Why do we need to paint stuff?!
Most people understand painting as a way of making a home or building cosmetically appealing.
And yes, in practical terms that is what we wish to achieve. However, paint and protective coatings are about gaining much more than just good-looking paint colours.
Painting is about the protection of the sub-structure. In most cases it is metal, timber or concrete material. And paint in most cases is applied at a dry film thickness of between 25 to 40 microns, depending on the type of paint and the price the consumer wishes to pay.
The Benefits House Painting Has To Offer
Application of adequately chosen product usually gives the consumer 10+ years of protection against rain and sun before the material breakdown reaches a point where rust, rot or degradation of sub-structure becomes apparent.
Most people are unaware that city born pollutants such as Carbon Monoxide and industrial waste cause degradation to metals and concrete whether they have been painted or not. Therefore, many homes and other structures experience cracking and crumbling prematurely.
That leaves many homes and business owners wondering if they received a raw deal from the painters or the builders. And the truth is that the products that were supposed to protect their investments simply were not up to do the job.
Specialised exterior coatings were developed and introduced by manufacturers as a way of securing long term protection in a superior way than regular painting methods and products.