Steel paint Finishing is just one of the high-quality services we deliver at Lycett Fabrications, and this finish often goes hand-in-hand with fabrication, welding and material processing. As an organisation, you may take steel paint finishing for granted but there are many reasons why it is favoured for applications of all shapes, sizes and specifications.
Here we take a closer look at just five of the key benefits associated with steel paint finishing so you can discover a finish that is of the highest standard.
1. Protect steel structures from corrosion
Protecting your steelwork, whether it is newly installed or has been with you for a longer period, is a must for all commercial and industrial buildings. Structural steelwork relies on good corrosion control practices, and without those, despite the durability of steel in general, unprotected steelwork can quickly fall into disrepair.
Corrosion occurs on iron and steel structures due to the presence of water and oxygen. There are many factors that affect the rate of corrosion, including the length of exposure to water, and the type and amount of atmospheric pollution. Localised corrosion is also particularly common.
Steel paint finishing is an easy and effective way to protect structural steelwork from corrosion, and modern, durable paint systems are used to achieve a desired result that will last for years to come. All our steel paint finishing services are delivered to the highest standard and are conducted in accordance with BS 5493:1977, which refers to the code of practice for the protective coating of iron and steel structures against corrosion, and BS EN ISO 12944-5:1998, relating to corrosion protection of steel structures by protective paint systems.
2. Embrace an environmentally friendly solution
As one of the most commonly used practices for protecting steel, steel painting finishing techniques and systems have been continually developed since their introduction. The main consideration during their development was ensuring they comply with industrial environmental legislation whilst at the same time improving durability and performance for the commercial and industrial clients enlisting them.
Due to the introduction of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, it is now a legal requirement for applied paints, including those used to coat steel structures, to minimise the release of harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The paint systems used by Lycett Fabrications comply with the latest guidelines and statutory requirements.
3. Harness efficiency with modern paint systems
We only utilise state-of-the-art paint systems across general and bespoke applications to ensure the best possible results and the highest level of efficiency. For general applications, the use of in-house painting and finishing technology combined with the experience and knowledge of our specialist team ensures coatings can be applied quickly and confidently creating an aesthetically pleasing and highly protective finish.
A dry filter booth is used for general applications whilst the modern airpress spray system is called upon for more bespoke projects. The airpress system uses the latest technologies to enable the application of thick coatings in high volume, which is great for projects that have a large area of steelwork to cover.
4. A finish that is polished and functional
Thanks to our carefully controlled operations, our steel paint finishing services produce an expert finish that not only performs on all fronts but is pleasing to the eye, which is great for exposed steelwork, a trend that is taking over across the commercial and industrial scene.
5. Insulate from the effects of high temperatures
Steel paint finishing is a must for improving an industrial or commercial building’s health and safety credentials. Paint systems are designed and developed to be non-reactive meaning they are effectively insulated from the effects of high temperatures that could generate fire, allowing you to protect the staff and visitors that are vital to the success of your business.
Find out more about Lycett Fabrications Steel painting services here.