Substrate Preparation

Proper preparation of the substrate to be coated is often the most critical step in achieving long term coating performance. This crucial step is often misunderstood, trivialized, out-sourced or omitted completely by others in the industry. Prime Coat has the expertise to prepare your substrate properly to conform with NACE, SSPC and ICRI standards. We use [...]

2019-08-16T13:58:19+00:00June 7th, 2018|Categories: Materials|Tags: , |

Should You Choose Epoxy Floor Coating for Your Industrial Site?

Commercial sites must have industrial prime coatings that will allow your site to withstand the pressure and stress of everyday use. Often, industrial floors must be able to support heavy machinery, chemical compounds and foot traffic that many other commercial floors don’t. In order to meet the needs of industrial wear and tear, many businesses are [...]

2019-06-10T17:39:58+00:00June 5th, 2018|Categories: Floor, Materials|

What You Must Know About Concrete

Before Applying Low Permeable Finishes Applying low permeable floor finishes over concrete can be a treacherous task if one is unaware of the many pit falls that await the inexperienced flooring contractor or do it yourselfer. Each year millions of dollars are lost due to floor finish failures. Failure in low permeability flooring finishes often occurs [...]

2020-09-15T17:55:29+00:00May 16th, 2018|Categories: Floor, Materials|

Getting Ahold of Mold

Mold and mildew have become a huge concern in construction and maintenance of buildings of all types, including correctional facilities. A mold problem can add costs and delays to a construction project and plague facility and maintenance personnel with an unending maintenance cycle. Mold thrives in warm, damp, poorly ventilated environments such as a shower area [...]

2020-09-15T17:24:04+00:00May 15th, 2018|Categories: Floor, Materials|

Seamless Showers Fight Corrosion

Ask any prison maintenance supervisor if he has problems with the showers in his facility and you will get a quick unequivocal, ‘Yes.’ Almost no other maintenance area in the prison is tougher to manage. To perform any type of maintenance on a shower means shutting it down, which often requires moving inmates around and creating [...]

2020-09-15T16:32:52+00:00May 12th, 2018|Categories: Floor, Materials|

Moisture and Your Floor

Concrete is a very strong, durable material and the primary substrate on which flooring materials are applied. What is well-documented but seemingly not well-understood is the problems that moisture can cause on a concrete floor that has been coated with non-breathing flooring materials. Concrete is essentially a hard sponge. Like a sponge, it readily absorbs water [...]

2020-09-15T17:42:04+00:00May 11th, 2018|Categories: Floor, Materials|

The Best Floor Coatings for Food and Beverage Processing

As the USDA becomes more specific with instructions for professional food preparation, manufacturing and processing, it is important to know exactly what kinds of floor coatings are approved and appropriate for your particular business. Although there are number of manufacturing floor coverings that can meet all the rigorous requirements the National Science Foundation (NSF) and U.S. [...]

2020-10-16T00:46:36+00:00May 10th, 2018|Categories: Floor, Materials|

FAQs – Epoxy Resin Coatings, Paints, and Sealers

Although floor epoxy coating is one of the most trusted and reliable types of commercial and residential floor coatings available, there are some misconceptions about what epoxy floor products are exactly and what they can do. In fact, epoxy resin coatings, epoxy paints, and epoxy floor sealers are completely different products and are used in specific [...]

2020-09-15T16:46:33+00:00December 4th, 2017|Categories: FAQs, Materials|Tags: , , , |

FAQs – What is the Difference Between a Prime Coat and Tack Coat?

There are quite a few people who are unsure about the real purpose of the prime coat and tack coat. In fact, there are many people who believe that a prime coat is only makes the tack coat more adhesive and nothing more. A prime coat and a tack coat actually work much more like a [...]

2019-08-16T14:41:28+00:00November 14th, 2017|Categories: FAQs, Materials|Tags: , |

Quick Guide to Urethanes and Polyurethanes

Many people are unaware of how many urethanes they interact with every day. In fact, some don’t even know that there is a difference between urethanes and polyurethanes at all. Although these two chemical compounds are based on the same core components, these two floor coatings, polyurethane floor coating and urethane floor coating, require very different [...]

2019-06-10T17:40:00+00:00May 27th, 2017|Categories: Materials|