Protective Coatings — What are They Used For?

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There are many different paints and coatings that can be applied to buildings, equipment, tools and other items. While many paints and coating varieties are chosen for their aesthetic qualities (their appearance and how they look), others are chosen for another important purpose — their protective qualities, i.e. the protection that they provide when applied.

There are numerous different protective coatings that can be used for a variety of different applications, so it’s very important to select the right protective paint or coating for the application. That means you need to work with an experienced industrial painter, like the team at Direct Blast, to select the right protective coating for the application in question.

As we service all of Perth and work with a variety of clients across all industries and sectors, our experienced sandblasters and industrial painters are perfectly positioned to assist you with all your protective coating requirements, so don’t hesitate to call us when you need professional assistance.

Different Coatings for Different Applications

There are numerous protective coatings for clients to choose from, depending on the application in question. As there are a variety of different coatings for different applications (some are suitable for numerous applications whereas others are quite limited in this regard) you must make sure the correct protective coating is selected.

Corrosion protection is one of the most common applications, as items of equipment and machinery need to be coated with a protective coating to ensure they don’t rust. Some of the many protective coatings we can supply you with include:

  • zinc coatings
  • epoxy primers
  • polyurethanes
  • epoxy and polyester
  • siloxane coatings

These are far from all the effective protective coatings that we can advise you on and supply you with, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team to learn more about the coatings we offer and the applications they’re suitable for.

Multiple Layer Systems

Many protective coatings are not a single layer of a single product, but multiple layer systems (sequential coating applications) that enable them to deliver super levels of protection while meeting rigorous environmental protection legislations. A multiple layer system may not be a requirement on the job you’re working on as a single layer system may suffice, however, our skilled industrial painters are more than happy to discuss your requirements and advise you of the best course of action to take.


Depending on the current coatings and the application, an item of machinery or equipment may need to be sandblasted to prepare the surfaces for painting. As we provide specialist sandblasting and abrasion services to all clients, we’re ideally positioned to advise you on your requirements, talk you through your options, and carry out the required work to the highest of industry standards. High standards are something you can always rely on our skilled tradespeople to provide you with.

Servicing all clients in all sectors and industries across Perth and the surrounding areas, contact the expert sandblasters and industrial painters at Direct Blast when you require protective coating services.