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What You Need to Know About Coating Concrete

in Concrete Solutions

Concrete/cement is the No. 1 building material in the world – and one the most problematic surfaces you’re likely to encounter in typical commercial work, says Gary Vorick, Global Training Manager, Sherwin-Williams. Here’s what you need to know to prevent paint failure on concrete and masonry substrates. Moisture, movement and a variable surface Unlike steel,…

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2 Problem Substrates (And How to Overcome Them)

in Application Techniques
photo of a failing masonry coating

Quick: Name the toughest substrate challenges in commercial painting jobs. If you said concrete and galvanized steel, you’re on the right track. “Concrete/cement is the No. 1 building material in the world, but more and more galvanized steel is being used,” says Gary Vorick, Global Training Manager, Sherwin-Williams. “These are two of the most problematic…

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New: Get Loxon® All-Weather Concrete Protection in a Semi-Transparent Stain

in Concrete Solutions

Enhance the natural variation in concrete by adding semi-transparent color with Loxon® Vertical Concrete Stain, coming to your Sherwin-Williams store in summer 2017. The new Semi-Transparent Stain addition to the Loxon family is ideal for large commercial concrete structures or horizontal surfaces. It’s perfect for fences, traffic barriers and any exterior masonry where maintaining the…

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