Tag: Coating

20Feb

Floors are usually something to which we don’t pay much attention unless something is wrong with them and yet they are an essential part of workday productivity and safety. You may want to consider an alternative flooring option for your facility and its…

5Mar

Your business relies on everything running smoothly. Corrosion and heavy wear of structures only slows things down. You may have heard of metalizing for corrosion protection, but what really is metalizing and how does it work? Metalizing is a specific process within thermal spraying that…

12Mar

Floors, especially in industrial areas, have to thrive in many types of harsh conditions. You are concerned with the safety and durability of your floors and may be considering floor coatings. But who really needs them and what kind of advantages do they offer? Floor…

19Mar

A new coating can spruce up your business, impress customers and give employees a brighter outlook with an inviting work environment. Before slapping on a fresh coating, it’s essential to clean and adequately prepare the area in order for the coating to adhere.…

26Mar

Aside from single family homes that don’t have to undergo regular safety inspections or load up with sprinkler systems, commercial buildings take a large hit from the devastating problem known as fire. Fires disrupt all of your business’ typical services as well…

8Apr

With sunlight, moisture and the effects of natural elements, paint can start to deteriorate and suddenly not look its best. It is typically understood that buildings should be repainted every five to eight years for the best protection. You have enough to worry about with…

16Apr

Selecting paint colors can be a challenging task, especially since most of us don’t have an interior decorating background. Surrounding colors can heavily influence mood, focus and productivity in the workplace. You want your business to be an enjoyable atmosphere in which to…

30Apr

Your business’ garage floor is constantly exposed to the elements. Customers might not think highly of dull gray, grease-stained concrete flooring. For a low-maintenance yet clean and bold appearance, consider the current popular trends in garage floor coatings. Floors have come a long…

7May

Steel is one of the most common building materials due to its strength, cost-effectiveness and easy transportation. However, steel is also quite susceptible to corrosion when exposed to the outdoors. Rust can form by steel reacting to atmospheric oxygen and exposure to other elements such…

28May

Before any major painting job, it’s important to remember adequate surface preparation. Surface preparation plays a key role in determining the success of any coating project. It can create a better bond between the surface and the paint, leaving a fresh look for…

4Jun

With frequent use, garage floors are easily stained and covered in dirt. Oily residue can be quite difficult to remove without effective tools. Unsightly grease tracks not only ward off customers but could also put your employees at risk of injury if not properly cleaned.…

11Jun

Before embarking on any coating project, it’s important to understand all of your options. Powder coating is one of those options, which uses a free-flowing, dry powder. It forms a skin of paint and is typically used as a metal coating. Listed are…

18Jun

As you may know, proper surface preparation is the key to a successful coating.  Surface preparation helps create a solid bond between surface and paint, thus establishing an effective and long-lasting coat. There are many types of preparation tools available that will give you…

25Jun

Although steel is durable and can withstand frequent wear, it too has its limits. Steel can be affected by moisture and other atmospheric conditions. Frequent oxidation can lead to corrosion and reduction of its integrity. Southern California may not have the extreme temperatures that other…

9Jul

Whether you’re preparing for a fresh coating or cleaning equipment, dry ice blasting could be beneficial to your Central or Southern California business. How it works: Dry ice blasting involves solid pellets of dry ice or shaved ice blocks that are shot out…

16Jul

Whether you own a water holding tank, portable water tank or other type of container, cleaning is essential for keeping water safe and drinkable. And yet, routine cleaning can be one of the most overlooked maintenance procedures in the potable water industry. Sediment can form…

22Jul

There are several painters from which to choose in the Central and Southern California area. The list may be overwhelming and you might not know who to trust. Referrals from friends or other businesses are always helpful but you might need more information. Cor-Ray Painting…

30Jul

Whether you have a water, fuel, chemical or any other type of industrial tank, chances are it’s essential for the productivity of your business. That’s why it’s important to protect your tanks from harsh natural forces. Corrosion is one…

6Aug

Whether it’s adhesion failure, chalking, overspray or countless other defects, faulty coatings can be rather frustrating. Identifying common problems and their causes can help you avoid working with those that don’t have the quality control required for an excellent coating. Listed…

