Entries by Coating Expert

Roof coating UK

Extend the lifespan of your roof with roof coating A roof is one of the most important parts of a building. It protects the interior from the seasons, wind, sun, snow, and importantly in the UK, rain. Your roof needs to be a solid barrier between your building and the elements, and a roofing failure […]

Fireproof Paint for Steel

Why you need fireproof paint for steel Strength is one of the main reasons we use steel in building construction. Steel is a tough construction material, used in buildings across the country from the Birmingham Bullring to Canary Wharf. However, this strength is challenged by the severe heat of a fire. In a fire, it […]

Solar Panel Coating

Reduce maintenance and boost efficiency with solar panel coating Solar power is the fastest growing source of new energy worldwide, and its growth is expected to continue. Technological advances, decreasing costs, and a trend towards environmentally friendly energy sources all drive the push towards solar energy. In the UK, government initiatives and schemes combined with […]

Polyurea Coating UK

Provide heavy duty protection with polyurea coating Polyurea coating has been on the UK market since the 1980s, but its durability, flexibility, and versatility means that new applications for this coating are being found all the time. It is currently used across industries for waterproofing, corrosion protection, containment of water as well as chemical and […]

Fireproof Paint

Fireproof paint and what you need to know about it Fireproof paint, or other fireproof construction and lining materials, have been compulsory for years now in office buildings, entrance halls, public buildings, parking garages and governmental buildings. In the UK the general rule is: the higher the building, the longer the material needs to withstand […]

Graphene anti-corrosion coating

The future of revolutionary Graphene anti-corrosion coating Graphene, the wonder material of the 21st century, has been predicted to be the next breakthrough in the sector of corrosion protection. This most conductive, thinnest and lightest coating the world has ever seen is now being researched for making graphene anti-corrosion coating for steel structures. The prototypes of […]

Coating inspection tools and equipment

Toolkits and equipment you need for coating inspection Every stage of the coating process requires absolute control and inspection to make sure the coating eventually complies to given specifications. It all starts with inspecting the substrate and monitoring climate conditions, and ends with testing the coating film thickness (wet and dry) and surface properties.  The […]

Anti Corrosion Coating

Protect steel from rust with anti corrosion coating Anti corrosion coating acts as a barrier between a metal and its environment, increasing its durability and lifespan. The estimated global cost of metal corrosion damage is billions of pounds. The good news is, a lot of this loss can be prevented by being proactive, and choosing the […]

Why opt for anti bacterial paint for floors

Meet the hygiene standards with anti bacterial paint for floors The number one reason to opt for anti bacterial paint for floors is that the hygiene industry businesses such as hospitals, food processing plants and pharmaceutical facilities must meet the strict requirements set for hygiene and sanitation. Anti bacterial flooring forms the basis for sanitary […]

5 different acid resistant flooring options

Choose the most suitable from the 5 different acid resistant flooring option Environments where acids and other chemicals are or may be present require acid resistant flooring. There are essentially, five different options to realise a floor with sufficient acid resistance. These options are suitable depending on the acids and duration of exposure. Let us […]

Fungi Shield anti bacterial paint

Blackfriar Fungi Shield anti bacterial paint keeps interior surfaces mould free Are you worried about humidity in your house? And the potential fungi problems they may bring along? You can now protect the surfaces at risk of mould and bacteria with Blackfriar Fungi Shield anti bacterial paint. This wall and ceiling paint is water based […]

Paint like a pro – is trade paint really better?

Amateur gone professional with trade paint Have you ever wondered why the professional decorators’ paint job always results in a better finish than yours, even though you do everything by the book? We know the answer. It is all about the paint: you most likely do your paint shopping at a retailer’s who sells retail […]

Best exterior masonry paint brands

The UK’s best masonry paint brands meet the requirements Masonry paint is an exterior wall coating solution suitable for masonry, bricks, stone and rendered surfaces. It is one of the most common coatings used for exterior painting. Even though the paint is very common, the amount of top brands in the uk is surprisingly small. […]

Top 7 best outdoor paint brands UK

Paint exteriors with one of the top 7 best outdoor paint brands in the UK The facade of you your home, your garden furniture and the shed on the backyard, all need a lick of paint every now and then. The multitude of paint brands and products may be confusing, and make the choice much […]

Protect Your Property With Anti Vandal Paint

Use anti vandal paint to prevent intruders Anti vandal paint (or anti vandal grease) does exactly what it says on the tin: this paint is designed to prevent vandals or intruders accessing a property, scaling fences, roofs, or shimmying up drainpipes. The way it works is by providing a finish that is permanently slippery, stopping […]

How to Get a Vantablack Sample

Why you want to buy Vantablack Since Vantablack burst onto the scene in 2014, not only has it been the new black, but it has been the only black. Blacker than black, Vantablack absorbs 99.96% of visible light; an object coated in the substance loses all definition and appears two-dimensional, like a black void. Although originally developed […]

How damp resistant paint works

Combating damp with paint Damp is a well known, but less welcome, visitor in many British homes; it sneaks in from cracks in the exterior masonry or unnoticeably rises from the ground. When the damp starts doing visible damage, we often try to combat the problem with the easiest solution we can think of: paint. […]

