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Fire-Protective & Intumescent Coatings

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Safeguard your investment from disaster
Of course, you’ve already invested in a fire protection system that includes alarms, extinguishers, and fire safety protocols for your commercial facility—but is there more you can do? Fire-protective coatings slow the spread of fire, allowing time for everyone to get out safely in the event of disaster while significantly reducing damage to your structure.
The professionals at Raider Painting have more than 29 years of experience working with fire-protective and intumescent coatings on a wide variety of commercial and industrial projects. We can provide you with an additional layer of protection that helps to preserve your structure and, most importantly, helps to save lives.
What are intumescent coatings?
Intumescent, or fire-protective, coatings possess unique abilities in combatting fire. When exposed to heat, these coatings increase in volume and decrease in density. This results in a charred surface that is a poor conductor of heat and keeps the fire from spreading further.
Additionally, many intumescent coatings contain hydrates, sodium silicates, and graphite elements that release water vapor in response to heat, which produces a cooling effect that strengthens fire-retardant char.
Typical structures that require intumescent coatings include:
Second floor or higher in buildings
Underground facilities
Parking garages
As with all commercial coatings, proper application is the key to the effectiveness of fire-protective coatings. Specific compatible, manufacturer-designated primers must be used, and multiple coats must be applied to achieve the proper fire rating. At Raider Painting, our extensive product knowledge and hands-on experience assures that your intumescent coating will work as intended.
See our work in action.
At G Star Raw Retail in Beverly Hills, CA, we applied intumescent coating to the ceiling of this high-end retail store on Rodeo Drive in order to meet with city code compliance.
As this is an upscale store, appearances are important. Professionally applied fire-protective coatings are visually similar to ordinary paint at ambient temperatures, so we were able to achieve the look the client desired, while increasing safety and peace of mind.


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Graffiti Removal & Anti-Graffiti Coatings

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Combat vandalism with the commercial painting experts
Just one instance of graffiti can spoil the appearance and image of your commercial facility. Unfortunately, once graffiti appears on your property, vandals are typically encouraged to further deface the surface. It’s essential to remove these eyesores quickly and professionally, and to do everything possible to prevent recurrence of the problem.
At Raider Painting, we have the product knowledge and hands-on experience you need to remove and prevent graffiti. We’ll restore your surfaces to excellent aesthetic conditions and help protect them from future vandalism.
How can painting protect your building from graffiti?
Anti-graffiti coatings can prevent the aerosol spray paint used for graffiti from sticking to surfaces. There are two different types of anti-graffiti coatings available: sacrificial coatings and permanent coatings. Both types can be invisible to the naked eye, which makes them ideal for preservation purposes.
Sacrificial coatings are inexpensive, clear-coat materials that are applied over the substrate, and “sacrificed” if graffiti is sprayed onto them. These coatings can be removed with a high-pressure washer, which also removes the graffiti, and then re-applied to protect the surface.
Permanent coatings form a protective surface over the substrate, so spray paint is unable to bond to the paint. If a permanent coating is vandalized, the graffiti can be removed by scrubbing with a simple solvent without damaging the coating or the underlying surface.
The experts at Raider Painting will work with you to implement an anti-graffiti solution that is ideal for you and your business. We also provide graffiti removal and repainting services for any type of commercial or industrial facility.
See our work in action.
We provided an anti-graffiti solution for several locations of A-1 Storage Facilities across the western United States. Because self-storage facilities are often isolated and unattended, they can be prime targets for vandals. We worked with the client to provide an enhanced, long-term vandalism defense in addition to the security system installation in place at the facilities.
Professional services for all your commercial painting requirements.
Our commitment to top-quality work and exceptional customer service is the driving force behind everything we do at Raider Painting. We don’t simply accept jobs—we build relationships with our clients, and work to provide superior solutions.


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Elastomeric Deck Coatings

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Outstanding weatherproofing from the industrial painting experts
Industrial decks are under constant pressure from heavy traffic and exposure to the elements. To prevent your structure from degrading, you need a protective deck coating that is properly applied for maximum effectiveness.
Our professional team at Raider Painting has worked extensively with elastomeric coatings in a wide variety of commercial and industrial applications and settings. We have the knowledge and hands-on experience required to complete your project on time, following the special considerations of industrial environments and achieving exceptional results.
What are elastomeric deck coatings?
Elastomerics are among the most popular types of coatings used in commercial and industrial settings. As the name implies, this coating has elastic qualities that allow it to expand and contract along with the substrate under extreme temperatures, while still retaining its shape.
Additionally, elastomeric coatings can bridge small, pre-existing cracks in substrate and prevent them from expanding, while providing an excellent barrier against the moisture that can damage the structural integrity of your deck, flooring, roof, and walls.
Elastomerics are ideal for use on concrete, stucco, and masonry decks, where the absence of a smooth surface often promotes chipping and cracking. In addition, many other types of deck surfaces can benefit from elastomeric coatings. Consult with us, and we’ll help you determine whether elastomerics will meet the needs of your facility.
See our work in action
The Santa Monica Pier Amusement Park in Santa Monica, CA is a historic landmark that has been operating for nearly a century. Due to their location, water and environmental damage is a huge concern.
As part of an overall corrosion protection and maintenance plan for the park, we applied waterproof elastomeric deck coatings to various areas of the pier that are subject to heavy moisture.
Your committed professionals for industrial painting
With vast experience in commercial and industrial projects, we have the capabilities and resources to meet the specialized needs of your business. We’ll schedule your project around your facility’s operating hours and shutdown times, and will work out a rotating schedule for various areas of your plant, warehouse, or factory to allow for sufficient drying time without interrupting business operations.


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Building Solutions in High Wycombe

Category : home improvement

work3Wherever a person goes, along goes all the basic requirements that he or she has in life. This necessity consists of  food,  clothing  and  shelter.  These  basic  needs  remain  the  same  irrespective  of  location  and  geography  of  a person’s  movement.  So  when  to  go  to  a  place  you  would  require  food  to  eat,  clothes  to  wear  and  home  to provide you shelter. High Wycombe is a very good to place to live and work, but another feature of this place that we are unaware of is the builders  London. The various building solutions provided by builders warwick qld for all major and minor buildings, renovations and changes unique. They provide you good quality service for building your homes and offices that will make your stay in London worthy every penny thus checking all sorts of concrete cancer repair, rising damp, flooring etc.

The London builders are also experts in Bathroom fitters. Hence if you require any changes or fittings to be made  in  your  bathroom  then  you  can  easily  contact  bathroom fitters  High Wycombe to  get  the  most  quick,  easy, cheap  and  reliable  solution.  High Wycombe caters  to  many  builders;  there  are  many  different  types  of  builders available  in  this  place,  each  providing  different  kinds  of  services.  Some  of  them  specialize  in  all  types  of building and building development. To get a listings of the name and details of each builders  High Wycombe and you can easily take the help of the internet or the yellow pages and get in touch for the best deal and best service. Hiring builders means an investment; therefore it is necessary that you conduct proper research before investing your money.

Take the help of the internet to conduct research; visit the websites of these builders and you would surely be benefitted  by  the  various  services  that  are  provided  here  in  High Wycombe.  Have  a  secure  home  or  a  modern architectural office by hiring the best.