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Industry Standards for Surface Preparation

Fig. 1: A number of organizations provide written standards and guidelines for surface preparation Coatings are applied to commercial buildings to protect a variety of materials from corrosion and deterioration, and to maintain the brand and aesthetics of the structure. Three key factors must be addressed during design and construction in order achieve long-term coating …

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Moisture Intrusion

Moisture Intrusion: The Achilles Heel of Single-Wythe CMU

This is a continuation of the article published in the January/February 2013 issue of Durability + Design, “Repair The Building Before You Repair The Paint.” In that article, a number of building repairs associated with single-wythe concrete masonry units (CMU) were discussed – repairs that should be undertaken before additional coating is applied, including problems with …

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Measuring Dry Film Coating Thickness According to SSPC-PA 2

THIS ARTICLE HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH THE REVISED STANDARDS FOR 2015: [button url=”https://ktauniversity.com/measuring-coating-thickness-sspc-pa-2/” size=”large” style=”blue”] Click Here to Read the Updated Article [/button] Coating thickness shall be measured in accordance with SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings Paint Application Standard No. 2 (SSPC-PA 2) is a simple enough statement, yet this common specification requirement is …

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SPF coatings

Formula for Success: With SPF Applications, Quality Assurance is King

  KTA-Tator Inc. Spray polyurethane Foam (SPF) has played a key role in restoration programs for the dome and exterior of New Orleans’ Superdome. Business Wire A combination of economic drivers and technical advances has driven the development of an expanded array of solutions for roofing systems and energy-efficiency improvements in commercial buildings. Depending on …

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