Entries by Coating Expert

Non conductive paint & coating

Non conductive paint limits the flow of heat or electrical current Non conductive paint refers to a coating which is a poor conductor of heat or electricity.  These coatings are used as electrical or thermal insulators throughout industries – they protect surfaces from overheating and systems from short circuits. In principle, most organic coatings that […]

Phosphate coating UK

Phosphate coating, the most common pretreatment for metal Pretreatment is one of the key components of a successful coating system: especially when coating metal. Each type of metal and types of topcoats require different kind of surface preparation and pretreatment to function optimally. The most common pretreatment for metal is phosphate coating which in a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Ceramic Car Coating UK

Protect your vehicle’s paint with ceramic car coating 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, stains, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Specialty paint finishes

Specialty paint finishes offer off-the shelf solutions Not all products and projects are the same. Sometimes a special colour, effect or texture is required to get that perfect finish. If you are looking for a custom made solution, specialty paint finishes might just be what you are looking for! Specialty finishes are mostly active in three […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Polyaspartic Coating

Fast, reliable, durable protection with polyaspartic coating Polyaspartic coating is the new kid on the block when it comes to polymeric coatings, but it is rapidly gaining in popularity due to its range of attractive and versatile properties. It is rapid curing (from 5 minutes to 2 hours), can be applied in a range of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Wood Coating UK

Protect, preserve and beautify  wood with the right wood coating Wood is a wonderful, versatile building material that has been used for thousands of years to construct everything from walls and floors of the family home to the furniture and cabinetry that fill it. In order to keep wood functioning at its best and most beautiful, […]

Seed Coating

Ensuring a flawless process & healthy harvest with seed coating Agriculture is an industry subject to a great deal of chance – the vagaries of climate and disease can greatly affect crop yield and quality. In order to ensure the best possible production, growers are increasingly turning to seed coating. Seed coating is used to […]

Binders and Resins for Paints and Coatings

Binders and resins for paints – An important coating ingredient A paint or coating is the combination of a pigment, a binder, a solvent, and additives. The binder, or resin, is usually what gives the coating its name, such as polyurethane or acrylic. While the pigment provides a paint with colour, the additives give it […]

Sustainable Coatings | Green Coatings

Paint the world green with sustainable coatings There is now a widespread desire among consumers and manufacturers to improve the sustainability and environmental impact of the coatings industry. This shared intent has led to the rise of sustainable coatings – products developed with a focus on reducing or eliminating harmful components or processes or making […]

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 […]

Drone coating inspection

Futuristic coating inspections with drones The world’s leading coating manufacturer AkzoNobel is currently cooperating with Barrier Group, an operator of oils and gas tankers, and the UK based technology company DroneOps to realise drone coating inspection for ballast tanks and other difficult to reach areas. Akzo Nobel believes that in the future drones can provide […]

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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 […]

Coating Additives

Enhanced and improved paint quality with coating additives At its most simplified, a paint or coating is the combination of a pigment, a binder (or resin), and optionally, a solvent and additives. The pigment is the substance which provides the coating with its colour, the binder provides both adhesion and cohesion, holding the paint together as […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Packaging Coatings

Packaging coatings protect, preserve, and beautify The packaging that protects and stores our food, beverages, perishables, pharmaceuticals, toiletries, chemical products, and more does not do so alone. Packaging coatings are used to protect and enhance the interior and exterior of containers, packaging, lids, metal, plastic, board, paper, and more in order to best maintain their […]

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 […]

Wind Turbine Coatings

Wind turbine coatings protect a valuable resource In 2017, Britain broke installation records across Europe for new offshore wind power capacity, building 53% of the 3.15GW capacity installed. The UK is the windiest country in Europe, and a world leader in offshore wind. The world’s largest wind farm is the London Array, but that title […]

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. […]

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, […]

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 […]

Photoluminescent paint

Photoluminescent paint glows in the dark Photoluminescent paint (PL paint) is a special coating system which is capable of glowing in the dark and low light circumstances.  It is usually strontium aluminate coating system, even though use of other materials is also possible. This unique coating charges up by natural or artificial UV light as well […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]