What to Consider When Choosing a Paint or Coating System

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How do you choose which coating will work best for your project? There is no straightforward response to this question because the answer is contingent on the particular project. The choice of the optimal coating technology is determined by performance, application, and cost considerations. In order to better assist you, we have created the following list of factors for consideration:

What is being coated and why?

Even though coating systems can be somewhat complicated, the first and most important step is to gain a grasp of something as fundamental as what exactly has to be painted and why. The pre-planned use of space is one of the most important elements that should be considered when selecting the appropriate kind of paint. Paints with a typical semi-gloss or gloss finish are utilized in a variety of painting projects; nevertheless, specialist coatings are frequently the most effective option for certain uses. For example, paints intended for inside use cannot deliver the same level of protection as those designed for use on outdoor surfaces.

Knowing what to buy

The kind of surface that needs painting and the environment in the area both play a significant role in determining the coating system suggestions. In the event that you are not an engineer who is knowledgeable in this particular field, there is a good probability that you may become confused during the purchasing process due to the intricacy of your particular requirements. Before placing an order, it is important to conduct research and, if at all feasible, inquire about warranties offered by the vendor (be sure to have them in writing).

Application process and durability

It is a truth that is generally acknowledged that application errors are the cause of the majority of coating failures. The bigger the number of coats of paint applied, the greater the possibility that a mistake will occur. And you run the danger of this happening each and every time you add another layer of paint. We hear you ask: “ are there any additional difficulties with additional coats?”. Yes, the expense. Because the contractor must pay for their work regardless of how many coats they apply, the price of the job increases proportionally with the number of coats applied. 

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M & E Painting had a rapid expansion, allowing them to become the most successful and largest painting contractor in Northern Colorado. Matt and M & E Painting have been honored with dozens of business accolades: M & E Painting was recognized as one of the Top Small Workplaces in the United States by Inc Magazine and Winning Workplaces in 2011. Additionally, the company was recognized as one of Colorado’s Top 250 Private Companies by Colorado Biz Magazine in 2010. Additionally, the company was ranked 1724th on the INC 5000 List of the Fastest Growing Companies in the United States in 2010, and it was awarded the Torch Award for Business Ethics by the Northern Colorado Better Business Bureau in 2017. And so many more (see our press & awards page for the full list).

Simply give M&E Painting a call, and we will guide you through the steps of selecting an appropriate paint or coating system in the most efficient manner possible.