This particular industrial painting project called a few of our cleaning and surface preparation services into action. Our goal was to completely refresh two propane and butane gas tanks for a facility in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, erasing some of the wear and tear that Mother Nature had left behind.
Preparing the Surface before Painting
We began by power washing the surface of the tanks at 3000 PSI with a TSP/Simple Green solution. This was a powerful way to launch the project, removing most of the excess dirt, grit, and even loose rust.
Our next step was to wash the tanks again with wash primer, and as we did we removed any additional rust by hand that had hung on through the power washing process (if nothing else, rust is certainly determined).
As we did this exterior check we also tested the tanks’ bolts and screws, ensuring that everything was tight and as it should be.
Our Industrial Painting Products
The products we used included the following:
- Primer for the tanks - We used PPG-95-245 Pitt-Gard DTR (Direct-to-Rust) Rapid Coat. That’s quite a mouthful! Essentially, this is a thick, epoxy coating that not only adheres to rust but actually encapsulates it. This both stops the spread of deterioration and creates a solid surface for the new paint to grab onto.
- Topcoat - We chose PPG-95-245 Pitthane-Ultra Gloss White. This quality product resists chalking and deterioration, and can stay vibrant and strong for 13-20 years (provided it is cared for).
Take a look at the pictures we’ve included to see how it all turned out! It’s quite a transformation.
Do You Need a Dallas/Ft. Worth Industrial Painter?
If so, why not reach out to us at Painters USA? We proudly serve this particular area of the country, but also are ready and willing to travel as needed. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you might have!