Painting of galvanized surfaces part. 1.

Attention to the various stages of substrate preparation is key to ensuring the quality of the coating system applied to galvanized surfaces. Given the high frequency of complaints, each step can be considered important. Already at the design stage, it should be taken into account that galvanized structures will be further protected by paint systems. This will allow the selection of appropriate products and substrate preparation technology. Below I will present some solutions that significantly reduce the risk of coating defects. Most of the stipulations are in line with the assumptions of the specification for painting the so-called “paint”. offshore structures, which are those that operate offshore and serve oil and gas extraction processes. It is possible that some readers will find them exorbitant, but their application is reasonable, given the risk of possible complaints.

How (not) to save money on steel structure painting?

I often receive inquiries, where customers ask for a quote for the final acceptance of structures painted by subcontractors. There are few reasons, why. More often than not, there are doubts about the quality of execution. It is not clear, what to do in such cases, so you need a consultation with a specialist. Other times, issues come to light after the elements have already been delivered to the construction site. It is then crucial to assess the extent of the damage and think of a way to repair it. Often times, people just need a ‘paper’ confirming that the work has been done correctly. 

What is the value of such acceptance and documentation, from my point of view?