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Architectural Metalwork Coatings

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  • 07-07-2016
Architectural Metalwork Coatings

Metalwork coatings have many benefits to offer. Let’s take a look at what they are and how they can benefit your building structure. 

When you take a look at architectural coatings, they can either be decorative or defensive. They are usually created over a decorative layer and can be added to almost anything. These coatings are often designed to protect surfaces from damage like corrosion. 

A coating can be any colour or thickness. It’s often a chemical reaction and can last for years at a time. There are coatings available for many metalwork. This includes pigments, solvents, additives and binders. Pigments consist of tiny particles that are used to hide the surface underneath it. 

Solvents are liquids that will dissolve to help the flow of paint. Coatings are usually rated according to the amount of solvents it has. Low percentages consist of less than 30% solids, while high percentages are up to 100% solids. This is important to understand when it comes to applying paint.

Additives can make the application of paint easier. They can also enhance the different properties of the paint itself. Binders will bind everything together before the spray is applied to the metalwork. Its role is to provide a protective layer over the surface. Protection is important if you want to protect your structures as much as possible. 

RBC Specialist Contractors specialises in professional on-site spraying services in the South East. Contact us for a free assessment and quotation for your home or office signage.