When it is time to spruce up your commercial property, a fresh coat of paint may be just the answer to return your facility to looking its best. You may also benefit from using specialty protective paints and coatings to help further protect your investment.
The Benefits of Protective Paints and Coatings
When you use protective paints and coatings, you get added protection to keep your commercial property looking great for a longer period. Protective paints and coatings can help with:
1. Keeping colors bright for longer
2. Waterproofing surfaces
3. Rust and corrosion prevention
4. Durability for longer-lasting protection
Specialty protective paints and coatings also have greater flexibility and toughness. This flexibility allows the paint or coating to bend or flex without cracking. Toughness allows the coating to withstand significant pressures or strains without tearing, breaking, or rupturing.
Some protective paints and coatings will also have self-cleaning and anti-microbial properties. For example, Paint Shield® from Sherwin-Williams can not only inhibit the growth of common microbes, but it can kill many bacteria within a few hours and last for years.
One of the biggest benefits of using protective paints and coatings from a commercial painting company is that it prevents water from seeping through and damaging the wood underneath. Besides the potential for structural damage, water can also impact the way your property looks. When moisture accumulates on wood, it can pull the tannins to the surface and create stains that can make even a beautiful paint job look bad.
Commercial painting contractors that use high-quality paints and coatings will help prevent stains to keep your property looking its best for longer.
Several different types of coatings and finishes can help protect your commercial property, including elastomeric coatings, epoxies, and polyurethanes.
Elastomeric Wall Coatings
Another option for improving your commercial property is the use of elastomer wall coatings (EWCs). EWCs are much thicker than conventional paints — as much as 10 times thicker. The higher dry film thickness is suited for harsh environments, such as high heat and intense sun.
Elastomeric paints are extremely durable against water, dirt, and mildew.
Built to protect masonry surfaces and roofs, elastomeric paint is applied as a liquid but hardens into a watertight seal that works on most roofs, too. This type of paint is more flexible so that it can stretch or bend without cracking or chipping.
Epoxy surface coatings protect floors, walkways, and pipes against corrosion and wear. Epoxy coatings seal and cure the surface when it is applied to form an extremely tight bond. Not only is it a cost-effective way to refurbish your flooring, but it provides a sleek look that hides most imperfections.
Epoxy finished surfaces stand up well to heat, chemicals, water, and impact. Heavy items, forklifts, cars and trucks, and machinery will not cause the flooring to chip. Epoxies also hold exceptionally even in the hottest temperatures. The coating bonds to the top of the flooring and helps preserve what is underneath. You get long-lasting protection and an easy-to-maintain surface.
Polyurethane coatings, combined with epoxy primers, create a smooth protective barrier on any surface to which it is applied. It is virtually impenetrable to the sun’s ultra-violet (UV) light and moisture. It also provides protection against chemicals and harmful bacteria to prevent damage to your commercial property.
Polyurethane can be applied to almost any surface material. It can bring out the beauty of wood finishes, and it can make metal surfaces shiny and reflective. Due to the tight resin structure, polyurethanes do not scratch as easily as ordinary paints and coatings.
What Type of Paints and Coatings are Right for my Commercial Building?
As you can see, you have a few choices when you want to protect your commercial property with paints and coatings. Which are right for you? You will want to check with an experienced commercial painting company like Ghaster Painting & Coatings to help you find the right solution.
Ghaster Painting & Coatings has more than 45 years of experience as a commercial painting contractor in the Phoenix area, tackling some of the biggest and tallest commercial and industrial buildings throughout Arizona. Serving more than a thousand satisfied customers, the team at Ghaster Painting & Coatings is the premier commercial painting company in Phoenix.