PaintSquare.com
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on LinkedIn Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram Visit the TPC Store
Search the site

 


Getting It Right
What works with wood

From JAC, June/July 2006

by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E.

Condition of substrate, preparation, and choice of finishes loom large...
(Login to read the full article)

   

Tagged categories: Stains; Surface preparation; Water repellents; Wood

Comment from Catherine Brooks, (11/7/2011, 1:26 PM)

If moisture is such a common problem, why would the author present power washing as a recommended method to clean the painted wood surface before painting? Doesn't that just increase the chances of moisture being driven into the wood requiring even more drying time? This 2006 article doesn't address the issue of toxic lead-based paint at all! Old paint put on wood before 1978 likely has lead in it. Almost certainly, pre 1950 paint does. Eliminating lead vapors and containing and safely disposing of lead paint waste is critical. See epa.gov/lead as a VERY SIMPLE starter. Powerwashing and chemicals make it very difficult to contain lead-paint waste. A new technology for safe paint removal is infrared heat. A speedheater operates at 400 degrees, way below the 1000 degrees of traditional heat guns. Therefore, it does not vaporize the lead at this lower temperature. In addition, the soft heated paint clumps when scraped and is much easier to contain than messy chemicals or water carrying paint remains. D&D needs to find a more up to date article to publish about appropriate wood prep before painting. Let's get up to modern time, folks.


Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

Advertisements
 
SAFE Systems, Inc.
 
Portable Blast &
Recovery Equipment
 
Trailer or skid mounted blast and recovery equipment. Systems designed for maximum versatility, environmental compliance
and overall cost savings.
Call 1-800-634-7278
 

 
Detail Masters
 
Overspray Removal
 
We offer professional, turnkey service and unparalleled quality!
Our process can save hundreds— even thousands of dollars. It's fast, environmentally safe and 100% guaranteed.
 

 
SEMicro Division, M.E. Taylor Engineering, Inc.
 
Coatings Adhesion Testers
 
The PATTI® accurately measures the bond strength between coating & substrate. Outfitted properly, the surface can be rough, porous, or curved & >10K psi strong!
 

 
Tarps manufacturing, Inc.
 
QUALITY MADE IN AMERICA —Available near you!
 
CLICK to get a behind-the-scenes look at how Tarps Manufacturing makes the highest-quality tarps right here in the USA — available nationwide.
 

 
Novatek Corporation
 
Novatek Corporation, Dustless Coatings Removal
 
Strip, clean and profile all dust free! Comply with new lead standards. Contact today: (866) 563-7800
 

 
RBW Enterprises, Inc.
 
Robotic Blasting and Painting
 
When using the FasterBlaster and FasterPainter, blasting and painting can be conducted simultaneously. View the video for a full explanation of the operation.
 

 
Clemco Industries Corp.
 
Maximum Dust Suppression Systems Start at $14,950
 
The system comprises proven technology and equipment with user-friendly flexibility in mind. See it in action.
 

 
Abrasives Inc.
 
Discover the MAGIC.
 
Black Magic® coal slag. It’s consistent, cleaner, cuts better, less dust. Get it where you need it, when you need it. Abrasives Inc. info@abrasivesinc.com
 

 
Industrial Vacuum Equipment Corp.
 
Hurricane Vacuums
& Dust Collectors
 
Vacuum and dust collector hose, filters and related accessories.
IndustrialVacuum.com
 

 
BASF
 
New resins from BASF will have metals loving water!
 
Excellent corrosion resistance, low VOC, high gloss, thin films www.basf.us/industrialcoatings dpsolutions@basf.com 800-231-7868
 

 
 
 
 

Technology Publishing Co., 1501 Reedsdale Street, Suite 2008, Pittsburgh, PA 15233

TEL 1-412-431-8300  • FAX  1-412-431-5428  •  EMAIL webmaster@paintsquare.com


The Technology Publishing Network

Durability + Design PaintSquare the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings Paint BidTracker

 
EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us