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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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Boston University: Why We Used Paint Shield®

in Paint Innovations

New Paint Shield® Microbicidal Paint was the perfect solution for a repaint of the FitRec Center at Boston University. The center, including two pools, two gyms, locker facilities and a rock-climbing wall, has been a popular addition to campus since opening in 2005. “The ability to kill specific bacteria is why we chose it,” says…

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What You Need to Know About Coating Galvanized Steel

in Application Techniques

Galvanized steel is a type of steel that has been galvanized by the application of a zinc coating to protect it from corroding or rusting. “That means you’re not painting steel, you’re painting zinc,” says Gary Vorick, Global Training Manager, Sherwin-Williams. Here’s what you need to know to prevent paint failure on this problematic substrate.

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Philadelphia Rec Center: Why We Used Paint Shield®

in Paint Innovations
the newly repainted common area of the Philadelphia Athletic Rec Center

The specification of Paint Shield® Microbicidal Paint played an important role at the recently completed Philadelphia Athletic Recreation Center renovation project, says Sandra Ho of AEC Cares, the nonprofit that coordinated the volunteer urban renewal project with the City of Philadelphia and the Community Design Collaborative. “These are high-traffic areas,” she says. “So to be…

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