Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Using Industrial Coatings for Your Home

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Using Industrial Coatings for Your Home

Corrosion, weathering, and the wear and tear of mechanical parts are not purely applicable to industrial facilities but also to ordinary homes. Your home may not be as big as an industrial complex, but it can also use some industrial-level protection.

Connotation of the word “industrial”

The word “industrial” brings to mind images of large machinery powered by diesel engines and robotic arms that are programmed with precision. The word may also conjure the feeling of being overwhelmed by the noise of rapid spinning cogs and gears. It reminds people of the suffocating smell of smoke and volatile chemicals.

However, whatever images, sounds, feelings or smells that the word might conjure up, it does not automatically mean that industrial coatings are exclusively intended for industrial use only. You can also use these coatings or paints to enhance the durability and longevity of your home.

Here are some of the reasons why you should consider using industrial coatings for your home:

1. Strength and durability

Coatings that are used for industrial purposes are formulated to be strong and durable because of the extreme conditions to which they are subjected.

Extreme weather, acid rain, years of sunlight exposure, humidity and mechanical friction are just some of the common conditions to which your house might be exposed to in the long term.

For instance, if your house has concrete walls, the exteriors are susceptible to weathering due to acid rain and exposure to sunlight. The extreme fluctuations in temperature may also cause some cracking. However, if you apply industrial grade paint, the exterior of the walls will be better protected for a long time without the need for periodic recoating.

2. Protection against fire

When you apply an industrial type of wall texture paint, it will not only provide aesthetic value for your walls but may also provide some level of protection against fire.

You may use fire-retardant paints such as intumescent paints which swell when exposed to heat. This creates air bubbles and spaces between the heat source and the wall.

Intumescent paints can be used to reduce the risk of fire, especially for wooden interior walls. By creating air bubbles or gaps, the wooden surface will not be easily burned. ETFE coatings are also great for preventing combustion because they can resist heat of up to 149 degrees Celsius (330 degrees Fahrenheit).

3. Resistance to corrosion and abrasion

You may apply epoxy thermal cure coating on the metal gates and window grills of your house to protect them from corrosion and abrasion. This type of coating can effectively protect your metal gate and exposed metal pipes against weather elements and prevent early deterioration.

For instance, there are times that your gate may be accidentally bumped by your vehicle or by any heavy solid object you are trying to get into your house. Ordinary paints can easily be scratched and, from there, corrosion can start. With a good quality industrial strength coating, you can rest assured corrosion won’t even start.

4. Temperature regulation

If you want to maintain a comfortable temperature setting for your house, you can use paint to help regulate temperature. This applies to both industrial paints and ordinary paints. The heat from the sun can effectively be reflected by bright colored paints.

However, ordinary paints are not very effective in insulating against the cold. You may use fluoropolymer paints as extra insulators for walls. They are also resistant to chemicals and corrosion.

5. Controlling humidity

Humidity is a main cause of fungi and moss buildup on concrete surfaces. If you want to prevent such things from proliferating on your concrete driveway or your garage floor and other parts of your house, you may apply epoxy-based primer on the floors or walls.

This way, moisture from the ground or from the air outside will be prevented from entering porous concrete surfaces.

Industrial coatings for aesthetics and longevity

You can certainly improve the longevity of your home and prevent the early deterioration of many of its parts without spending too much.

Industrial coatings serve the dual purpose of aesthetic enhancement and functional improvement, and you can use various types of paints and coatings for a wide range purposes.

Using industrial paints and other coatings can help you protect the most vulnerable parts of your home, and ensure your home investment does not go to waste.


Ralph El Eid is the Business Development Manager at COLORTEK – Wall & Floor Fashion. EQUIPAINT is the franchise owner of COLORTEK in Dubai (U.A.E.) and Doha (Qatar); an international paints manufacturer specializing in the widest range of decorative paints and seamless concrete & resin flooring, with a unique showroom concept, and thus an ideal destination for homeowners, consultants, architects, interior designers and paint applicators.

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