13Aug

The list of industrial painting contractors in Central and Southern California may be overwhelming to you. You might wonder who you can really trust with your painting and coating projects. These guidelines listed below are designed to help you select the appropriate contractor and know…

20Aug

Exposed concrete is extremely vulnerable in an industrial environment. Millions of porous holes on its surface leave it susceptible to various types of damage. You may have noticed small cracks or defects on your concrete floor, but how do you know what is damaging?…

27Aug

Powder coatings have a lot to offer the metal coating industry. A powder coating is typically more durable than conventional paint, has incredible flexibility and is environmentally friendly. However, similar to traditional paint, both humidity and temperature can affect the performance of powder coating systems. …

10Sep

All industrial tanks, no matter the material, are susceptible to small wear and tear issues that can eventually lead to debilitating problems. Fortunately, metal coating for tanks can support the weaknesses of these materials, from inner linings to exterior protective coatings. Listed are some…

17Sep

Epoxy coatings are great for industrial flooring, as they have many benefits and safety features that can create an efficient work environment. But epoxy is quite versatile and can be utilized in many ways other than floor coatings. Listed are some of the industries and…

24Sep

Commercial painting and residential painting in Southern California may not seem all that different at first glance. But upon closer inspection, there are important distinctions, especially in terms of services provided. So what are the differences between commercial and residential painters? As you may already…

2Oct

Even a small spot of graffiti can spoil the professional appearance of your commercial facility. Unfortunately, once graffiti has been placed on your building, vandals typically further deface the surface. Removing graffiti quickly will ensure that the mark gets completely removed (the longer it remains,…

8Oct

It can be challenging to keep your business’ painting and decorating up-to-date without looking overwhelmingly trendy. Fortunately, some of the hottest paint colors for 2013 are not only attractive but practical. When brainstorming colors, consider some of these trends in combination with the color of…

16Oct

A licensed painting contractor sounds like a good idea to most consumers in the industrial field, but it may not be easy to explain what to look for and why licensure is so important. Listed are ways that licensed painters can give you confidence in…

26Nov

If you’re considering a floor coating update, you may not know how to begin the process. With so many designs, colors and coating types, decisions can quickly become overwhelming. The possibilities continue to grow, especially for concrete floors. What are my coating options?…

11Feb

Surface preparation is one of the most important elements in industrial painting, since it essentially gives the paint or coating its proper foundation, and eliminates whatever problems existed with the surface, such as rust, lead, or chipping paint. Improper surface preparation is perhaps the primary…

19Feb

For the industrial environments around L.A. and San Diego, there is often a need for coatings with exceptional hardiness and versatility. Since many industrial paints and coatings do not meet the rigorous requirements of certain industrial settings, a plural component coating may be an…

26Mar

Wastewater treatment plants may be among the industrial facilities most prone to corrosion issues. Maintaining wastewater treatment facilities is a vital service for Southern California, and no small task with millions and millions of people using water and sewage. Painting and coating services are generally…

10Apr

Finding the type of paint or coatings to protect your industrial structures is no simple process in most industries. With the wide range of substrates and environments coupled with the vast painting and coating selection, it can be a quite a task for your company…

2May

While many industrial fires are caused by internal accidents unrelated to outside conditions, the notorious California fire season does increase the risk of structure fires. With summer weather already upon us, there are a number of options out there for protecting Southern California industrial structures…

8May

When it comes to having your industrial property painted in California, we cannot stress the importance of proper surface preparation enough. It is not an exaggeration to say that it is the most important factor in painting and coating longevity. Nearly all failures in metal…

4Jun

Many Southern California tanks or tank farms need secondary containment systems to control any leaks or ruptures from the tanks. And just as coating tanks is important, so many secondary containment structures also need coating. Whether the particular containment is required by the EPA or…

16Jun

As a quality industrial painting contractor in California, Cor-Ray’ safety and quality assurance program includes NACE certified coating inspectors. NACE inspection is a feature of the best coating and painting companies, and ensures all of our work is sound and will protect your structure…

26Jun

Fuel and oil storage tank interiors generally need protection against corrosion. Without proper lining, the contents of these tanks tend to corrode the steel walls. This poses problems first of all for the ability of the tanks to contain their contents, which could leak into…

