Articles (242)


Focus On

from JPCL, September 2019


JPCL Anniversary Archives

from JPCL, September 2019


What You Need To Know: Are You a Quality Control Inspector? By Whose Definition?

from JPCL, August 2019 ; by Troy Fraebel, ABKaelin, LLC


Bridge Painting: Progress Through Community

from JPCL, July 2019 ; by Robert Kogler, Rampart LLC

Bob Kogler, a coating professional for the past three decades who has worked extensiv...


Coating Petrochemical Facilities: A Matter of Time

from JPCL, July 2019 ; by Peter Bock, Performance Polymers Americas LLC

In this editorial compilation, Peter Bock looks back on his tenure as a coating speci...


Pipeline Coatings: Safeguarding and Streamlining the Transmission of Energy Resources

from JPCL, July 2019 ; by Dr. Jeffrey David Rogozinski, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings

Dr. Jeffrey David Rogozinski, a pipeline coatings subject-matter expert for the Sherw...


Top of the News

from JPCL, April 2019


Where Did Those Towers Come From?

from JPCL, April 2019 ; by Curt Hickcox, PCS, Public Utilities Maintenance, Inc.

The author’s company was approached by a major electric utility to coat two very tall...


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, March 2019


Investigating Failure

from JPCL, February 2019


Surface-Prep Considerations: A Tale of Two Tanks

from JPCL, December 2018 ; by Warren Brand, Chicago Corrosion Group, LLC.

Methods and implementation of surface preparation can determine the service life, suc...


Top of the News

from JPCL, December 2018


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, September 2018


Office to Field: Lost in Translation

from JPCL, August 2018 ; by Troy Fraebel, ABKaelin, LLC


The Effect of Surface Preparation Grades of Weld Seam on Coating Performance

from JPCL, July 2018 ; by Sang-Moon Shin, Chung-Seo Park, Seung-Gon Choo, Eun-Ha Song and Han-Jin Bae, Hyundai Heavy Industries

According to the international surface prepa-ration standard for welds, preparation g...


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, June 2018


Abrasive Media Economics

from PaintSquare Press, Summer 2018


UHP Waterjetting Para Acero Nuevo y Envejecido

from JPCL APP Español, Septiembre 2017 ; by Joao Azevedo, The Sherwin-Williams Company, Portugal

Mediante pruebas de rendimiento y casos de proyectos reales, este artículo confirma q...


Cost Savings and Best Practices in Air Abrasive Blasting

from JPCL, May 2018 ; by Greg Baker, BlastOne International

There are important criteria to consider when choosing a surface preparation method a...


Focus On: Measuring Surface Profile

from JPCL, May 2018 ; by Jody Wenzel, DeFelsko Corporation

Power-Tool-Cleaned Surfaces: New Insights into Surface Profile Measurement


From the Blogs: Aiming for a ‘Goldilocks’ System

from PaintSquare Press, Spring 2018


New Products

from PaintSquare Press, Spring 2018


The Importance of Nozzle Selection in Waterjetting

from PaintSquare Press, Spring 2018


Focus On: Field Surface Prep

from JPCL, March 2018 ; by Jared Rigo, HRV Conformance Verification Associates, Inc.

Issues and Challenges of Field Surface Preparation


SSPC on the Front Line

from JPCL, February 2018

SSPC Training Hits the Road


The Coolest Project

from JPCL, March 2018 ; by Bradley Box, Industrial Corrosion Control, Inc. (ICCI)

Thinking Outside the Containment


On the Corrosion Effects of Reblasted Steel

from JPCL, January 2018 ; by Carl Reed and Sarah Olthof, GPI Laboratories, Inc.; and Kat Coronado and Heather Cui, International Paint, LLC

It is not uncommon during the course of abrasive-blast surface preparation to overbla...


Preventing Crevice Corrosion in New and Existing Steel Structures

from JPCL, January 2018 ; by Eric Shoyer and Pete Ault, Elzly Technology Corporation; and Peter McDonagh and Brian Prazenka, Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority

Bolted joints in steel structures contain multiple crevices between the bolted member...


Inhalation Hazards Associated with Abrasive Blasting

from JPCL, December 2017 ; by Thomas E. Enger, MS, CSP, CHMM, Clemco Industries Corp.

This article explores the inhalation hazards associated with the blast media, substra...


Uncovering History: Paint Analysis & Restoration at the Eustis Estate

from D+D In Depth, December 2017 ; by AMY WOODALL, DURABILITY + DESIGN

When regional heritage organization Historic New England undertook restoration of the...


Faux Real Retro Tank Rehab

from JPCL, November 2017 ; by Gregory R.“Chip” Stein, P.E., Tank Industry Consultants

What do city planners do when their “ugly old water tower” stands right smack dab in ...


Dealing with Lead Paint Removal

from D+D In Depth, October 2017 ; by GREGORY A. DOWELL AND EDWARD A. GERNS, WISS, JANNEY, ELSTNER ASSOCIATES

If you encounter lead paint during a repair or restoration project, you need to know ...


