Tag: Coatings

26Feb

A fresh coat of paint is essential for making your facility look its best. Proper maintenance helps everything run more smoothly and can even make your business more profitable. When you need a new coating of paint, it’s wise to consider both the…

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…

23Apr

If you need to revamp and secure the floors in your workplace, consider epoxy coatings. Floors coated in epoxy can ensure the protection of what’s most valuable to you: your employees, your equipment and your building. Epoxy acts as a sealant for concrete…

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…

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…

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…

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…

22Oct

We have previously reviewed why your painting contractor should be licensed, but it’s also essential that your painting contractor is certified. Your painting and coating projects deserve to have a certain level of quality. Listed below are a few common certification programs painting…

19Nov

If you’re like many business owners, you’re looking for a way to decrease cost and keep your company profitable. Energy-efficient roof coatings are a great way to do that. Also known as cool roof or reflective coatings, energy-efficient roof coatings are…

3Dec

Over the past couple of years, exposed ceilings in steel structures have been popping up all over the place, whether it’s an industrial space or a coffee shop. Exposed bar joist ceilings give a clean, updated look while also creating an expansive effect.…

17Dec

Manufacturing plants can be susceptible to many types of accidents. Everyone is responsible for keeping the workplace safe, whether you’re an owner or you’ve just started with the company. It’s important that all employees not only brush up on…

24Dec

Industrial fuel tanks are susceptible to many debilitating issues that can cause serious damage. Your business, employees and customers can all be at risk if fuel tanks are not properly maintained. Listed below are ways to protect your fuel tank and those around it from…

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…

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…

29Apr

Most industrial painting and coating jobs fill a very specific role in increasing the function of industrial facilities and equipment. Painting jobs like putting non-skid floor coatings in a busy warehouse or lining an airport fuel tank are designed with those particular industries and particular…

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…

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…

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…

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…