This paper builds a case for trained, certified commercial painting contractors and applicators. It discusses SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings’ (SSPC’s) initiatives and progress in standards development for Commercial Contractor Certification and Commercial Certified Application Specialists.
Polyaspartic coatings have been used for years in high-performance industrial protective applications such as bridge infrastructure, water and wastewater, and transportation. More recently, these types of coatings have begun to migrate into commercial and architectural applications due to end users’ desires to protect their architectural infrastructure while maintaining a high degree of aesthetics and beauty.
Metal curtain wall and extrusions in prominent office buildings may need to be repainted either because the original factory applied finishes have dulled or because the owner wants to give the building a fresh look. Many monumental buildings are constructed with factory painted aluminum or steel cladding (curtain wall) and window extrusions. These buildings need to be repainted with field applied coatings that match the appearance and durability of the factory finishes.