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commercial paint specs?

commercial paint specs?

commercial paint specs?

I need to add a commercial paint specification on an assembly drawing for an outdoor support column. The column is A-36 steel, and is for non-military applications.

If anyone knows of a general purpose commercial quality paint specification, please respond.


RE: commercial paint specs?

You can't go wrong using Carboline paint. We use it under the most severe conditions.

RE: commercial paint specs?

try to access marine paint manufacturers such as
hempel, jotun, peacock, etc. to get specification of metal paints.

RE: commercial paint specs?

Thank you to JC and merbas for your replies. I was able to find the information I needed, and as usual, just in time!

(guess that's why they call it "just in time engineering")

most appreciated

Paul Rivet

RE: commercial paint specs?

For future reference.......and particularly for surface preparation specs........try the SSPC standards.......Steel Structures Painting Council.......it has been a while so I dont have the address, but AISC headquarters in Chicago? will have it.......or perhaps a paint sales staff person.....

DOT specs typically have generic paint specs also......

RE: commercial paint specs?

Yes, it was an SSPC specification I used on the drawings. There are several good web sites that you can use to list various standards such as ansi.org, but one that I used, and it is just loaded with great information for sourcing components, as well as a very detailed tech library is a new web site called www.globalspec.com - I saw an advertisement for them in Machine Design magazine. It's definately worth looking into, especially the ease-of-use features when looking for specifications, etc.

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