Measure Powder Coating Thickness

Measure powder coating thickness to obtain optimal results Powder coatings are often considered one of the most efficient and durable industrial coatings. However to guarantee durability and optimal functioning it is crucial to measure powder coating thickness before and after cure. Coatings are namely designed for a purpose; the best product performance is obtained by […]

Thermoplastic Dip Coating

Thermoplastic dip coating for bulk production Thermoplastic dip coating is done by dipping objects in a fluidised bed of thermoplastic powder. The application takes place in a metal box with an open top and a fine gauze on the bottom, so fine that the plastic powder does not fall through it. As air is added […]

Polyurethane paint for metal

Reduce costs and increase efficiency with polyurethane paint for metal Polyurethane coatings (PU paints) are one of the most common types of industrial paint for metal due to their versatility and numerous benefits. Applying polyurethane paint for metal can save costs and remarkably increase efficiency as follows. Applicable direct-to-metal: saves in labour and material costs […]

Oleophobic coating kit

Keep your screens clean with oleophobic coating spray Everyone hates that moment when they turn off their smartphone and suddenly, out of nowhere, hundreds of dirty fingerprints appear, smeared across the screen and silently accusing. Fortunately, you don’t have to suffer these scourges anymore. All you need is an oleophobic coating kit. Oleophobic sprays are […]

25 best interior paint brands in the UK

Prepare yourself for finding the right interior paint The UK is full of hardware stores, designer shops and decorators’ paradises which all offer different kinds of interior paints. Some are focused on one brand, others offer multiple brand paints and the rest have a paint brand of their own. So, how should you know which […]

Graffiti removal

Fast graffiti removal returns the value of your property Graffiti is a nuisance which decreases the value of real estate and may affect the environment negatively. Even though graffiti removal is rather expensive, it is a necessary means to maintain pleasant and safe feeling in city centres and neighbourhoods. Property owners and councils suffer the […]

Dip coating metal

Dip coating metal is more common than you might think Dip coating is an efficient method of applying plastic coatings on metal surfaces. Dip coating metal is most often realised with thermoplastic powders which are molten in a fluidised bed, where the objects are dipped and receive a seamless thick film coating. Dip coating metal […]

Non stick coating for metal

Non stick metal coating comes with unique properties Non stick is a property needed in many applications from moulds and other fasteners to pots and pans. A non stick coating for metal is usually a fluoropolymer compound which provides the substrate with the following properties: Low coefficient of friction: range of 0.05 to 0.20 Temperature […]

Paint for bathroom

Paint for bathroom instead of tiles A special paint for bathrooms makes it possible to use coating instead of traditional tiles to cover bathroom floors, walls and ceilings. The best coating for bathroom is usually an epoxy due to the fact that the humid and warm environment does not affect it. It is also suitable […]

Xylan coating UK

 Excellent non-stick and lubrication with Xylan coating Xylan® coating is a registered brand of Whitford for a fluoropolymer coating (PTFE coating). Xylan coating is usually applied as a liquid paint and it is known for its characteristics such as: Excellent anti-stick properties which makes surfaces easy to clean; Resistance to extreme temperatures (-250°C -to 285°C) which […]

Ceramic Coating for Cars UK

Protect your car paint with ceramic coating for cars Trying to keep a car looking shop-new can be expensive, and end up feeling like hard work. All that washing, waxing, and love feels futile when a bird finds its target ten minutes after you are done. And it isn’t just the birds; UV radiation, chips, […]

Waterproofing wall coating

Fight external deterioration and moisture with waterproofing wall coating Applying waterproofing wall coating on your brick or masonry wall is an ideal solution for protecting the wall from external wear and tear. The main purpose of a waterproofing wall coating is to make porous external walls impervious to water without drastically changing its appearance. The […]

Abrasive blasting – Sandblasting

Sandblasting – the most common form of abrasive blasting Abrasive blasting refers to modifying or cleaning a surface by blowing abrasive grit with high pressure towards the surface. The pressure and the grit together abrade the surface in a controlled manner. Abrasive blasting exists in different forms which differ from each other by the grit […]

Powder coating offshore

Protecting offshore structures with high quality powder coating Extreme durability and corrosion resistance are the benefits of powder coating. Therefore, powder is also suitable for coating structures that end up in the offshore environment. Powder coating offshore structures is usually done before assembling the structures due to the fact that the process is not really […]

Concrete effect wall paint UK

Concrete effect wall paint creates an industrial look It is not concrete, but it sure looks like it! It is concrete effect wall paint which creates an industrial concrete look on almost any interior wall. A wall paint is not anymore only about the colour and gloss but now you can also play around with […]

Heating coating

Heating coating will warm your clothing Winter is coming. Thankfully, researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass) have been working hard on a heating coating so no matter the temperature your clothes will keep you warm. This new coating contains a metal-free conductive polymer which allows for low-voltage heat generation. It can electrically heat […]

