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JAC October 2005

JAC October 2005

In This Issue...

Special Report

Restoration/Preservation: Memorable masterpieces

by Joe Maty

Several notable historic preservation and restoration projects are reviewed in this Special Report. The various methods and materials used in planning, specifying, and executing the surface preparation and coatings removal and application involved in these



AIA urges legislative action for rebuilding in wake of Katrina

In response to the Hurricane Katrina disaster and the need for massive rebuilding, the American Institute of Architects announced the launch of a nationwide campaign for federal legislation aimed at ensuring that redevelopment programs are “well-planned, w


Air barriers head for the beach

The designers and builders of the upscale Main Sail at Shelter Cove condominiums in South Carolina employ a liquid air-barrier system.

Antimicrobial coatings: Shaking the oldie-but-moldie blues

Coatings projects at the Sealife Centre aquarium (Brighton, UK) and the Oak Alley Plantation (Vacherie, LA) play on theme of two-track strategy in fight against fungus.

Getting It Right

Color and restoration: Putting the pieces together

by Jayson Helsel

Due to the importance of many historical structures, there is considerable interest in restoring their appearance to that of a previous era. This applies to a variety of structure types, from historic courthouses and government buildings to schools and even bridges.

Covering the angles on EIFS

by Day Kevin

Since the late 1960s, exterior insulation and finishing systems (EIFS) have carved out a significant presence in the construction marketplace. Although EIFS technology has made significant headway, the author stresses that use and specification issues warr

Insurance policies for painted panels

by Joseph Berchenko

Coil-coated steel makes up the lion’s share of the market for metal panels. This article provides basic information about fluoropolymer paint finish warranties for metal panels, how to specify the appropriate coverage, and how to read the warranty.

Directories/Buying Guides

Surface Preparation Products

Surface Preparation Products Directory

Editor's Word

Thanks for the vision, the passion, the memories

by Joe Maty

People who are passionate about historic preservation and restoration are much like wine lovers, golfers, mountain climbers, and fans of the Chicago Cubs. They are VERY passionate.

The quest for coatings cures

by Walter Scarborough and Joe Maty

Coatings play an important role in creating and maintaining specialized environments in health-care facilities. The importance of aesthetics as well as performance properties such as durability and resistance to mold and mildew are discussed in this articl

Passing the Test

Wash and wear: Sorting through the spin on paint cleanability, durability

by Allen Zielnik

You’ve carefully chosen the exterior and interior paint colors for your project. Now the clients have told you that because of a bad experience with another building they manage, they want assurance that the painted surfaces can withstand high traffic wear and be cleaned as needed without damage.


Graco Inc.
Graco Mortar Pump

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Easy to use.
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SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings
SSPC 2016 Register Now!

SSPC2016 is earlier this year, don't forget to book your plane tickets and hotel. See you soon. For more information visit

Nationwide Overspray
Profession Overspray Removal Services

The Finest Name in Safe Overspray Removal. We specialize in removing all contaminants from any surface. Family Owned and Operated for 33 years! Fully insured. Satisfaction is guaranteed.

New resins from BASF will have metals loving water:

Excellent corrosion resistance, low VOC, high gloss, thin films

International Paint/AkzoNobel
Premium Low VOC Polyurethane Finish

AkzoNobel introduces Interthane 990V as a 250 g/l HAPS free polyurethane with outstanding color and gloss retention. 990V is fast curing and applicator friendly.

PPG Protective and Marine Coatings Group
Industrial strength performance in ONE can.

Now get the durability and protection of two components in one can: Amercoat® ONE, PSX® ONE and Sigmadur ONE.

Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America
Performance Amine 1,3-BAC

A highly reactive cycloaliphatic diamine offering superior performance. Reasonable cost and curing efficacy makes it suitable for all types of epoxy resin applications.

CS Unitec
Peening Preparation Tools

CS Unitec’s hand-held scarifiers are an ideal alternative to small-area shot blasting for cleaning and preparing concrete & metal surfaces.

Novatek Corporation
Dustless Coatings Removal

Strip it, clean it, and profile it,
all dust free! High production
rates and Blast like finishes.
Comply with new lead

Armakleen Company, The
ARMEX when nondestructive cleaning is critical

Use ARMEX to clean, remove paint and degrease a wide variety of substrates including metals, plastics, composites and masonry materials like brick, concrete and natural stone.

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