What to Look For in Exterior Rail Coatings

by Taylor Lewis, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine; Ana-Maria Hrnjak, Sherwin-Williams

Choosing a coating to protect the exteriors of rail cars requires a careful assessment of application needs, considering factors like environmental conditions, commodity exposure, desired longevity and maintenance requirements. This article outlines these decision factors and highlights some potenti...

What to Look For in Exterior Rail Coatings

by Taylor Lewis, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine; Ana-Maria Hrnjak, Sherwin-Williams

Choosing a coating to protect the exteriors of rail cars requires a careful assessment of application needs, considering factors like environmental conditions, commodity exposure, desired longevity and maintenance requirements. This article outlines these decision factors and highlights some potenti...

Tarps manufacturing, Inc.
Tarps manufacturing, Inc.

How Salt Shippers Can Beat a Shortage of End-Of-Life Rail Cars

by Matthew McDonald, Carboline

A shortage of hopper cars that comprise North America’s bulk salt shipping fleet is threatening to disrupt the consistent, reliable and cost-effective transportation of the commodity. The author explains how investing up front in newer rail cars with high-performance coatings can lead to benefits do...

How Salt Shippers Can Beat a Shortage of End-Of-Life Rail Cars

by Matthew McDonald, Carboline

A shortage of hopper cars that comprise North America’s bulk salt shipping fleet is threatening to disrupt the consistent, reliable and cost-effective transportation of the commodity. The author explains how investing up front in newer rail cars with high-performance coatings can lead to benefits do...

base painters
base painters

Let’s Get To It

Access Solutions for Protective Coatings Projects

by Robert Ikenberry; Katharine Stay, IRATA International; Michael Halliwell

Coatings projects often take place at height or in remote, difficult-to-access areas. This collection of excerpts from previous expert-written JPCL and PaintSquare articles, edited and updated for this issue by JPCL staff, provides guidance on access-related topics including scaffolding, rope access...

Let’s Get To It

Access Solutions for Protective Coatings Projects

by Robert Ikenberry; Katharine Stay, IRATA International; Michael Halliwell

Coatings projects often take place at height or in remote, difficult-to-access areas. This collection of excerpts from previous expert-written JPCL and PaintSquare articles, edited and updated for this issue by JPCL staff, provides guidance on access-related topics including scaffolding, rope access...

Rapid Prep, LLC
Rapid Prep, LLC

Recondition or Overcoat?

Assessing a Water Tank Project in Isanti, Minnesota

by Daniel Zienty, Bolton & Menk, Inc.; James Connor, Bolton & Menk, Inc.

Deciding whether to recondition or overcoat the exterior of a water storage tank usually comes down to its visual condition, but other factors come into play in the overall life cycle assessment. This article recaps a recent elevated tank painting project where a full reconditioning was initially sp...

Recondition or Overcoat?

Assessing a Water Tank Project in Isanti, Minnesota

by Daniel Zienty, Bolton & Menk, Inc.; James Connor, Bolton & Menk, Inc.

Deciding whether to recondition or overcoat the exterior of a water storage tank usually comes down to its visual condition, but other factors come into play in the overall life cycle assessment. This article recaps a recent elevated tank painting project where a full reconditioning was initially sp...

TMI Coatings, Inc.
TMI Coatings, Inc.

2024 Equipment Buying Guide

This annual directory features equipment and related supplies for protective and marine coating work from manufacturers, distributors and rental companies. This year’s edition includes listings of more than 140 equipment companies, obtained through a survey sent in April 2024 to companies known to J...

2024 Equipment Buying Guide

This annual directory features equipment and related supplies for protective and marine coating work from manufacturers, distributors and rental companies. This year’s edition includes listings of more than 140 equipment companies, obtained through a survey sent in April 2024 to companies known to J...

Seymour Midwest
Seymour Midwest
APV Engineered Coatings

APV Engineered Coatings

Tagged categories: Access; Acrylic; Exterior painting; Life cycle; Overcoating; Rail; Railcars; Rope access; Salt exposure; Scaffolding; Tank exteriors; Water Tanks; Water-borne; Work platform