Coating Inspection

“Do it once, do it right”; carry out a coating inspection Problems can arise during the pre-treatment, application, and curing phases of a coating job. Coating jobs that at first seem perfect can begin to fail. There are so many variables in any coating application, from the environment to the material itself, that getting an […]

DPBR coating

Adidas has the answer for Oktoberfest: DPBR coating The weather is chilling and so is the beer; Oktoberfest is on its way, and just in time Adidas has released the perfect shoe to go with your stein. The new München “Oktoberfest” sneaker comes with a secret weapon, a special DPBR coating (durable puke and beer repellent) […]

Aluminium coating

Aluminium coating against corrosion Aluminium is a metal with high tendency to corrode, and fast. Bare aluminium starts corroding the moment it becomes exposed to oxygen. However, corrosion on aluminium (aluminium oxide) protects the surface from further corrosion but it can go too far. Fortunately aluminium coating stops or controls the process. Even though aluminium […]

Titanium Nitride Coating

Titanium Nitride Coating for many purposes Titanium nitride coating, also known as TiN coating is a hard ceramic coating which belongs to the group of PVD coatings. It namely, is applied in a Physical Vapour Deposition. TiN coatings are suitable for most metals and some plastics and ceramic surfaces; they remarkably increase surface properties. Titanium […]

Copper Coating

Copper Coating for protection, conductivity & decoration Copper coating is done by electroplating and therefore also known as copper plating. It is widely used in industrial application for example in the offshore, electronics and general manufacturing industries. More specifically, copper coatings are applied on threaded connections, couplings, risers, and alloy drill pipes. In this article you […]

Phosphate coating UK

Phosphate coating, the most common pretreatment for metal Phosphate coating, results from a chemical reaction between metal surface (usually steel) and a chemical substance which contains phosphoric acid; the substance converts the metal  surface into a thin coating layer. Phosphate coatings are almost exclusively used as pretreatment for preparing metals substrates for further coating. The […]

Conversion coating

Conversion coatings form a basis for durable coating systems Conversion coating is a chemical substance which reacts with metal substrates converting the surfaces into coating layers. In general, these coatings are suitable for ferrous and non-ferrous metals, yet the solutions differ from each other. There are two main reasons to use conversion coatings; Protecting the […]

Whiteboard paint

Whiteboard paint improves communication and makes space for creativity Allow creativity to take over in offices, classrooms and anywhere else where it can improve communication! We are all familiar with whiteboards; you can write down your ideas, share a thought with colleagues or leave message to classmates. Nice, but the space is limited… You can […]

Powder coating Scotland

Powder coating Scotland Powder coating is applied to thousands of products across many markets. It is tough, durable, cost and waste efficient, more environmentally friendly than the alternatives and comes in a dazzling range of colours and finishes. In Scotland, powder coating is used in industries including marine, agriculture, construction, renewable energy, and gas and […]

Powder coating Manchester

Powder Coating Manchester The demand for powder coatings is fast growing in the UK, also in the area of Greater Manchester. It is no wonder; powder coatings are cost efficient and provide the most durable coating systems on a great variety of substrates. However, starting up a powder coating line, requires a high initial investment; […]

Powder coating Birmingham

Get powder coating Birmingham and West Midlands Powder coating is the most common coating method in Birmingham and West Midlands, due to the fact that the most important industry in the area is basic metals and metal products. In Birmingham, for example, you can find Birmingham Powder Coatings Ltd. a company for industrial powder coating […]

Damp proof paint

Protect your home with damp proof paint Damp is the curse of many houses in the UK; the humid climate is not the least of reasons for it. Taking care of damp problems is crucial due to the fact that when prolonged, it can result in mould in the house, which is a more serious […]

Outdoor paint | Exterior paint

Quick guide to buying outdoor paint You wish to change the colour of your masonry facade or give a fresh look to you garden furniture. For that you will need outdoor paint which is strong enough to endure exposure to rain, heat, UV rays and other natural phenomena. However, choosing the best outdoor paint is […]

Roof coating Birmingham

Roof coating services in Birmingham and surroundings A roof coating project in Birmingham, often requires a professional contractor to do the job. Therefore, to make finding a contractor easy for you, we have made a list; in the table below you will find few roof coating companies who carry out roof repairs, industrial roof coating […]

Roof coatings Scotland

Protective roof coatings on top of Scotland Roof coatings are an often argued topic; is it really worth the investment to apply roof coatings. Naturally, opinions differ but remember this; if you are not a fan of frequent roof maintenance and want to avoid replacing your roof as long as possible; you might consider roof […]

Metal coating UK

Industrial metal coating for protection and maximum durability Industrial metal coatings aim at cost efficient solutions which protect the substrates from deterioration by providing maximum durability with minimum need for maintenance. In general metal coating can refer to either coatings which consist of or contain metal, or to coatings which are suitable for metal surfaces. In […]

Non VOC Paint

Hypoallergenic paint Paints and coatings are chemical products which often contain formaldehyde, heavy metals or other Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) which may contribute to allergic reactions. Therefore, especially people who suffer from asthma or allergies or are sensitive to chemicals should carefully consider which coating products to apply in their homes. The consideration is also […]