Troubled Bridge Over Salt Water

from JPCL, October 2017 ; by Michael O. Woodward, Carboline Company

Surrounded by high-rise buildings and crossing the Miami River, the Miami Avenue Brid...


Meeting the Challenges of Offshore Coating Service: Methods & Materials

from JPCL, September 2017 ; by Mark B. Dromgool, KTA-Tator Australia Pty Ltd

Due to the risks of hydrocarbon fires or explosions and the fragility of some operati...


UHP Waterjetting for New and Aged Steel

from JPCL, September 2017 ; by Joao Azevedo, The Sherwin-Williams Company, Portugal

Through performance testing and live project cases, this article confirms that when t...


Fundamentals of Roof Coating System Specifications: The Keys to Success

from D+D In Depth, August 2017 ; by ERIC BENNUNG, ACRYMAX TECHNOLOGIES INC.

Despite the wide variety of roof coatings on the market, there are several key princi...


Top of the News

from JPCL, August 2017

Bridge Brothers Documentary Available at PaintSquare.com


Transmission Tower and Pole Painting: A Challenge for All Involved

from JPCL, August 2017 ; by Matthew McCane, PCS, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. and Curt Hickcox, PCS Public Utilities Maintenance, Inc.

That our electrical transmission system is aging and degrading from corrosion is a gi...


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, August 2017

PaintSquare Comments, Top 10 News, Poll


Standards Used for Partial Coating Removal During Maintenance Painting

from JPCL, July 2017 ; by J. Peter Ault, P.E., PCS and Eric Shoyer, Elzly Technology Corporation

Partial surface preparation is a cost-saving concept with merit and demonstrated succ...


The 2017 Annual Equipment Buying Guide

from JPCL, June 2017

The JPCL Equipment Buying Guide lists products, equipment and supplies for protective...


History Is Investigation: An Introduction to Historic Finish Analysis

from D+D In Depth, June 2017 ; by ALLEN ZIELNIK, ATLAS MATERIAL TESTING TECHNOLOGY LLC

In the world of historic preservation, paint analysis is frequently used to identify ...


Hunting for the Scope of Work

from JPCL, May 2017 ; by Troy Fraebel, ABKaelin, LLC, and Chuck Fite, The Sherwin-Williams Company


What is Your Dehumidification IQ?: Answers to the 12 Most Common DH Questions

from JPCL, May 2017 ; by Russ Brown and Loyd Krueger, Polygon US

Dehumidification professionals answer 12 commonly asked questions which seem to consi...


Building Consensus: How to Approach Moisture in Your Next Project

from D+D Print, Spring 2017 ; by Amy Woodall, Editor

Moisture intrusion is one of the biggest painting contractor concerns, and it’s impor...


Challenges Encountered with In-Process Cleaning and Painting of Buildings

from D+D Print, Spring 2017 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator, Inc.

Get answers to questions regarding surface preparation, application and final thickne...


Tackling Graffiti With Technology

from D+D Print, Spring 2017 ; by Allen Zielnik, ATLAS Material Testing Technology

An arsenal of weapons — from removal methods to coatings — is available to help clean...


A Preservation Perspective on Coatings

from D+D In Depth, March 2017 ; by DEBORAH SLATON, WISS, JANNEY, ELSTNER ASSOCIATES INC.

Coatings play a significant role in the rehabilitation of historic structures, with c...


Zinc-Rich Primer and UHP Waterjetting in Severe Marine Environments

from JPCL, March 2017 ; by Philippe Le Calvé, Anticorr Conseil; and Christian Favennec And Nicolas Bocca, DCNS

Studies compare waterjetting and abrasive blasting on zinc primers in severe marine e...


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, March 2017


Key Considerations for Coating Metal Roofs

from D+D In Depth, March 2017 ; by STEVEN HEINJE, GAF

From cleaning to working with factory finishes, there are a number of issues to be aw...


Trends in Maintenance + Restoration: A Conversation with Joshua Freedland, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

from D+D Print, Winter 2017

“With the increased availability of information and improved knowledge-sharing capabi...


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, February 2017


Evaluation of Surface Preparation Methods to Remediate Chlorides on Bridges

from JPCL, January 2017 ; by Bobby Meade, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.; Michael Baase, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet; and Theodore Hopwood Ii and Sudhir Palle, University Of Kentucky

The cost of maintaining a protective coating during the service life of a bridge can ...


PLAY BALL!: Painting Milwaukee’s Miller Park Stadium

from D+D In Depth, December 2016 ; by Rich Purnell, The BASE Group Inc.

Miller Park, the home of the Milwaukee Brewers baseball team, has the country’s only ...


Russian Roulette: Coating Performance With or Without a Sulfide Removal Treatment

from JPCL, November 2016 ; by Dr. Yasir Idlibi, MICHAL Consulting; Jason Hartt, ADANAC Global Testing & Inspection; Dr. Mike O’Donoghue and Vijay Datta, MS, International Paint LLC; and Bill Johnson, AScT, Acuren Group Inc.

