Have you ever painted the interior walls of your house? What about the exterior walls of your house? You probably did so to make your house more aesthetically pleasing. Maybe the walls inside were too dark or the exterior of your house needed a fresh coat of paint because of wear and tear over the years. Perhaps you?ve also considered applying wear-resistant coatings on outdoor furniture, your walls or other items that are valuable to you. Generally, adding a layer of paint or some type of wear resistant coatings makes the item look better while also adding to the overall lifetime of whatever is coated or painted.
What you might not have known is that architectural coatings make up the largest segment of the paint industry. In 2014 alone, the industry shipped $10.6 billion worth of coatings equaling more than 720 million gallons. Having a home that is painted in a way that is aesthetically appealing is very important to homeowners. This includes both the interior and the exterior of the home. This also extends to businesses and companies who maintain the architectural coatings on their buildings.
The second largest sub-segment for the paint industry is industrial maintenance coatings coming in at a value of $1.3 billion in 2014. While this is a much smaller segment of the paint industry in comparison to architectural coatings, it still earns a good amount of money each year. That?s because it?s important to consider wear and tear of things from steel, to iron, to concrete, to firearms, to wood. Those items might need wear-resistant coatings, abrasion resistant coatings, hard coatings, thermal spray coatings or low friction coatings depending on their purpose. Any type of coating will help improve the quality of the item and extend the life of the item by protecting it and adding hardness. To sum it up, adding wear-resistant coatings add value to the products or items that it is applied to.
If you?re looking to apply a coating to a metal piece, try powder coatings. This coating is electrostatically applied and cured at 250 degree Fahrenheit. Once it?s completely coated, it has a consistent appearance and will be protected.
For aluminum metal coating, there are two ways to go about it. You can try the version with hot-dipped aluminum silicon which has a heat resistance of 1250 degree Fahrenheit. It also reflects heat at 900 degree Fahrenheit. The second version is a hot-dipped metal coating of pure aluminum. Both add corrosion protection to your product making them worth the investment.
Don?t hesitate when deciding whether or not to add wear-resistant coatings or architectural coatings. These coatings are aesthetically pleasing, add value and increase the lifetime of the products they coat. Let us know in the comments below what your experience has been with coatings.