Entries by Coating Expert

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Kashima coating

Kashima coating for your bike’s fork tubes and rear shocks Mountain bike and motorcycle lovers are always looking for the best coating for their bikes to improve their performance. Kashima coating provides that searched-for thing: it combines all the qualities and characteristics you most desire for fitting out the bike you love, with a beautiful […]

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Intumescent paint for wood

Prevent fire with intumescent paint for wood Intumescent paint for wood is one of the newer developments in the coating industry. It is a coating, especially developed for wood, that protects wooden structures from fire. Intumescent paints in general,  when exposed to extreme heat, will expand and form a foam which then solidifies, creating an […]

Anti climb paint

Anti climb paint: let them think twice before climbing your property Burglaries count for about 38% of all the crime committed in England and Wales, and the number is increasing! People in the UK are also becoming more and more concerned about burglaries and break-ins and the police and media provide tips and tops for preventing burglaries. […]

Anti Corrosion Spray

Protect metal with anti corrosion spray Metal or thermal spraying is a technology, which protects and greatly extends the life of a wide variety of products in the most hostile environments. Anti corrosion spray works great in situations where coatings are vital for longevity. The variety of metallised coatings is vast but can be broken […]

Electroluminescent Paint | EL paint

Make any object function as light with paint Electroluminescent paint (EL paint) is a type of light emitting paint which allows any object to function as light. Electroluminescent refers to the ability of a substrate or substance to emit light when an electrical current passes through it. It’s easy to make electroluminescent coating yourself with […]

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Paint brands UK

The spectrum of paint brands and companies in the UK No matter whether you are decorating your home, looking to give a fresh look to your office or wishing to make your shop more attractive, you will need paint; if not for protection, then for decoration. Usually for both. When looking for a paint product, […]

Aerospace coatings

Aerospace coatings and paint technology Aerospace coatings (sometimes referred to as aircraft paint or aviation coating) includes coatings for commercial and business aviation as well as for military air market, satellites and launch vehicles. Therefore, airplanes, helicopters, jets and other aircrafts flying above London are also aerospace coated. The aerospace coatings market covers OEM (original […]

Yacht paint UK

Protective yacht paint for the British waters As a British boat owner you probably are continuously seeking the best coating solution to protect your vessel, and to achieve or retain the wished looks. In an ideal situation, all the maintenance is done before the new season starts; however, in practice it often does not go […]

Tesla roof tiles UK

Tesla Solar Roof tiles UK have arrived In 2016, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced his company’s newest energy innovation: the Solar Roof. Where traditional solar panels can detract from the beauty of a house, the Tesla Solar Roof integrates the solar cell with the roof tile itself, doing away with the need for clunky solar […]

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Nano Coating UK

Make use of the water- and oil- repelling properties of nano coating From automotive to food processing, from interiors to textile: a nano coating is useful in almost any sector. Nano coating can be used to provide a protective sealing coat for a wall and also to make the windows of a skyscraper self-cleaning. In […]

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Superhydrophobic coating UK

Afraid of water – Hydrophobic coating Nanotechnology allows development of hydrophobic and superhydrophobic coating. These are always waterproof and often also water repellent. Often the superhydrophobic coatings also have oleophobic properties meaning that they do not only repel water but also grease and oils. Superhydrophobic spray is suitable for many different applications. You can apply them […]

Intumescent paint London

Intumescent paint London; increase your fire safety As the Great Fire of London proved, even great cities are not immune to fire. Thankfully fire protection measures have improved since the 1600s, and now as well as fire regulations and drills, we have passive fire protection like fire resistant coatings. It’s time to get behind intumescent […]

Intumescent paint for steel

Increase fire safety with intumescent paint for steel Fire is a danger to buildings no matter what material they are made from. Steel may not burn, but the extreme heat of a blaze will damage it, weakening its structure and leading to building collapse. By protecting steelwork with intumescent paint for steel, up to 120 […]

Anti Graffiti Coatings London

Anti graffiti coating contractors and removal services in London If you require an anti graffiti system for a larger service, it may be wise to let the job done by a specialist. In London, an anti graffiti coating job can be let done for example by these two companies. Graffiti – a costly issue in […]

Anti slip paint for metal

Anti slip paint for metal – from stairs to handles Slipperiness of metal surfaces is a common issue which may lead to accidents such as slips and trips on floors, stairs, ramps or other surfaces. However accidents can also happen when tools or door handles are slippery, and cannot be got a grip of. Fortunately, […]

Conductive Coatings

Make non conductive materials, conductive Many materials have electrical conductive properties which work in their advantage. However, there are also non- and semi conductive materials such as plastic and glass which can be made electrically conductive. This happens through application of electrically conductive coating. The most common conductors include pure metals, metal alloys and ceramics. However, […]

