Tag: Painting And

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…

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…

21May

Though both types of paint may have similar basic elements, understanding the differences between interior paint and exterior paint is crucial for the overall look and safety of your business. All paints contain four major parts: solvents, resins, additives and pigment.   Solvent provides moisture…

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…

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…

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. …

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,…

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…

12Nov

On the index of paint samples you'll often find the acronym LRV. Light Reflectance Value (LRV) is a method of gauging the paint’s quality of light and is a useful tool for both the painting contractor and consumer. LRV measures the percentage…

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…

26Feb

While most of the nation takes the brunt of winter storm after winter storm, Southern California has it pretty mild. Dropping into the 50s and 60s and getting relatively heavy rain will be a mostly welcomed event, especially considering California’s drought. But even…

7Mar

Metal siding is one of the most common siding types for Southern California’s industrial structures. It is durable, affordable and allows for very rapid construction. As the metal coating is typically factory-applied it is relatively low maintenance, but not zero maintenance. Whether it…

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…

16Apr

Southern California is seeing a rising demand for warehouse buildings. Distribution centers, shipping and receiving facilities and logistics centers are a big part of our region’s industries, especially in the Inland Empire and other areas around L.A. If your company has new…

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…

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…

15May

If your industrial facility has a well-used floor coating or if you have a new facility and are weighing the benefits of concrete floor coatings,  you may be wondering what to expect in terms of coating life expectancy. The question of longevity is an…

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…

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…

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…

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…

22Oct

On June 16, 2012, Cor-Ray completed an 8 month project on the Tule Flume in Springville, CA. Cor-Ray did painting and repair work on the steel structures, stretching over 3,000 feet of 48 inch piping. This project is a prime example of Cor-Ray adapting to the needs of a project,…

29Oct

Cor-Ray does work across a wide range of industrial work, including metal coating, floor coating, painting and much more. Have you considered Cor-Ray to be the contractor in California for your next project, but unsure if they have experience doing the work you need? Below…

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…

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…

1Dec

The first step in many contracting jobs is surface preparation. When it comes to surface preparation, there are several different methods to choose from. Cor-Ray is a skilled contractor in California that specializes in many different painting and blasting techniques, and will work with you…

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…

29Dec

One place you may not think of that requires regular painting is the ceiling of your industrial space. A fresh painted ceiling quickly transforms a space. Cor-Ray is a painting company and contractor in California who specializes in all kinds of industrial painting work, including…