3Jul

Some of the most widely useful industrial coatings in California are plural component coatings such as epoxy, polyurethane and polyurea. Polyurea is perhaps less well known than others but it is really an incredible material with distinct advantages for many kinds of industrial applications.…

9Jul

The role of distribution centers is very demanding in Southern California, especially in Los Angeles and inland. With the busy shipping market in the region your warehouse or distribution center needs to be running at top efficiency. Your company may be highly productive when it…

18Jul

Condensation can be a major problem for painting and coating applications. Just as it is important that surfaces that are to be painted are prepared by removing dust, corrosion and other contaminants, it is also important that they be totally dry before coatings are applied.…

27Jul

When you read a paint label or hear about different painting and coating options for your industrial facility in Southern California, you might come across a number of terms that are unfamiliar. Choosing between different options like epoxy or polyurethane, low VOC or no VOC,…

1Aug

In our last article, part one, we covered two of the four main components of industrial paints: pigments and binders. The other two components are liquids and additives. When discussing painting and coating options with a painting contractor, liquids may be more relevant. The liquid…

7Aug

Facility managers and maintenance managers for industrial facilities have a lot on their plate, and painting is one area that can be overlooked since it is not always an immediate priority to an industrial facility’s daily operations. But when painting does need to…

20Aug

Among the many painting and coating options available for industrial painting projects are low or zero VOC coatings. You may have wondered whether low or zero VOC paints are right for your job. To help with that question, here are some considerations for when it…

30Aug

VOCs are a significant factor for industrial painting, especially in southern California. The VOCs or “volatile organic compounds” in coatings are the liquids that evaporate as paint dries and become pollutants and irritants. VOC emissions also come from many other sources such as…

11Sep

With the growing awareness of the effect our actions have on the world we live in, our responsibility to the environment has never been greater. This responsibility stretches to nearly every part of our lives, and constantly changes the way we interact and the choices…

12Sep

Fire poses a real and present danger to commercial buildings everywhere, and especially to California and the west coast. It is simply unwise to not take the means to protect your business from the threat of fire. The time and money spent in prevention is…

17Sep

It is always worthwhile to protect any investment. We buy cases for our phones, purchase insurance for our house and car, and wear helmets while biking. The same logic can be applied to protecting industrial steel structures. For long-term cost effective protection, metal coatings are…

24Sep

It may surprise you which surfaces in your industrial facilities need water proofing. Some are obvious - most realize the need for water proofing around doors and windows - but the extent of the need for a water proofing coating goes far beyond these. Cor-Ray…

8Oct

In 2012, Cor-Ray was hired by the City of San Diego to work on the new Central Library in the San Diego Public Library system. This blasting and coating project lasted five months, from March to August 2012, and is a public showcase of Cor-Ray's handiwork. …

15Oct

Cor-Ray has proven itself over it's many years of service that it is a contractor in California capable of a excelling in a wide array of painting and coating jobs. From metal coatings for corrosion protection to epoxy sealants for concrete floors, Cor-Ray provides…

5Nov

In early 2012, Cor-Ray was hired for blasting, painting and coating fuel tanks at the Oakland International Airport. The job took six months, and was completed in summer of that year. When hiring a contractor in California, Cor-Ray was chosen as the painters the Oakland International…

12Nov

Cor-Ray is a contractor in California that specializes in epoxy floor coating (among many other things). Epoxy coatings are a sealant for concrete floors, commonly used in commercial buildings, walkways, and garage spaces. Epoxy floor coatings are great for a number of reasons -…

19Nov

On February 6, 2012, Cor-Ray began an interesting and impressive project. Hired by Walnut Valley Water, Cor-Ray was chosen for retrofitting, painting and blasting two multi-million gallon tanks in the Eastgate Reservoir. The work was completed in just under three months - an impressive timeframe for…

5Dec

In September 2011, Cor-Ray began a 7 month project painting and coating the Angels Gate Lighthouse. This was a major project that brought many unique challenges. Cor-Ray was the contractor in California chosen by the Calbrillo Beach Boosters to face these obstacles. The project was expertly handled…