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The Future of Wall Protection

By June 20, 2013August 17th, 2022Contracting Tips

The Future of wall protection | By: Brandon Denault, Estimator

When people think of wall protection products the first things that come to mind are your standard wallpapers and FRP (Fiber Reinforced Plastic) panels.

What if I were to tell you that there is actually an alternative to this that, although more costly up front, can in the long run save you both time and money? I can promise you such a product does exist, and it is in the form of systems such as the Sherwin Williams Saniglass system.

This system is applied very similarly to paint with a fiberglass mesh reinforcement in the middle to enhance the coating. After the prime and base coats, the mesh is placed on the walls covering the entire surface. The mesh is then coated with a leveling coat and a finish coat on top. What you have as a result is a surface that resembles an FRP panel; however, it is completely seamless over the entire coverage area.

You may be thinking to yourself,
“Why does it matter to me if there are seams or not?”
There are actually a few reasons that this is beneficial.
With anything you have the edges and seams are always where things start to damage or come apart, hence the saying “Coming apart at the seams.” Due to the seamless nature, you can be assured of proper adhesion over time.

Another key component is the seamless nature allows for easier cleaning and makes it harder for bacteria to accumulate. With panels you may run into this issue behind the panels as well leading to drywall repair issues.
A coating such as this may be very advantageous in a few commercial instances such as restaurants, pharmaceutical facilities, locker rooms and even animal facilities. The waterproof nature of this product bodes well in any of those environments. When researching the product, you will find that although the up-front cost may be higher, in the long run you will have a lower maintenance surface with a longer life span. This long life span helps lower the life span cost resulting in a dependable finished product for years to come.

My advice would be to reach out to a commercial painting company like re:fab to get help facilitate the process.

Drywall + Carpentry

Whether the interior walls of your commercial facility have been damaged, the front door of your business needs an upgrade or your floors are in need of attention, re:fab has the right team and process to meet your specific needs.
With a team of skilled carpenters and specialty craftsmen, re:fab helps clients tackle quick improvements to full-scale renovation needs.

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Professional Renovation Services Tailored to your Industry.

re:fab is the trusted partner for commercial renovations and specialty applications for properties and facilities across all industries. Whether a commercial office building or a multi-family property, our experienced team has the knowledge and resources to get your job done right.

  • Flooring & Epoxy Coatings
  • Windows and Doors
  • Interior and Exterior Painting
  • Rebranding Services and Special Finishes Installments
  • Carpentry & Drywall Repairs
  • Heating and AC and/or HVAC
  • Plumbing & Electrical
  • Trenching
  • Appliance Replacement
  • Gutters
  • Structural Repairs & Safety Hazards

Specialty Flooring

Floor Coatings Keep Your Foundations Safe

re:fab’s floor coating services provide a dramatic enhancement to the look and feel of commercial and industrial properties. In addition, specialty floor coatings maintain the health and durability of your floors and overall properties, creating a more healthy and safer space for your employees, customers and the environment

Our Experts Provide A Variety Of Floor Coating Services, Including:

  • Epoxy Floor Coatings
  • Cementitious Urethane Resurfacers
  • Decorative Flake and Quartz Floor Coating Systems
  • Joint Fillers-Repair Mortars
  • Electrostatic Dissipative (ESD) Coating Systems
  • High-Performance Urethane Topcoat
  • Resurfacers
  • Same-Day Coating Systems
  • Moisture Vapor Reducer
  • Sealers
  • Urethane Topcoats

*Please note: re:fab provides flooring services as part of a larger renovation or painting program or project, not a standalone service.

EIFS + Stucco

Commercial buildings and industrial facilities featuring exterior walls with an Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS) have the attractiveness of a stucco finish but with greater insulation, toughness and longevity. In fact, unlike stucco, EIFS is actually a multi-layered system that includes insulation board, base coat and finish coat. It’s a combination that provides a classic look with modern advantages.

In addition to much-improved insulation, EIFS can improve indoor air quality and reduce the environmental impact of a structure throughout its lifetime, and it is available in a virtually unlimited range of colors and textures.

EIFS has transformed commercial buildings across all industries and our team of specialists can help you understand the benefits of this important application.

*We are Dryvit Systems EIFS Certified Installers.

Power Washing

Regular power washing keeps commercial facilities running efficiently and safely, helps businesses stay compliant with environmental regulations, rids surfaces of mold and delivers an attractive first impression to clients and guests. Our team can quickly and easily return your properties to excellent condition.

Exterior Power Washing Services Include:

  • Exterior wall pressure washing
  • Construction clean-up
  • Graffiti removal
  • Heavy equipment, truck and fleet cleaning
  • Driveway and parking lot cleaning
  • Patio washing
  • Gutter and drain cleaning
  • Outdoor structures such as play equipment
  • Swimming pools
  • Outbuilding

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