Is there such a thing as “blind chance”? Enter the realm of cause and effect and lini...


Building a Solid Foundation for Concrete Floor Coatings: A Guide to Inspection and Surface Preparation

from D+D In Depth, November 2016 ; by Steven Reinstadtler, Covestro LLC

An attractive, durable concrete floor coating requires methodical preparation before ...


New Orleans Welcomes Water Quality, Waterjetting Shows

from JPCL, September 2016


The Difference Between Waterjetting and Wet Abrasive Blasting

from JPCL, September 2016 ; by Duane T. Hough, Champion Painting Specialty Services Corp.

In this article, the author discusses common misconceptions about what waterjetting a...


Top of the News

from JPCL, September 2016


Measuring Surface Profile on Bare Metal Surfaces Cleaned by Power Tools

from JPCL, August 2016


Moisture Testing and Moisture Surveys: Assessing Concrete Floors for Coating Readiness

from JPCL, August 2016 ; by Brian O’Farrell, DP Coatings Ltd.

There are many ways moisture can affect concrete floor coatings but moisture testing ...


When Size Matters: Determining Efficient Blast Containment Size With Brooklyn Bridge Project Data

from JPCL, August 2016 ; by Guerman Vainblat, PE, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. and Timur Kolchinskiy, EIT, Hirani Engineering

For this article, the authors compiled and analyzed three years of data collected dur...


Editing the Trouble Out of Painting Specifications

from D+D In Depth, July 2016 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator Inc.

Don’t let confusing, incomplete or technically incorrect painting specifications open...


The Effect of Surface Preparation on Coating Performance

from JPCL, July 2016 ; by Patrick Cassidy, Elzly Technology Corporation and Paul Slebodnick, James Tagert and James Martin, U.S. Naval Research Lab

This article describes a study of the effect of profile type, profile height, the ext...


Top of the News

from JPCL, June 2016


Improving Surface Prep Productivity with Rectangular Blasting Nozzles

from JPCL, May 2016 ; by Chang-Hun Lee, Byeong-Hun Do, Won-Jun Yun and Han-Jin Bae, Hyundai Heavy Industries, Co., Ltd.

The authors share processes and results of tests for velocity, spray width and work e...


SSPC-SP 1: Basic, But Important

from JPCL, May 2016


Top of the News

from JPCL, May 2016


Top of the News

from JPCL, March 2016

Houston Coating Society to hold annual painters competition.


Selecting Coatings for Hospitals by Service Area

from D+D In Depth, March 2016 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., KTA-Tator Inc.

The author describes criteria for selection of coatings in the variety of hospital fu...


Paint as a Powerful Tool in
Health-Care Settings

from D+D In Depth, March 2016 ; by Steve Revnew, Sherwin-Williams

For many people, paint is nothing more than a color on a wall. But when it comes to c...


SSPC Surface Preparation Standards Update

from JPCL, February 2016


Development of Materials and Process Metrics for High-Performance Abrasive Blast Surface Preparation

from JPCL, February 2016 ; by Robert Kogler and Laura Erickson, Rampart LLC

The authors describe ongoing work being conducted with the Center for Corrosion Scien...


From Bond Breakers to Sealants:
Anathema to Painting of Concrete

from D+D In Depth, January 2016 ; by Richard A. Burgess, KTA-Tator Inc.

The author explains why bond breakers, form release agents, curing membranes and seal...


Prepare Hot-Dip Galvanized Coating Surfaces for Painting

from JPCL, January 2016 ; by Dr. Thomas J. Langill, American Galvanizers Association


On Specifying Abrasive Sieve Size

from JPCL, December 2015


Final Free Webinars of 2015 Offered in December

from JPCL, November 2015


Effect of RH on the Time Between Blasting and Priming

from JPCL, October 2015

How long can a blasted surface be left before priming under different temperatures/re...


Advantages, Applications and Unique Considerations of Robotic Waterblast Equipment

from JPCL, September 2015 ; by Peter Wright, WaterJet Technology Association and Industrial & Municipal Cleaning Association (WJTA-IMCA)

In this month’s edition of Basic Training, the author compares robotic waterjetting...


WEFTEC 2015 Returns to Chicago; New Orleans Welcomes WJTA-IMCA Conference

from JPCL, September 2015


Adventures in Tank Lining

from JPCL, August 2015 ; by Peter Bock, Advanced Polymerics, Inc.

The author recounts details of a vinyl ester tank relining project during a swelterin...


Basic Training: Maintaining an Old Icon with a New Technology

from JPCL, August 2015 ; by Greg Peters, SABRE Autonomous Solutions, and Dr. Gavin Paul, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

The authors outline the development and implementation of Rosie and Sandy, two autono...