Waterproof paint

Waterproof coatings for preventing damp Waterproofing spaces and surfaces does not need to be difficult. However, due to the wide scale of products and applications it is wise to do some research on which waterproof paint or coating is the best for your specific project. In this article you will find information on the most […]

Acid Resistant Paint

Protection from acids on any surface Acid proof coating is designed especially for industrial environments which frequently deal with acids in forms of immersion or occasional contact. The applications take place for instance in acid storage areas on walls and floors, and in acid containers internally and externally. There are different coatings suitable for many […]

Glow in the dark paint

Give it a glow with luminous paint! Glow in the dark paint helps you create spectacular effects on almost any surface. Make your home decoration glow, or let light emitting stones lead the way through your garden; the sky’s the limit when it comes to creative uses of glow in the dark paint! To make […]

Antibacterial Coatings

The difference between anti-microbial and antibacterial coatings Anti-microbial coatings are very common across many industries. These coatings prevent forming and growth of any microorganisms such as algae, fungi and bacteria. Hygienic antibacterial coating for its part, is a form of antimicrobial paints but it is immune only to bacteria, not other microorganisms. Antibacterial coatings thus, eliminate […]

Anti slip paint for wood

Sure foot conditions with anti slip paint for wood Wood is a material often used for floors, decking and stairs, however, it may become dangerously slippery when wet or icy. It is of high importance to make sure that industrial and commercial wooden surfaces have safe foot conditions; also wooden decking and stairs at home […]

Powder coating London

Powder coating London: an overview In a city the size of London, it is easy to get lost in the number of choices presented to you. Greater London has many powder coating facilities and suppliers, and the city is within reach of many more. So let us take some of the stress of it out […]

Intumescent paint

Intumescent paint: Coatings contribute to passive firefighting  Aside from active firefighting measures such as alarms and sprinkler systems, there are passive firefighting actions you can take to protect against fire. Some of these are the use of fire resistant and fire retardant paints. Intumescent paint is the former; a paint which resists fire by swelling […]

Fire resistant paint

Fire resistant paint: insulation against fire Fire resistant coatings belong the group of coatings designed to increase fire safety. A substrate treated with fire resistant paint will be insulated against fire, because of the particular way that it responds to extreme heat. Fire resistant paint is also known as intumescent paint due to the fact that it […]

Powder coating equipment UK

Powder coating equipment for the complete process If your company has its own powder coating line, or if you are planning to set up one, you need professional powder coating equipment. Powder coating equipment covers all machinery needed for powder painting process from start to finish: Pretreatment Powder application (guns, spray booths, fluid beds) Curing […]

Fire retardant paint

Increase your fire protection with fire retardant paint Everyone is concerned about the risk of fire, but thankfully there are fire safety coatings designed to provide extra protection and some peace of mind. Fire retardant paint works by increasing the threshold required to start a fire and preventing ignition and slowing the rate at which […]

Conformal coating UK

Conformal coating for ESD and other protection Conformal coating (also referred to as electronics coating) is commonly used for electronics protection. It is applied on printed circuit boards (PCB) and related equipment ,to prevent electrostatic discharge (ESD); the sudden electricity flow between two electrically charged components. The coating additionally, protects from harsh operating environments where […]

Coating meaning

Covering a substrate with a substance; coating meaning Coatings are substances which are applied on objects and surfaces to change the substrate’s properties or appearance as well as to protect it from wearing out. There are many different types of coatings and coating applications due to the fact that they are suitable for different substrates […]

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Powder coating wood UK

Powder coating now also for wood Achieving a smooth, even surface on wood may be difficult due to the fact that liquid coatings tend to run, sag or dry unevenly in unfavourable circumstances. Additionally, governments are pushing towards lower VOC limits and more environmentally friendly products and processes. Therefore, powder coating wood is an option to […]

Conductive coating for steel

Conductive coatings in general Conductive coatings are electrically or thermally conductive substances of which purpose is to give or strengthen conductive properties on a surfaces.  The applications of these coatings  are usual on semi or non conductive substrates, such as plastic and glass, to make them conductive. Nevertheless, applying conductive coating for steel has also advantages, even […]

UV Instant coating

Minimal downtime and a durable floor wit UV instant coating Imagine a coating system that cures at the speed of light. That a floor is instantly dry and impact resistant only seconds after applying. A dream? Not with the patented Instant Coating from SolidLux. The manufacturer of SolidLux developed instant coating to be able to deliver fast curing industrial floor […]

Fluorescent paint UK

Light emitting fluorescent paint Luminous fluorescent paint is one of the most artistic types of light emitting paint; mainly due to the fact that it is available in many colours and colourful glow. The fluorescent paints are available with a wide range of pigments which guarantee the colour also in day light. The glow is […]

Stain block coating

Stain block coating prevents migration The main purpose of any stain block coating is to prevent stains from migrating from the existing surface to the new coating layer. Stain blocking coatings exist as different products which are applicable on different stages of the paint job. These coatings are: Block primer (application before topcoat) Stain sealer (first […]

