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In almost every country in the world, people working in a REIDsteel Factory Buildings are adding value and creating wealth. REID steel have been making large industrial buildings since the 1920s and there are constantly projects on the drawing board.

Protective Coatings for Steelwork

Protection Painted SteelSteel as a standard is shot blasted SA2½ and is primed with 75 microns of high build zinc phosphate primer. This is not intended to be used as a final finish. However many clients, especially those who are paying with their own money, leave this primer as the only finish. If rust shows through where the steel has been scratched during transportation, erection or in use it may be touched up. If the climate is known to be corrosive, for example, if the hangar is close to the sea on a windward coast, or is likely to be subject to saline dust then we recommend hot dip galvanizing. This is much better, cheaper and more enduring that any multi-coat paint specification. However it is harder to overpaint galvanised steel. Our standard primer is suitable for most fire protection paints.

ProtectionShot Blasting

All steel passes through our Automatic Shot Blasting plant before fabrication.

Protection 1Protective Coatings

All steel before leaving our works is sprayed with High Build Zinc Phosphate primer, to a thickness of at least 75 microns.

Other coats applied in house will add to cost and dispatch time, especially with the new low solvent paints. Decorative final coats should be applied after erection by you specialist.

Protection 1Hot Dip Galvanising

Hot Dip Galvanising is the best way of providing long term protection to structural steelwork. It is no more expensive than complicated multi-coat paint systems and more effective. During the last 25 years there has been an increase in demand from discerning clients, for the tough, lasting protection provided when steel is dipped into molten zinc. If you want ONLY THE BEST then you should have your steelwork HOT DIP GALVANISED. Please ask our advice for the suitability of your steel.

Protection 1Works Despatch Area

Note steelwork in various finishes Zinc Phosphate paint in blue, in white and Hot Dip Galvanised.

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