Top of the News

from JPCL, August 2015

Thickness Measuring, Waterjetting Webinars on the Slate for September


Project Preview

from JPCL, July 2015

$22.4M bridge rehab contract awarded


Replica Tape: Unlocking Hidden Information

from JPCL, July 2015 ; by David Beamish, DeFelsko Corporation

A surface profile is composed of a complex pattern of peaks and valleys. This article...


Running a Tight Ship: UHP Waterjetting and Surface-Tolerant Coatings in Newbuilding Applications

from JPCL, July 2015 ; by Nuno Cipriano, Ultrablast Lassarat Ltd., Brazil

This article describes how these combined technologies in newbuilding projects can pr...


Top of the News

from JPCL, July 2015

Webinar studies weathering on Florida bridges


Problems with galvanizing

from JPCL, June 2015 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc. Richard A. Burgess, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


On when to waterjet bridges

from JPCL, May 2015

When should you specify ultra-high-pressure (UHP) waterjetting on bridges?


Surfaces, Standards and Semantics: A Close Look at Surface Cleaning Standards: Hand- and Power-Tool Cleaning

from JPCL, May 2015 ; by Rob Francis, R A Francis Consulting Services Pty Ltd

Part 1 of this column on surface preparation standards, published in the February 201...


Surface Tension

from D+D Print, April 2015 ; by Raymond S. Tombaugh, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc.

Take the right steps to protect steel and galvanized decking in natatorium ceilings.


Guiding Light

from D+D Print, March 2015

Readers shine a light on job specifications for painting a lighthouse.


Visual surface preparation standards

from JPCL, February 2015 ; by Rob Francis, R A Francis Consulting Services Pty Ltd


Project Preview

from JPCL, January 2015

Jimmie Davis Bridge contract awarded; public picks purple paint


Roughing It Up

from D+D Print, January 2015 ; by Joe Reardon, SASE

When concrete needs profiling, these machines get it done.


State of the Industry 2015

from D+D Print, January 2015 ; by Amy Woodall

Executives delve into the challenges and opportunities for the year ahead.


Tools and Techniques for Measuring Coating Quality

from D+D Print, January 2015 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator Inc.

Part 2: Moisture Detection


On surface prep challenges, time & costs

from JPCL, December 2014

A specification for a bridge to be built of high-performance weathering steel requir...


Safe use of chemical strippers

from JPCL, December 2014


The Power of Prep

from D+D Print, December 2014 ; by Fred Goodwin, FICRI, FACI, BASF Construction Chemicals

Proper surface preparation on concrete means the difference between coating success a...


Tools + Equipment Buying Guide

from D+D Print, December 2014

Durability + Design's Tools + Equipment Buying Guide for 2015 offers this comprehensi...


On Surface Prep in Non-Sparking Environments

from JPCL, November 2014

How should surface preparation be conducted in non-sparking atmospheres?


Over-the-Top Performance

from D+D Print, November 2014 ; by Frank Lewis, SUNDEK Decorative Concrete Products

For decorative concrete overlays that perform, avoid these ‘wrong turns.’


Making It Stick

from D+D Print, October 2014 ; by James D. Machen, KTA-Tator, Inc.

Overcoating factory-finished architectural metal poses problems, but proper prep can ...


New Again

from D+D Print, October 2014 ; by Gary Henry

A venerable Chicago Schoolhouse gets a renewed lease on life.


On removing thick-film elastomeric floor coatings

from JPCL, September 2014


Safe Use of Ultra-High-Pressure Waterjetting

from JPCL, September 2014


Assessment Married to Specification Is Key to Dominion Transmission’s Maintenance Painting Program

from JPCL, The Facility Owner's Perspective 2014 Special Issue; by Harold Hower, JPCL

Dominion Transmission, Inc. (DTI), an interstate natural gas transmission subsidiary ...


Coating Maintenance at an Oil Refinery

from JPCL, The Facility Owner's Perspective 2014 Special Issue; by Dan Mobbs, Assistant Editor, JPCL Europe

Assistant editor of JPCL Europe, Dan Mobbs interviewed engineering manager Andy Smith...


Maximizing Shipbuilding Production by Modernizing Facilities & Processes

from JPCL, The Facility Owner's Perspective 2014 Special Issue; by Katie Urbas, Planning Supervisor — Blast, Paint, General, and Temporary Services, General Dynamics NASSCO

General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard began to transform the way that it produced ships in...


Monoko, LLC Awarded O’Neal Bridge Rehab Contract

from JPCL, August 2014 ; by Katelyn Antolik, Paint BidTracker


San Antonio Power Plant Asset Protection Program

from JPCL, The Facility Owner's Perspective 2014 Special Issue; by Mario Sanjuan, P.E., Senior Manager, Mechanical Projects, CPS Energy; and Kirk Wissmar, P.E., Engineering Surveys Department Manager, KTA-Tator, Inc.

In 2010, CPS Energy made a decision to obtain the services of an outside consultant t...


Setting up air abrasive blast equipment

from JPCL, August 2014


The case of improperly cleaned surfaces

from JPCL, August 2014 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., KTA-Tator, Inc. Rich Burgess, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor

Failures in Preparation or Specification?


