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Commercial buildings need special attention when it comes to maintenance and upkeep. Whether a building is used for manufacturing, warehousing, storage, distribution, or other commercial operations, there are industrial coatings for virtually every type of surface. Industrial coatings are essentially a type of paint that is applied on surfaces like steel or concrete. 

The types of applications for industrial coatings are numerous; their primary function is to protect the surface beneath them. These coatings are most commonly used to protect steel and concrete from corrosion, but they have other important uses as well. There are industrial coatings designed to protect surfaces against corrosion, fire, water, and damaging chemicals. 

Understanding Industrial Coatings and Applications

Industrial coatings are specifically engineered for their protective and functional properties. Different coatings are used for different purposes, depending on what kind of protection is needed. To get the results you need, it’s important to understand the different types of coatings and their applications. Here are three of the most common types of coatings used in commercial settings.

1. Epoxy Coatings

Epoxy coatings typically consist of an epoxy base and a curing agent. Epoxy coatings are used in interior or submerged industrial applications. These coatings are resistant to chemicals and abrasion and can withstand high temperatures that other coatings cannot. 

Many facilities choose an epoxy coating for concrete flooring because of the numerous advantages it provides, including:

2. Polyurethane Coatings

Polyurethane coatings can be used in a wide variety of environments and are often used as a final protective topcoat. Floors in shopping centers, office buildings, bowling alleys, aircraft hangers, and body shops often have a polyurethane coating. 

Polyurethane resists abrasion and can improve the durability of a surface, keeping it from scratching. Polyurethane coatings retain their color and add a glossy finish. Since polyurethane prevents corrosion and makes materials more durable, floors, steel supports, and concrete supports are often sprayed with a polyurethane coating during construction.   

3. Elastomeric Coatings

Elastomeric coatings are an above-grade exterior wall or roof coating that is approximately 10 times thicker than paint. It forms an incredibly thick yet flexible coating that helps waterproof the exterior of a structure. 

Elastomeric coatings are UV resistant and can help improve the energy efficiency of any building. Elastomeric coatings can be tinted in a number of colors and retain their color so they provide a long-lasting exterior finish for commercial properties. 

Benefits of Industrial Coatings

The right type of industrial coating provides numerous benefits including:

Let the Experts Ensure Your Facility Is Protected

When it’s time to improve the appearance and safety of your commercial property, call Adam Roe Painting at (208) 306-4240 to discuss your needs. Whether you need fireproofing, waterproofing, rust reform, or other industrial coating services, our highly skilled employees have the experience to handle the job safely and efficiently. 

In business since 1985, we specialize in decorative concrete coatings, deck waterproofing, and epoxy flooring. These coatings are ideal for residential, industrial, and commercial applications. We offer custom color matching, a residential exterior warranty of 5 years, and a one-year warranty on commercial and industrial projects. We look forward to working with you.