Keep corrosion at bay for up to fifteen years with Crown Trade Protective Coatings systems
Crown Trade’s Protective Coatings offer has been significantly extended with the launch of two new high performance coatings which can be used as part of a ten or fifteen year decorative and protective system for metalwork.
Although they provide an impressive level of corrosion protection normally associated with specialist products and application techniques, Crown Trade Protective Coatings systems can be used with confidence by any professional decorator as they are very straightforward to specify and apply.
Last year Crown Trade launched this premium range with the introduction of High Build Rust Inhibiting Metal Primer and Fast Drying Cladding Finish. This year High Performance Gloss for Metal and High Build Micaceous Iron Oxide have been added. These coatings can be used to decorate and protect any new or previously painted ferrous or non-ferrous metalwork including structural steelwork, railings, fire escapes, gates, shutters, etc. By using Crown Trade’s new Protective Coatings T-Wash as part of their system, decorators can also use the new coatings on galvanised metal.
The new High Performance Gloss for Metal, supplied in Black, White and over 1800 tintable colours, is intended for use wherever a durable long lasting high sheen finish is required. One or two coats (depending on colour choice and obliteration achieved) will offer up to ten years’ metal protection in a standard Crown Trade High Performance system. The gloss can be applied directly to previously painted surfaces that have been cleaned and spot primed. New metal requires thorough cleaning (including an etching wash if galvanised) and a preparatory coat of High Build Rust Inhibiting Metal Primer.
The high level of protection can be extended further still, up to fifteen years, if one or two coats of new High Build Micaceous Iron Oxide are applied before the gloss top coat(s).
A highly effective barrier against corrosion, High Build Micaceous Iron Oxide is an excellent intermediate coat. Where protection is the key priority (and the choice of colour and a high sheen finish are unimportant) it can also be used as a finish in its own right.
Crown Trade Senior Brand Manager Debbie Orr said: “With the new products in our Crown Trade Protective Coatings range we are now able to provide professional decorators with a total solution for all types of metalwork. Whatever the substrate, ferrous, non-ferrous, bare or previously painted, the decorator can follow our ten and fifteen year system options and offer their clients the reassurance of extended maintenance schedules to meet their needs.”