Shop Coat Versus Field Coat: the Pros and Cons

From JPCL, September 2016

By Charles S. Brown, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.

There seems to be a trend for bridge owners to believe that applying all three coats of paint in the shop is more cost-effective and will provide a better coating job on new steel. In this article, the author compares and contrasts shop coating and field painting on new steel and the various cost differences through two case histories from the Maryland State Highway Administration....

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Tagged categories: Bridges; Charles Brown; Coating Application; Cost-savings; Roads/Highways; Shop-applied coatings; Site/field testing

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