August 1, 2011

Learn the Key First Steps to Extending Storage Tank Life

by Kevin Morris

Proper surface preparation readies a surface for good coating adhesion and prevents premature coating failure.¬†¬†When preparing steel and concrete surfaces, certain critical issues must be addressed and standards followed to achieve maximum benefit from today‚Äôs high performance, anti-corrosion coatings. Join Bruce Snyder for the Sherwin-Williams webinar Making the First Step Count – Surface Preparation Standard. […]

July 1, 2010

Concrete Surface Preparation- It’s not as hard as you think …

by Bob Murphy

All surfaces receiving an application of thin film, medium film, laminate or mortar systems must be structurally sound, clean and dry.¬† Proper surface preparation is an extremely important factor in the immediate and long-term successful performance of applied coating and lining systems. The contractor responsible for the installation of a coating or lining system shall […]

November 17, 2009

Terms of Confusion

by Bob Murphy

Many times coating projects can be held up due to confusion in defining terms that are used during the process coating of concrete. This is an attempt to clear up some of the potential confusion. Acid etching: application of acid (typically muriatic acid) to clean or alter the concrete surface. Best used when there is […]