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Industrial Coatings: The Right One

We found this on the Paint & Coatings Industry Website. Thought you might find it interesting:


In your rush to check into a hotel, have you ever looked around and thought what a difference industrial coatings could make? At first glance, taking a coating technology that might be more at home on a bridge and applying it in a hotel lobby seems like a significant leap of faith. But these areas have more in common than you might think. Both require coatings that provide durability, cleanability and chemical resistance. Increasingly, the same properties that have made industrial coatings well-suited to large-scale infrastructure are now making them attractive for architectural applications.

When talking with key stakeholders along the building and construction value chain, one attribute they consistently sought was a more durable, scrubbable wall coating for walls, doors and trim in high-touch, high-traffic areas, such as hotel lobbies and hospitals.

Due to enhanced and innovative technology that is required in high-touch and high-scrubbed areas, industrial coatings help reduce the repaint cycle, keep areas safe and offer cost efficiencies in the architectural market.

What Decision Makers Want

We reached out to the market to dialog with key decision makers along the value chain. We spoke with architects, specification writers, paint contractors, and maintenance, facility management and environmental services personnel. During our conversations, we asked: What challenges do you face with current technologies and regulations? What does your perfect world for coatings look like? What attributes are you seeking in a coating solution? We listened to how they defined the problems and prioritized what they wanted:

  • A very low-odor coating that would not disrupt operations;
  • More durable, scrubbable wall coatings in high-touch areas;
  • “Warmer” eggshell or matte coatings with durability (low sheen);
  • An easy-to-clean, seamless surface;
  • Less downtime;
  • Ability to use in-house painters for cost savings;
  • Reduced yearly maintenance costs.

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