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Industrial Rust Remediation and Rooftop Corrosion Control in Lynn, MA

Rooftops, fer­rous met­al, and salt fog expo­sure are a poor combination.

Mix these ele­ments togeth­er and you’ve con­coct­ed the per­fect recipe for struc­tur­al cor­ro­sion, espe­cial­ly for those sur­faces left unprotected.

This was the exact com­bi­na­tion that a nation­al aero­space man­u­fac­tur­er was expe­ri­enc­ing at their near­by loca­tion in Lynn, MA. Deep cor­ro­sion had tak­en root with­in the struc­tur­al steel sub­strate of their rooftop mezzanine.

Hav­ing pro­vid­ed var­i­ous indus­tri­al paint­ing ser­vices for this client before, we were cho­sen to play a role in this mas­sive rust reme­di­a­tion initiative.

What to Expect from Rust Reme­di­a­tion Services

Spe­cial Con­sid­er­a­tions for This Rooftop Rust Reme­di­a­tion Project

Sev­er­al ele­ments added lay­ers of com­plex­i­ty to this par­tic­u­lar process:

  • Our work need­ed to be close­ly coor­di­nat­ed with the oth­er trades on the rooftop
  • Col­lab­o­ra­tion with the facility’s engi­neer­ing department
  • We also need­ed to coor­di­nate efforts and sched­ul­ing with the reme­di­a­tion and scaf­fold companies
  • Safe­ty need­ed to be a con­sis­tent pri­or­i­ty because of the height, and nature, of our work
  • Strict adher­ence to Envi­ron­men­tal Health & Safe­ty guidelines

And yes, with win­ter com­ing and a tight dead­line set, all of this need­ed to be com­plet­ed quick­ly and in a way that will eas­i­ly with­stand our hos­tile New Eng­land winters.

Rust Removal Process and Products

Every endur­ing indus­tri­al paint­ing process begins with thor­ough sur­face prepa­ra­tion. Estab­lish­ing a sure foun­da­tion that guar­an­tees suc­cess­ful adhe­sion is essen­tial. If this first step is min­i­mized or skipped, your paint or coat­ing appli­ca­tion, no mat­ter how excel­lent, is lim­it­ed to the strength of the sur­face it is bond­ed to.

Using both larg­er-scale mechan­i­cal equip­ment and hand tools, we tack­led the process of cre­at­ing a sound sur­face that was rust-free and ready for the new coat­ing to come. Not only is this a labor-inten­sive step, but it also requires care­ful project con­tain­ment and envi­ron­men­tal considerations.

Which prod­ucts did we select to pro­vide the pro­tec­tion and trans­for­ma­tion our client need­ed? The primer and top­coat below are part of the Indus­tri­al Corothane Mois­ture Cure Ure­thane Sys­tem, offered by Sherwin-Williams.

  • Primer — Corothane Mio Alu­minum Indus­tri­al Primer
  • Fin­ish — Corothane HS Aliphat­ic Gloss Ure­thane Topcoat

This proven sys­tem offers numer­ous ben­e­fits, not the least of which include:

  • A lev­el of mois­ture resis­tance that makes it ide­al for marine and coastal applications
  • UV pro­tec­tion
  • Can be applied and cured com­plete­ly in tem­per­a­tures as low as 20°F
  • Abra­sion resistance
  • Endur­ing gloss and col­or retention

The project was a suc­cess, and we are hap­py to report that the struc­tur­al steel on this rooftop is ful­ly pro­tect­ed and look­ing bet­ter than ever. We are con­fi­dent that this will con­tin­ue to per­form well, pro­vid­ing a prac­ti­cal ongo­ing solution.

Can We Answer Your Indus­tri­al Paint­ing or Coat­ing Questions?

It has been our plea­sure to bring com­mer­cial and indus­tri­al paint­ing and floor­ing exper­tise to New Eng­land since 1987. And, with loca­tions in Stoughton, Worces­ter, and Peabody, MA, Prov­i­dence, RI, and Nashua, NH, we aren’t far from you!

Con­tact us today with any ques­tions you might have.

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Kaloutas is New Eng­land’s pre­mier con­trac­tor for com­mer­cial & indus­tri­al paint­ing, floor­ing, and relat­ed ser­vices. Estab­lished in 1987, Kaloutas has become a trust­ed resource for gen­er­al con­trac­tors, facil­i­ties man­agers, and build­ing own­ers from Con­necti­cut to Maine. Our team prides itself on high qual­i­ty work­man­ship, jobs done on time & bud­get, and tack­ling com­plex projects that oth­er con­trac­tors don’t have the expe­ri­ence or resources to han­dle. Con­tact us today for a paint­ing or floor­ing esti­mate, or give us a call at 9785321414 to learn more.

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