Surface Preparation: Adventures in Frustration

from JPCL, July 2014 ; by Peter Bock, CorrLine International, LLC

Visual surface preparation standards are subject to individual interpretation by owne...


Project Preview

from JPCL, May 2014


Safety considerations for abrasive blasting

from JPCL, May 2014


Profiles in Surface Prep

from D+D Print, May 2014 ; by Gary Henry

Sometimes just getting the surface ready for coating is the hardest part of the job.


Capitol Challenge

from D+D Print, April 2014 ; by William Waterston, AIA, RRC, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates; and Barbara Thornton, AIA, Brewster Thornton Group Architects

Conservators battle water intrusion at the Rhode Island Statehouse.


Profiles in Surface Prep

from D+D Print, March 2014 ; by Gary Henry

Construction professionals showcase examples of prepping concrete surfaces for furthe...


Polyurea “Loose” Liners: A Floating Fix for Cracked Concrete Secondary Containment

from JPCL, February 2014 ; by Kristin Leonard, Bechtel Corp.

This article evaluates the performance of a polyurea “loose” lining system for repair...


Power tool cleaning

from JPCL, February 2014


Spot Assessments of Ongoing Cleaning and Painting Projects

from D+D Print, February 2014 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber and Kevin J. Brown, KTA-Tator Inc.

An ounce of inspection may be worth a pound of do-over.


On increasing waterjetting pressure and cleaning rates

from JPCL, January 2014

There are ways to increase the pressure for waterjetting above 20,000 psi. What are t...


Assuring the quality of abrasives

from JPCL, November 2013


Top of the News

from JPCL, November 2013


SSPC News

from JPCL, October 2013

Comments sought on OSHA crystalline silica rule


Top of the News

from JPCL, October 2013

November webinar on power tools offered


Tools and methods of hand tool cleaning

from JPCL, September 2013


A Sampling of Trends in Product Development for Environmental Control

from JPCL, Three Decades of Change in the Coatings Industry 2013 Special Issue; by Anita M. Socci, Managing Editor, JPCL


It’s All Relative—Advances in Environmental Controls for Coating Work

from JPCL, Three Decades of Change in the Coatings Industry 2013 Special Issue; by Robert Ikenberry, California Engineering Contractors Inc.


Recent Developments in SSPC Surface Prep Standards

from JPCL, Three Decades of Change in the Coatings Industry 2013 Special Issue; by The JPCL Staff


Regulations in Coatings Work: Key Developments Over 30 Years

from JPCL, Three Decades of Change in the Coatings Industry 2013 Special Issue; by Alison B. Kaelin, CQA, ABKaelin, LLC


Surface Preparation: A Continuing Evolution

from JPCL, Three Decades of Change in the Coatings Industry 2013 Special Issue; by Charles Lange, JPCL


Graffiti Costs and Cleanup: How Coatings Can Help

from D+D Print, July/August 2013 ; by Alan Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

Graffiti-removal costs put a significant strain on both government and private budget...


Industry Standards for Surface Preparation

from D+D Print, July/August 2013 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator, Inc.

Thorough surface preparation is necessary to achieve long-term coating performance. T...


News

from JPCL, July 2013


2013 Equipment Buying Guide

from JPCL, June 2013

This year’s Equipment Buying Guide lists products, equipment, and supplies for protec...


Concrete Sealers

from D+D Print, June 2013 ; by Jayson Helsel, KTA-Tator, Inc.

Applying concrete sealers over new or existing concrete is a practical solution for p...


SSPC News

from JPCL, May 2013


Rules of Removal, Chemical Stripping and Historic Masonry

from D+D Print, May 2013 ; by Courtney Murdock, AMT Lab

The author explains the process for removing coatings from historic substrates, speci...


The Buzz

from JPCL, April 2013


In Situ Pipeline Coating Process Passes Saudi Desert Test

from JPCL, February 2013 ; by Baker S. Hammad, BSH Engineering Consultant Office

In this article, the author explains and breaks down the In Situ coating process step...


Top of the News

from JPCL, February 2013


New SSPC Standard Helps Determine Compliance with Profile Requirements

from JPCL, December 2012 ; by Aimée Beggs and Heather Stiner, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings

The authors report on a new standard, SSPC-PA 17, on steel profile and its complement...


On static electricity and abrasive blasting

from JPCL, December 2012

What causes static electricity during abrasive blasting? What risk does it pose, and ...


Architectural Coatings: State of the Technology

from D+D Online Features, December online 2012

Durability + Design asked leaders from a cross-section of the coatings industr...


A Green Roofing Report Card

from D+D Online Features, October 2012 ; by Jen Kramer

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification process is a v...


LEEDing the Way to Green Roofing

from D+D Online Features, October 2012 ; by Jen Kramer

Imagine going to school in a building where the classroom itself is an integral part ...


What is a Green Abrasive?

from JPCL, October 2012 ; by David Dorrow, Mineral Aggregates Inc.

