The title of this blog post is a bit misleading. It should be, "What Surfaces CAN'T You Coat With an Industrial Coating?"
Because it's true. Thanks to the near indestructibility of polyurea coatings, it can coat just about anything under the sun. We even had one client coat his guitar with polyurea! It's flexible, water and chemical resistant, and can take a punch with the best of them.
Let's take a look at the different surfaces you can coat with an industrial coating from Marvel Coatings.
Any metal is ideal for building projects. It's strong and it can last for a very long time. But even with time, steel can suffer major damage. For one, it's not entirely waterproof. This means with constant exposure to the weather can lead to rust and corrosion, damaging the structure of your building.
This is why polyurea coatings are a great covering for steel. We discussed previously that polyurea can help protect against corrosion. It creates a shell-like outer coating that forms a strong resistance. Not only does it act to safeguard water infiltration, but it also provides a barrier from chemical penetration. Additionally, one other benefit of industrial coatings is the way they add strength to surface areas.
We've discussed concrete in a previous blog post. As concrete ages over time, it can easily crack and crumble. This can damage the structure of your building or your flooring. In addition, concrete is not waterproof and can be incredibly porous. You will see some major damage as time progresses, especially if you fail to protect the material.
That's where an industrial coating can come in handy. Polyurea adds a protective shell and even more durability. It is also weatherproof. Polyurea is versatile and works to keep out air and moisture. It’s the ideal solution to waterproofing concrete to avoid the risk of cracks to the surface.
Wood is used in many building projects. Like steel, it can be strong. But we all know what happens to wood over time, especially if its constantly exposed to the elements. It rots and then it disintegrates. The sun can bleach the wood, making it look faded. And that's not even considering a pest invasion!
One saving grace of our industrial coatings is its flexibility. It can easily expand and contract with the changes in the temperature. This is important for wood, which can change depending on how cold or hot it is outside. By being flexible, this allows the wood to breathe without damaging the structural integrity.
Bet you didn't think that foam can benefit from polyurea coatings. And it can! Just like the other surfaces mentioned already, an industrial coating can protect the integrity and stability of foam products. A typical application includes museum displays, retail signs, billboards, building signage...the list goes on!
Need an Industrial Coating? Contact Marvel Now!
No matter what material you are using, it can definitely benefit from the extra protection provided by industrial coatings. Contact Marvel Coatings to find out how to protect your structure or product now!