What are chemical resistant coatings?
Chemical resistant coatings are protective finishes that prevent the harshest of substances from damaging a surface. They are highly resistant layers of protection that allow day-to-day contact of high-end chemicals with surfaces without causing damage. They protect surfaces against harmful liquids and chemicals, and eliminate or minimise repair and replacement costs.
What are chemical resistant coatings used for?
Chemical resistant coatings are often used in corrosive environments where surfaces can be impacted by extremely strong chemicals. Without a protective coating, the surface can absorb acids, alkalis, solvents and salts, leading to damage, deterioration and contamination. Chemical resistant coatings protect surfaces with minimal cost and effort from even the highest concentrations of harsh chemicals. They offer a greater level of protection than standard coatings.
Chemical resistant coatings can protect:
- Machinery, equipment and industrial facilities
- Walls, floors, ceilings, railings etc
Chemical resistant coatings are useful in a number of applications that are particularly prone to corrosion damage, including:
- Commercial kitchens
- Engine and battery rooms
- Chemical processing rooms
- Veterinary flooring
- Acid storage rooms
- Mechanical areas
- Generator rooms
- Marine environments (protection from moisture, salt spray, rust and oxidation)
- Private homes
- Swimming pools
- Garage floors and car parks
- Warehouse floors
- Showrooms and workshops
- Industrial plants
It’s important to get the right chemical resistant coating that meets the needs of the substrate and also offers the correct level of protection for the relevant chemical.
The advantages of chemical resistant coatings
Chemical resistant coatings provide:
- Surface resilience against corrosive materials and chemical compounds
- Abrasion resistance
- An extended lifespan for substrates and surfaces
- Stain resistance
- Excellent flexibility
Chemical resistant coatings prevent:
- An uneven surface that is dangerous to walk or drive on, as prolonged chemical and acid attack on floors can lead to holes and cracks
- A surface that risks breaking apart under the strain of use
Chemical resistant coatings provide:
- An improved appearance of a surface
- A range of colours that can add visual appeal and energy to an otherwise dull, grey surface
- The potential to create textured, patterned or 3D floors with a wide variety of finishes
- The ability to design a floor to suit your décor
- Improved colour retention
Chemical resistant coatings allow for:
- Minimal maintenance to keep your floor or surface in good condition
Chemical resistant coatings are:
- Affordable, long-lasting and durable
- A great investment
Chemical resistant coatings allow you to protect vulnerable surfaces with minimal time, cost and effort involved. As well, other inclusions can be incorporated into a chemical resistant coating to provide chemical resistance, slip-resistance, temperature regulation, oil and stain resistance and antibacterial elements.
The process of applying chemical resistant coatings
Depending on the exact type of coating required, the coating will either be sprayed, rolled or applied to your substrate. The surface will require appropriate preparation, and the coating will need to be specially prepared. Surface preparation is one of the most important parts of the process, and needs to be carried out precisely.
How long do chemical resistant coatings take to apply?
Chemical resistant coating application is not a quick job. Depending on the size of the project and what type of coating is being applied, the job can take between 24 – 72 hours to complete. However, each situation is unique, so please contact us for an obligation-free inspection and quote.
How long do chemical resistant coatings last?
The lifespan of a chemical resistant coating will depend on the type of coating applied, where it is installed and how much wear it gets on a daily basis. But you can generally expect most varieties of chemical resistant coatings to last between 15 and 20 years – sometimes more.
Are chemical resistant coatings a DIY job?
It’s far better to leave chemical resistant coating installation to the professionals. They can ensure a safe, effective, efficient and flawless application that meets industry health and environmental standards.
If you have a need for a chemical resistant coating, Lloyd Specialised Coatings are here to help. We can provide you with a customised quote and help you choose the right type of chemical resistant coating for your individual situation. Contact us today and allow us to solve your coating problems with a chemical resistant coating that perfectly meets your needs.