The author discusses strides the surface preparation industry has made in green abra...


Influence of UHP Waterjetting on Shop-Primed Steel in New Construction, Part 3

from JPCL, August 2012 ; by Philippe Le Calvé, DCNS; Jean-Pierre Pautasso, Direction Générale de I’Armement; and Nathalie Le Bozec, French Corrosion Institute

In this article, the authors describe the third and final part of a study that involv...


Top of the News

from JPCL, August 2012

Webinars address plural component and pipeline issues


On removing uncured coatings without blasting

from JPCL, July 2012

How do you remove all traces of an uncured internal coating from a tank when abrasive...


Six Key Points You Should Know about Concrete Surface Preparation before Coating Application

from JPCL, July 2012 ; by Fred Goodwin, BASF Construction Chemicals


On the time between blasting and priming

from JPCL, June 2012

How long can a blasted surface be left before priming under different temperatures/ r...


The case of…too many choices

from JPCL, January 2012 ; by Eric S. Kline, KTA-Tator, Inc., Richard A. Burgess, Series Technical Editor


On the cleanliness of stainless steel

from JPCL, December 2011


Removing coal tar epoxies

from JPCL, November 2011


Keeping Workers Safe During Abrasive Blasting

from JPCL, November 2011 ; by Thomas E. Enger, MS, CSP, CHMM, Clemco Industries Corp.

The purpose of this article is to attempt to provide the reader with a basic understa...


How Coatings Perform over Waterjetting in New Construction

from JPCL, September 2011 ; by Philippe Le Calvé, DCNS, France; Jean-Pierre Pautasso, Direction Générale pour I’Armement, France; and Nathalie le Bozec, French Corrosion Institute, France

The authors report on the performance of commonly used paint systems for the protecti...


Remedying excessive profile

from JPCL, September 2011

This Month's Question: What is the remedial action if a blaster produces too high a ...


Characterizing Surfaces after UHP Waterjetting in New Ship Construction

from JPCL, May 2011 ; by Philippe Le Calvé, DCNS, France; Jean-Pierre Pautasso, Direction Générale de I’Armement, France; and Nathalie Le Bozec, French Corrosion Institute

The authors report on the first part of a study on the use of UHP waterjetting for se...


News

from JPCL, May 2011


Top of the News

from JPCL, May 2011


Angels and Demons in the Realm of Protective Coatings: The Underworld of VOCs

from JPCL, April 2011 ; by Mike O’Donoghue, Ph.D.; V.J. Datta, MS; and Russell Spotten, International Paint, LLC

The authors examine the "angels and demons" that coatings with exempt solvents pose f...


Abrasive blasting: Achieving efficiency and profitability

from JPCL, November 2010 ; by Patti Roman, Clemco Industries


Forging a Bond: Surface Prep’s Tie to Strong Adhesion

from D+D Online Features, November 2010 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E.

Performance shortcomings of coatings applied to concrete-floor surfaces are certainly...


Building a Formula for Removing Coatings from Masonry Surfaces

from D+D Online Features, November 2010 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber

Frequently during the life of a building constructed of concrete masonry units (CMU) ...


Stucco Unstuck

from PWC, November/December 2010 ; by Rick Huntley


The Weather Factor

from PWC, November/December 2010 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber

Don't let conditions rain on your painting parade. Get a sneak peek at Durability ...


Gilded Age Gems: Restoring Victorian Grandeur in SoHo’s Historic Cast Iron District

from D+D Online Features, August 2010 ; by Crystal S. Gosine

The 26 blocks that comprise New York City’s SoHo Cast Iron Historic District encompas...


EPA's proposed rule on coal wastes

from JPCL, August 2010 ; by Alison B. Kaelin, CQA, KTA-Tator, Inc.


Top of the News

from JPCL, August 2010

EPA plans hearings on coal waste proposal; PaintSquare News refocused to serve protec...


What's New in Equipment for Protective Coating Work

from JPCL, August 2010 ; by JPCL staff

Based on information provided to JPCL about products introduced between June 2009 and...


Cleaning Exotic Woods

from PWC, July/August 2010 ; by Diane M. Calabrese and Brett Martin

What's in a name? Everything, when you're pressure-washing different wood species. Pl...


On cleaning rates with abrasive recycling

from JPCL, July 2010

How does abrasive recycling affect cleaning rates when steel is blast-cleaned in the...


Safety monitoring and remote control systems for blasting in shipyards

from JPCL, July 2010


Coating on Thames Barrier Assessed after 25 Years

from JPCL, June 2010 ; by Martin Earlam, UK Environment Agency

Ship collision gives water jetting roles in environmental protection, Barrier coating...


Supporting the Troops: Complex Strategy Worked for Repainting Ft. Lewis Water Tank

from JPCL, June 2010 ; by Susan Drozdz, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, with contributions from Mike Hasbrook, Washington Industrial Coatings

In this photo essay, the authors depict the maintenance painting of a 200,000-gallon ...