British Coatings Federation

British Coatings Federation protects the interest of the local coatings market The British Coatings Federation (BCF) is an organisation based on the UK Trade Association which primarily provides interest protection and promotional activities for its members. It represents a large group of English manufacturers and fabricators of industrial paints and coatings, print ink and powder […]

Emulsion paint

Emulsion paint for any wall in your home An emulsion refers to a fine dispersion of minute droplets of one liquid in another in which it is not soluble or miscible. Emulsion paint, for its part, is a type of decorative coating used for walls, and it consists of pigment bound in a synthetic resin which […]

Types of coating in the UK

Coating – meaning and synonyms Coating refers to covering a surface or an object with another material. Nonetheless, a coating, as a noun, is covering substance, resulting in a coat. Covering is a synonym for coating. Furthermore, coatings are often referred to as paints even though paint is a type of coating. Other common coating […]

Self healing coating

Self healing coatings now & in the future No coating is a 100% immune to damage. The damage can be visible scratches, gaps or flaking on the layer or invisible corrosion between metal and the coating. To insure maximum protection and retain the looks, the damage must be repaired which costs time and money. Sometimes […]

Medical coatings

Medical coatings contribute to better healthcare Medical coatings refer to those applied on medical devices and equipment as well as surfaces in health care environments such as hospitals and dentist clinics. The equipment as any other products must be cost effective; however, the medical equipment also has to meet other requirements such as: Compliance to […]

Self smoothing epoxy coating

Self smoothing epoxy coating repairs even uneven floors When you picture an epoxy floor coating you are probably visualising a self smoothing epoxy coating. It is, namely, the most often used epoxy floor type. Self leveling epoxy coating is an excellent overlay for uneven floors, for it can repair run-down concrete and be used as a smooth […]

Primers, sealers and finishes

A paint job from start to finish As many know, a perfect finish often requires several layers of different products. The first layer applied on untreated surface is often a sealer or a primer paint. If one is applied, the other one is not needed. A finish is the top layer which is “finishing” the […]

Anti fungal paint

Reduce long term maintenance costs with anti fungal paint Fungi such as mould and mildew are a blight of many British buildings: 1 in 18 buildings suffer from damp problems of some sort in the UK. Therefore, anti fungal paint is a very good idea: it is suitable for new buildings to make sure they’ll […]

Paints and Coatings jobs

Become part of the fast moving coating industry The paints and coatings industry is one the most important industries of the United Kingdom. That is why it always offers many interesting paints and coatings jobs and opportunities for people with an interest in paints, coatings and chemicals. Many coating companies are looking for new talented […]

Line marking paint UK

Line marking paint for roads, factories and many more surfaces Line marking paint includes all coatings used for drawing lines on roads, sports fields and other surfaces such as factory floors. The type of line marking coating is dependent on the location and environment of the lines. For example grass line marking paint (for example […]

Industrial coatings

Achieve extreme durability with industrial coating Sometimes, it can be difficult to determine the best coating system for an application due to the extremely wide range of options. This counts also for industrial coatings, which are applied on goods during manufacture, or applied in industrial environments. What all industrial coatings have in common is that […]

Instant paintable caulk

Innovative instant paintable caulk Sealants and fillers are most often silicone sealants which unfortunately are not successfully paintable. Therefore, an acrylic filler is a wiser choice when you want to paint over it; these fillers however have a rather long drying time and they must absolutely be completely dry before painting on them. If you […]

Polyurethane foam UK

Polyurethane foam for sealing and insulating Polyurethane is a very versatile material which allows creative solutions in construction. PU foam is widely used in for example mattresses, car seats and thermal and sound insulation. Polyurethane foam spray is however, the most common in construction due to the fact that it works as a sealant on many […]

Sealants & Adhesives

Fill gaps and cracks with sealants Sealants are essential in construction and reparation in filling gaps, voids, joints and cracks. Different types of sealants are available depending on the type of construction; they may be flexible or rigid; non-sagging or self-levelling. Sealants form seal gaskets, strips or glands between panels or tiles.  They are used […]

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Heat Resistant Coating

Heat resistant coating for high temperature protection When a substrate is subject to heat and rapid temperature fluctuations, it can lead to surface breakage and corrosion. Electrical and engine components, chimneys and ovens, pipework and chemical plants, all these are exposed to possibly damaging temperatures and conditions. A heat resistant coating (or thermal management coating) […]

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Wood cladding paint

Wood cladding paint increases durability Cladding refers to wall or roof panels which protect the material underneath it. Cladding is available in many materials of which wood is the most popular in residential buildings. Wood as a material is visually appealing, strong and long-lasting. Moreover, it is considerably sustainable comparing to some of its alternatives. However, […]