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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.

Blog Archives

Lead: Much Ado about Nothing?

I can think of few corrosion protective materials more durable, functional and versatile than lead. Setting aside the health issues for a moment, the history of lead is truly remarkable—like the Swiss Army Knife of materials.

Posted Monday, July 28, 2014 | 5 Comments


Coating Inspectors: Are We Necessary?

Over 30 years in the industry, I’ve been on most sides of many paint issues. I’ve owned a painting company; I’ve represented coatings; and I’m a coating consultant and inspector with an SSPC-PCS, NACE 3 and MBA.

Posted Thursday, April 24, 2014 | 23 Comments


Coating Inspectors: Are We Necessary?

Posted Thursday, April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments


‘Solutions’ That Also Teach Lessons

It all started over coffee with a friend. I had wondered to Dean, a coating rep, how it was that Chicago—the U.S.’s third-largest market—had never hosted a local corrosion conference

Posted Tuesday, March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments


How Much Does a Bad Paint Job Cost?

I’m passionate about everything pertaining to our industry. I have one company that consults on technical aspects of coating selection and application, and another that focuses on business development.

Posted Monday, February 24, 2014 | 2 Comments

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