Green Dreams Awaken to Common Sense

from PWC, May/June 2010 ; by Jim Parodi


Overcoating the Caruthersville Bridge: Met the Challenges from System Selection to Application and Protection

from JPCL, May 2010 ; by Ernst Toussaint, EIT; Ross Sherwood, EIT, Tennessee Department of Transportation; and Scott Stotlemeyer, PE, Missouri Department of Transportation

The authors discuss the unique requirements of the calcium sulfonate system used on t...


On safe surface prep for offshore platforms

from JPCL, April 2010


Laboratory Testing of Candidate Coating Systems for Protecting A 490 Bolts in One World Trade Center Construction

from JPCL, March 2010 ; by John Bullard, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, and William D. Corbett, KTA-Tator, Inc.

In this article, the authors report on the surface preparation and coating system se...


Maintenance Tips: Passive fire protection application with plural-component gear

from JPCL, February 2010


Problem Solving Forum: On measuring surface profile in the field

from JPCL, February 2010


Products

from JPCL, February 2010


Soluble Salts beneath Coatings - An Overview

from JPCL, February 2010 ; by Kenneth B. Tator, P.E., KTA-Tator, Inc.

Part 1 in a series on soluble salts, this article offers a summary of recent research...


How Does Waterjet Cleaning Affect the Surface and Surface Preparation?

from JPCL, January 2010 ; by Lydia M. Frenzel, Ph.D., Advisory Council

This article describes the history of waterjet cleaning, discusses the effect that pr...


New Product Spotlight

from PWC, January/February 2010


Products

from JPCL, January 2010


Trowel-Applied Mortar Systems for Floors: Tips for Specifiers and Installers

from JPCL, January 2010 ; by Casey Ball, The Sherwin-Williams Company


2 Metals, 1 Failure

from PWC, December 2009 ; by Rick Huntley

A major mess reveals a dirty little secret.


Cases from the F-Files: Who Reads Instructions Anyway?

from JPCL, December 2009 ; by Rick A. Huntley, Senior Coatings Consultant, KTA-Tator, Inc.; Richard Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor

The Case of the Failing Floor Coating


Making History

from PWC, December 2009 ; by John Leeke

Painting old and historic buildings raises special issues. Here are some key consider...


New Product Spotlight

from PWC, December 2009


Problem Solving Forum: Checking Abrasives in the Field

from JPCL, November 2009

Many SSPC and ISO standards can be used in the laboratory to check the quality of abr...


Problem Solving Forum: On Abrasive Blasting Thin Steel Substrates

from JPCL, October 2009

What do you do when the spec calls for SSPC-SP 10, Near-White, but the metal gauge wo...


New Product Spotlight

from PWC, September/October 2009


Product News

from JPCL, September 2009


The Case of the Shop Job: Coated Equipment Sent North but Coating Performance Went South

from JPCL, September 2009 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., KTA-Tator, Inc.; Richard Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


What's New?

from PWC, September/October 2009 ; by Mary Chollet-Lordan

The latest tools and applicators provide a great start to a winning finish. Also: Buy...


Mies, modernism, and metals: Formulating recoating approaches for 20th century landmarks

from JAC, August/September 2009 ; by Deborah Slaton and Joshua Freedland, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.

Protocols developed for Chicago structures strike a balance based on legendary design...


Products

from JPCL, August 2009

Product News: Floor Coating Cures with UV; Accelerated Test Can Mimic 63 Years of UV;...


Radical Change: The Past 25 Years in the Coatings Industry

from JPCL, August 2009 ; by David Boyd, Vulcan Painters, Inc.

As an industrial painting contractor, like contractors in other trades, I've seen and...


Regulations and Coatings Work: Key Developments over 25 Years

from JPCL, August 2009 ; by Alison B. Kaelin, CQA, KTA-Tator Inc., and Karen A. Kapsanis, JPCL

Regulations on protecting workers and the environment (including the public) have dri...


Rescuing an iconic symbol of the WWII home front

from JAC, August/September 2009 ; by Burt Olhiser, Vantage Point Consulting

Restoration team muster its expertise, energy to rehabiliate and adapt significant ex...


Spotlight on coatings removal / surface preparation

from JAC, August/September 2009

Special advertising gallery of methods, materials reflecting the inexorable progressi...


Surface Preparation: Practices, Equipment, and Standards through 25 Years

from JPCL, August 2009 ; by Daryl Fleming and Jodi Temyer, JPCL

As surface preparation practices, regulations, and equipment changed, so did SSPC's s...


Top Product Developments, 1984 to the Present

from JPCL, August 2009 ; by Harold Hower, Technology Publishing/PaintSquare

The past 25 years will likely be seen as the Golden Age of information technology, wh...


