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JAC March/April 2007

JAC March/April 2007

In This Issue...

Special Report

Directory of Anti-Grafitti Coatings and Removal Products

This directory lists and describes companies that provide products for the defense against removal of grafitti.

Directories/Buying Guides

Directory of Anti-Grafitti Coatings and Removal Products

This directory lists and describes companies that provide products for the defense against removal of grafitti.

Special Report

Anti-grafitti coatings: Taking aim against tagging

by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In the case of grafitti, however, the audience of beholders who see the beauty in this genre of “art” may amount to very select company.


Editor's Word

Architectural program a PACE-setter in Texas

by Joseph G. Maty, Editor, JAC

A big, Texas-size thank you to the stellar group of speakers who shared their talents and knowledge at the PACE 2007 (Paint and Coatings Expo) program track on architectural coatings in Dallas, sponsored by the Journal of Architectural Coatings.


At Dallas school district, combination of SPF, white reflective roof coating makes the grade

The insulating and seamless waterproofing properties of a spray polyurethane foam (SPF) roofing system, combined with the durability, resistance attributes, and heat-reflecting capabilities of a white urethane roof coating, figured prominently in a major roof renovation program carried out recently by the Dallas Independent School District.


Conference on Coating Wood Designed for Architects, Specifiers

Specifying and using coatings is a main focus of the Conference, “Coating Wood and Wood Composites: Designing for Durability,” scheduled for July 23-25 in Seattle and sponsored by the Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology and Journal of Architectural Coatings.


Contributors to the March/April 2007 issue of JAC.

Crash Course: Getting up to speed on penetrating parking-deck sealers

by Gary Henry, PROSOCO

The most commonly specificed penetrating, breathable sealers for parking decks come in three basic types: silane-based treatments, siloxane-based treatments, and blends of the two.

Passing the Test

Durability: Rules of the Grafitti Game

by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Materials Testing Technology LLC

It is estimated that the cost of grafitti abatement programs runs in excess of $12 billion annually in the U.S. alone.


Fire Resistive Coatings: Architectural designs figure prominently in use of thin-film intumescent coatings

The use of intumescent fire - resistive coatings figured prominently in a shimmering, glass curtain wall design for important structural support elements at a new research building at Harvard Medical School in Cambridge, MA.

From Russia, with style

Several types of passive fire protection technologies are used on structural steel in construction projects such as airports, commercial buildings, and recreational facilities.

Making the case for the SPF roof

The well established roofing system referred to here is spray polyurethane foam or SPF, which is applied to roof decks in a liquid form, expands and cures quickly to form a thick, seamless, waterproof, plastic-like roof, and typically is covered with a protective membrane, usually a liquid-applied coating.


Monster of a Midway Job

by Gary Henry, PROSOCO

Boasting 25,422 available parking spaces and encompassing approximately 3 million square feet of surface (nearly 70 acres, or the size of 52 NFL football fields) in driving and parking area, the six-level O’Hare International Elevated Parking Structure is one of the biggest parking garages in the nation.

New life, new look for once-glamorous stars

by Roger C. Mabe, PPG Industries, Inc.

After more than 20 years, the exterior metal of the high-rise office building on the east coast of South Florida was showing the effects of aging in the powerful subtropica elements, which include intense solar radiation, a salt-permeated seaside environment and the wind and rain of tropical storms and hurricanes. The exterior of the structure, built in the mid-1980s, was in need of serious attention.

Paint Today, Park Tomorrow

by Jim Dunaway, Wes Hensley, and Steve Mishra, Tremco Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing

Parking spaces can be a scarce commodity in many urban areas. One solution to this problem is to build multi-story parking decks instead of traditional parking lots.

Peeling Away the Years: Taking on the job of getting old coatings off

by Deborah Slaton, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.

Because properly selected and applied coating systems deliver a long service life, consideration is not always given to the reality that coatings may be destined for eventual removal.

Getting It Right

Securing the Deck

by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E.

Concrete, one of the most widely used and versatile construction materials, is the typical choice for parking-deck structures. Concrete decks are commonly subjected to moderate to severe exposures, depending on their location and use.


Sherwin-Williams color system makes fashion debut in New York

The Sherwin-Williams Company formally announced the launch of its Concepts in Color palette at the fall 2007 show of designer Cynthia Rowley, held during Fashion Week in New York.

Up Front: Portfolio

The High End

High-performance coatings and finishes are being put to the test in a variety of high-rise residential settings with diverse exterior substrates.


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

SABRE Autonomous Solutions
Safety, Productivity, Quality. Robotic Blasting

Learn how this simple to use, field deployed, automatic robot is eliminating hazards in major confined, cluttered and complex surface preparation projects.

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.

Graco Inc.
Graco Mortar Pump

The M680 sprays epoxy-based mortars, anti-skid coatings, cementitious and filled materials. Compact.
Easy to use.
Call 877-844-7226 or

Covestro (formerly Bayer)
Bayer MaterialScience is now Covestro.

The pioneering spirit of our first 150 years will drive the bold vision of our next 150: to develop the industry’s most innovative coatings solutions.

Clemco Industries Corp.
Powerful Protection in a Small Package

Mounts inside blast helmet, alerts operator to dangerous breathing-air condition by audible, visual, and vibratory alarms. Easily calibrated, battery operated.

Carboline Company
Fireproofing Solutions

Pyroclad® X1 Thermo-Lag® Pyrocrete® – protecting against hydrocarbon and jet fires, explosions, and cryogenic spills.

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

Abrasives Inc.
One Call Orders it All!

Life is good when it’s simple. We distribute Clemco blast equipment, nozzles & parts alongside our proven blast media. Make your call: Abrasives Inc. 800-584-7524

Corrosion Probe, Inc.
From Detection to Correction

Corrosion Probe, Inc. has the Most Concrete Coatings Experience and Expertise. Contact us today at

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