Our paint shop personnel are highly experienced in all types of coatings and we are more than sure you will not be disappointed with the level of finish achieved. The site boasts two track paint system, one to accommodate large components up to 450kg benefiting from an on track baking oven, the other for smaller components up to 30kg, for efficient spraying of small parts. For larger or bespoke items we have the benefit of multiple free standing paint booths that can easily accommodate fabrications of 15mtrs in length plus. As you might expect we have accounts with all major industrial paint manufacturers, but we can also work on a free issue paint basis if preferred.
Radleigh-Nash’s experienced painters carryout the paint process strictly in accordance within the disciplines laid down in ISO 12944 (previously BS 5493). ISO 12944 is the designer, specifier and paint applicator's bible for the corrosion protection of steel structures using paint systems.
Unless specifically requested Radleigh-Nash blast clean all structures and fabrications in accordance with ISO 8501 and apply paint coats to suit the atmospheric corrosivity category for the final environment location. These categories are known as C1 (interior of buildings, normally dry) through to C5-I (industrial, highly polluted) and C5-M (coastal, with high salinity). Immersion conditions are also covered for either water or soil with Im1 (fresh water), Im2 (sea or brackish water), Im3 (soil). Climatic conditions are difficult to categorise but ISO 12944 Section 2 covers this in Annex A.
We also paint hot-dipped galvanized steel which we pre-treat by either sweep blasting using a non-magnetic abrasive or by applying a mordant solution. This creates the key that is essential for good adhesion on this difficult substrate.
The development of paint types has, and is still, evolving with the introduction of High Solids and Water based Epoxies. This is to counter the ever demanding requests for the reduction in solvent based materials and for the greater durability of paint finishes. Durability is classified into three sections. Low (up to 5yrs), Medium (5 - 15yrs) and High (more than 15yrs). These time limits are a general indication of the time expected to first maintenance. Paint is bio-degradable and will, when subjected to climatic conditions, lose it's colour and thickness.
Radleigh-Nash have the modern techniques to offer a first class service for industrial wet painting and the resources by way of the Institute of Corrosion Level 2 inspection qualifications and an in-house NACE level 2 inspector to ensure that the customers specifications are complied with.
No project is too big or too small, we take pride in all the items we do, from a 0.1kg bracket to a 25 metre long bridge section we have it covered.