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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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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 | 5 Comments


Failure? Analyze This (or Don't)

So, I get a call from the manager of a tony high-rise condo on Chicago’s Gold Coast.

Posted Monday, November 17, 2014 | 10 Comments


Driving Data from Disco to Digital

For nearly 30 years, I’ve watched, fascinated, as technology in the coatings industry has advanced.

Posted Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | 2 Comments


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 | 12 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

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