to an aggressive and/or abrasive environment will need a high-performance corrosion protection treatment and will likely require decent maintenance in order to perform optimally for an extended period of time.
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Ensuring Optimum Steel Corrosion Protection
The best steel corrosion protection treatments will combine thorough surface preparation with the right coating materials and surface treatment technology. This requires significant industry knowhow as there are a variety of treatment options.
Proper surface preparation is absolutely critical before any protective coating is applied to a steel substrate. Surface preparation is a leading factor in the overall performance of the entire protection system. A coating’s performance will depend largely on its ability to adhere to the substrate, which is why the surface condition of your steel must be up to snuff in order to act as a proper base for quality coatings. While there are a variety of surface preparation methods, abrasive blast cleaning is a popular choice for serious cleaning of rusty steel surfaces in rough condition.
The next step toward ensuring optimum steel corrosion protection is choosing the proper coating for the task at hand. Metallic coatings are popular corrosion protection agents, but their performance will vary based on the type of coating, its thickness, and its application method. Paint coatings that enhance steel corrosion protection have advanced over time to boast improved performance and durability while complying with evolving environmental and industrial standards. Advanced paint protective coating systems often involve sequential coatings of primer, build layers, and finish coats applied over metallic coatings. Each layer of the system has a particular function and a complex corrosion protection system requires skillful application and proper equipment.
ELCO Painting Offers the Steel/Corrosion Protection Your Manufacturing Plant Deserves
The professionals at ELCO Painting have the tools and qualifications needed to deliver the right materials and services for your steel corrosion protection system. Our dedicated team of pro painting contractors can take advantage of the innovative products and advanced tools available to us in order to deliver flawless results that consistently exceed our client’s expectations. The always courteous, always professional painters at ELCO Painting offer nothing but the best when it comes to steel/corrosion protection and painting services for your manufacturing plant. We are always punctual, polite, and friendly. We respect your space and keep our work area tidy throughout the duration of our projects. Our commercial painting contractors have been satisfying customers across Rhode Island and Southern New England for over three decades. Let us show you how! Contact our local painters today by filling out our online form, requesting an industrial painting services estimate, or giving us a call at 401-295-2201.