Surface preparation and painting plays a vital role in structural steel industry. It helps to prevent corrosion and gives the steel a extended life. As the steel surfaces need to be treated to prevent corrosion over the course of an asset’s lifetime. Surface preparation is the first step in this process.
When defects are removed and the surface is properly cleaned, coating adhesion and performance improve. Steel surface preparation removes the physical defects like loose mill scales and contaminants like, oil, grease etc before coatings are applied. Surface preparation can take a variety of forms depending on the condition of the steel you’re trying to treat.
Surface preparation and cleaning can involve dirt, soil, oil, grease, chemicals, mill scale, rust paint and myriad of other defects. Any combination of these defects can affect your asset, so it’s important to following a strict procedure to address each problem. There are many types of surface preparations like abrasive blast cleaning, wet abrasive cleaning, hand tool cleaning etc as per project specifications. Surface preparation is just as important as the coating system selected to protect your assets. Finding the right surface preparation protocol is imperative to a establishing long- lasting, effective coating system.
Painting plays the most vital role in steel industry as it helps to prevent
corrosion and keeps the steel safe for a very long period even in extreme conditions. The main aim of the corrosion protection coating is to keep the steel strong and rust free for a long duration of time and thus this can protect the building and keep it maintained for a long period of time thus saving money and effort.
Thus it makes total sense to maintain the steel by using the many coating techniques available so that it lasts long and make the structures safe for years to come.