Steel Manufacturing Blog: Keeping it Steel

Steel Primer, Paint and Coatings - Quick Checklist

Posted on Fri, Jul 05, 2019 @ 07:14 PM

Paint and Coatings are a universe of options and complexities. Fortunately for the steel fabricator the scope is limited by the requirements. Priming forms the basis of the coating system and often that is the only coat the steel will receive. Most of our customers prime steel in red or gray. Some of the miscellaneous and ornamental fabricators choose black. A few, for marketing purposes, choose their own color, such as green or blue to stand out on a job-site so anyone seeing the steel knows it was their work. Regardless of the color the basic primer has one function. Prohibit rust until the structure is enclosed.

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Tags: Industrial Maintenance, Steel Coatings, Steel Primer

What steel fabricators need to know about new VOC Regulations

Posted on Wed, Jul 28, 2010 @ 12:14 PM

The world is becoming greener every day. This is a good thing but what does it mean to you when you have tons of steel to paint and have a tight schedule? You need to paint the steel and have it dry fast.

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Tags: Industrial Maintenance