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Warren Brand

Coatings Consult by Warren Brand

Warren Brand’s coatings career has ranged from entry-level field painting to the presidency of two successful companies. Over nearly three decades, he has project-managed thousands of coating installations and developed specs for thousands of paint and coating applications. NACE Level 3 and SSPC PCS 2 certified, Brand, an MBA and martial-arts instructor, now heads Chicago Coatings Group, a leading coatings consultancy. Contact Warren.

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Unstoppable Ego v. Irresistible Force

As many of you know, my involvement with the coatings industry is not on the application side. As someone in the environmental field, my most common involvement is in the assessment of applied paints for lead content.

Posted Thursday, April 30, 2015 | 0 Comments


Standards: Guidelines or Gospel?

In coatings, as in every other profession, you can go by the book or you can go with what real life demands. Sometimes, those are very different paths.

Posted Monday, April 6, 2015 | 5 Comments


Seeking Sense from the Experts

It takes an enormous amount to get under my skin. But I just attended a conference for the benefit of Illinois DOT and came away appalled.

Posted Tuesday, March 24, 2015 | 15 Comments


When Bad Specs Happen to Good Projects

As we are well aware, many factors can and do cause premature coating failure. The usual suspects, it is widely accepted, are inadequate surface preparation and coating application.

Posted Thursday, March 19, 2015 | 4 Comments


OSHA Missteps on SVEP

It’s been five years since OSHA launched its Severe Violator Enforcement Program, and two years since an agency White Paper trumpeted the program’s “strong start” and progress on “key goals.”

Posted Monday, January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

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