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Different Types Of Gold Coast Industrial Coatings

    There are many types of industrial coatings, and the one you choose will depend upon the materials your premises is composed of, and also on and purpose of your project. To get this done right, you need the help of industrial coatings specialists on the Gold Coast.

    Here we will discuss with you, the most commonly used types of industrial coatings. We hope that by the end of this article, we would have helped you understand how you should select the best industrial coating for your project.

    1. Polyurethane coatings

    Polyurethane is the most commonly used coating because of its protective properties. It is also cheap to produce, plus it is easy to apply. Polyurethane has anti-abrasion properties, ad they are commonly used as primers and even finishing coats in metal, wood, and even concrete.

    Because polyurethane is a flexible type of material, manufacturers have come up with different variants—they are durable and can withstand wear and tear, and this is why they are often used as final coatings for furniture.

    Polyurethane can also come in low gloss, high-gloss, and matte finish. Some types have high resistance to ultra-violet light, and they are ideal coatings for outdoor use. One kind of polyurethane called aromatic polyurethane can also resist degradation from the effects of water. Some can even last long underwater.

    2. Epoxy coatings

    Epoxy coatings are tough, durable, and scratch-resistant. They are so durable that now, many people use epoxy resin for their tabletops and counter tops.

    An epoxy coating is typically comprised of a hardener and the epoxy polymer. Like the epoxy glue you see, they have to be combined to make the chemical bond. Different manufacturers use different mix ratios, and one has to follow this exact specification to make it work.

    Epoxy coating is great for floors, especially in labs and factories. They are durable and can withstand high levels of pressure. However, all epoxies are not recommended for outdoor use. They all yellow over a long period of time because epoxy reacts to ultra-violet light.

    Epoxies are a great industrial coating for things that you really need to be sturdy. When dry, they are like inert plastic, but they are a thousand times more durable than your typical plastic coating. Epoxies are mostly made colourless, but you can use epoxy-specific dyes to colour them.

    3. Alkyd and acrylic

    Alkyd coatings are generally used for industrial purposes. They are applied to substrates, and they can resist different harsh conditions of the environment. If you want, you can even ask a manufacturer to make a custom formula for you. Alkyd coatings can be used for both interior and exterior purposes underwater, and even underground.

    On the other hand, acrylic coatings are quick-drying, and can give you a high-gloss finish. They are often sold as paint, and are commonly used either as a primer or a final coat. Acrylic is great for painting substrates where you want to fight against corrosion.

    There are other popular coatings out there like zinc-based ones. These coatings use zinc dust, and they are mainly used to prevent rust and corrosion. Essentially, zinc dust is used as a preventative pigment. Some coatings like polyurethane and epoxy are already made with zinc.  

    How to choose an industrial coatings contactor

    It can be difficult to identify what kind of coating you need for your structure. That is why we recommend that you consult with industrial coatings specialists on the Gold Coast, who will be able to provide you with expert custom advice, rather than trying to make the decision for your self.

    But who should you hire, and what kind of qualifications should you look for?

    1. License

    The first thing you have to look for is an operating license. A license is granted by the government, and only if the individual or the company has met the government’s conditions.

    A license is an indication that you are working with a legitimate contractor. It means that the contractor understands the standards expected from the Building Code of Australia and that they are bound by law to comply with this code, or their license will be revoked. Licensed contractors are also likely to be bonded and insured.

    2. Experience

    Do not work with a contractor who has not been in the industry for several years. If you do, there is a chance that your project may turn out to be an experiment. Australian Construction has been around for 20 years. Apart from the industrial coatings, we have expertise in all facets of the construction industry. Even if you only need industrial coating services, we use our skills to complement this service—examples are our specialisation in substrate preparation, plastering, and many more.

    3. Reputation

    The last thing you should look for is a positive reputation. Ask your friends, colleagues, and family for their recommendation. Hire a contractor who is known in the community to deliver as committed.

    We suggest that you do your contractor shopping, and take your time to decide. Speak with some contractors who specialise in industrial coatings, and assess whether they meet the conditions we have outlined above. Get a project quote from each of them, and then make a final decision based on who can give you the most value for your money.  

    Summary: Gold Coast industrial coatings

    Give us a call at Australian Construction, and we will be happy to work with you. One of our industrial coatings specialists on the Gold Coast will schedule a meeting with you, to understand your needs and preferences, and come up with a custom plan for you.

    If the industrial coating you need is for a construction project, we will have to do an ocular inspection. From there, we will assess the best type of coating to use, and how much the project is going to cost. We will provide a quote that includes the project specifications and the price, and then we can go on and negotiate from there.

    We have been in this business for over 20 years. Australian Construction is a name that you can trust! We guarantee you that you will get nothing but the best output from our experts! Why not contact us today!