In-Ear Noise Monitoring from Howard Leight

from JPCL, July 2009


Studies on secondary surface prep after UHPWJ and on preparing concrete

from JPCL, July 2009


2009 Equipment Buying Guide - Surface Preparation

from JPCL, June 2009


A Towering Tale of Bridge Coating: How Caltrans Kept Quality High and Costs Low

from JPCL, June 2009 ; by W.H. (Bill) Hansel, PCS, California State Department of Transportation

The Vincent Thomas Bridge serves as a major route of transportation in Los Angeles Co...


Department of defense: Protecting wood exteriors

from JAC, June/July 2009 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., KTA-Tator Inc.

Successful strategies are built on attention to substrate condition, selection of coa...


Gray? No way!

from JAC, June/July 2009 ; by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

A varied palette of color and design options creates a host of choices for the concre...


An Overview of Preparing Concrete for Coatings: What to Ask, What to Do, and Where to Find Help

from JPCL, May 2009 ; by Fred Goodwin, Fellow Scientist, BASF Construction Chemicals

Key questions to ask about the surface preparation of concrete are covered in this ar...


An Update on Regulatory Action Affecting Maintenance Painting Work

from JPCL, May 2009 ; by Alison B. Kaelin, CQA, KTA-Tator, Inc.


Coating concrete: double-check your specs

from JPCL, May 2009 ; by Kevin Morris, Market Development Director, Water and Wastewater, The Sherwin-Williams Company

Editor's Note: This article is a condensed version of a paper the author presented at...


RPM Has 35 Years of Dividend Increases

from JPCL, May 2009


Dealing with the effects of aging

from JAC, March/April 2009 ; by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

Far removed in geography, design, and construction, two notable sites take on the job...


Problem Solving Forum: Controlling Surface Profile

from JPCL, March 2009

What are the causes of surface profile exceeding specified ranges, and how can surfac...


Product News

from JPCL, March 2009


Dry ice cleaning as secondary surface prep in ships

from JPCL, November 2008 ; by JPCL Staff

Summary of a paper by Lars-Eric Etzold, Meyer Werft called "Dry Ice Cleaning for the ...


Resource Guide to Green Surface Preparation

from JPCL, November 2008


Making the call on the concrete wall

from JAC, June/July 2008 ; by Deborah Slaton and Paul Gaudette, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.

Key issues in the use of coatings and sealers for concrete walls include a number of ...


The war against water

from JAC, March/April 2008 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology, LLC

An array of water-repellent and waterproofing measures are enlisted in the never-endi...


A firm foundation, part 2

from JAC, January/February 2008 ; by Charles H. Holl, Dayton Superior Corp.

Important preparation and test-method procedures are reviewed in the second part of t...


Maximizing roof-coating performance in the emerging era of the cool roof

from JAC, January/February 2008 ; by Jim Leonard, ERSystems Inc.

Surface preparation, chemistry, and attention to application guidelines hold the key ...


Solutions that stick

from JAC, January/February 2008 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E.

With stucco, chemistry, attention to surface preparation hold key to formulating effe...


Concrete Protection and Decoration - A firm foundation

from JAC, October/November 2007 ; by Charles H. Holl, Technical Specialist, Dayton Superior Corp.

The author provides a practical overview of the more commmonly used cleaning, surface...


Paint Removal: Having a blast, gently

from JAC, June/July 2007 ; by Joe Maty, JAC Editor

Paint removal with composite sponge media lends power, precision to restoration progr...


Peeling Away the Years: Taking on the job of getting old coatings off

from JAC, March/April 2007 ; by Deborah Slaton, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.

Because properly selected and applied coating systems deliver a long service life, co...


Some hard truths on concrete coatings and coverings

from JAC, January/February 2007 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, PE., KTA-Tator, Inc.

A horizontal concrete surface may convey the appearance of a relatively monolithic, s...


What works with wood

from JAC, June/July 2006 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E.

Condition of substrate, preparation, and choice of finishes loom large


Sealers and coatings for masonry and concrete: The essentials

from JAC, January 2006 ; by Deborah Slaton, James D. Connolly, and Leonard L. Phelps

This article examines reasons for sealing or coating (or not coating) exterior masonr...


The cold, hard truth on concrete sealers and coatings

from JAC, January 2006 ; by Jayson Helsel

Sealing or coating concrete and masonry surfaces can significantly extend their usefu...


Antimicrobial coatings: Shaking the oldie-but-moldie blues

from JAC, October 2005

Coatings projects at the Sealife Centre aquarium (Brighton, UK) and the Oak Alley Pla...


Restoration/Preservation: Memorable masterpieces

from JAC, October 2005 ; by Joe Maty

Several notable historic preservation and restoration projects are reviewed in this S...


Surface Preparation Products

from JAC, October 2005

Surface Preparation Products Directory


The Spec- Blueprint for success

from JAC, April 2005 ; by Jayson Helsel

Tips on specification writing for coating materials, surface preparation and paint ap...


Coating selection, surface preparation hold key to successful painting of galvanized steel

from JAC, January 2005 ; by Jayson Helsel

Successfully painting galvanized steel can present a challenge. First, one must diffe...


 
 
   

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