Archive for November, 2014

Graffiti Removal in Baltimore from Consolidated Coatings

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Are you in need of graffiti removal in Baltimore? Graffiti is a common sight on the buildings of Baltimore, and it’s not the face you want your building to present to the world. Unfortunately, it’s not easy to prevent this kind of vandalism from occurring, especially if you don’t have a dedicated on-site security team or if your team’s resources are limited. Even security cameras don’t always deter vandals. Fortunately, it’s not hard to find graffiti removal in Baltimore.

Graffiti Removal in Baltimore

Consolidated Coatings provides graffiti removal in Baltimore from commercial buildings. We have the tools to remove graffiti quickly and restore your building’s exterior to its pristine former appearance. Not only does graffiti look unsightly, it reduces the curb appeal of your property and can make it appear as though the structure is neglected. Removing graffiti is not just an aesthetic improvement, it can help you improve the public’s perception of your property and your brand.

In addition to graffiti removal in Baltimore, Consolidated Coatings offers a number of other related services. Concrete and masonry repair can supplement graffiti removal to give a more complete restoration of the building’s exterior. Our professional painting services can give the facade a new paint job and completely new and fresh appearance. Industrial coatings can be used to strengthen the facade’s resistance to graffiti, and make it easy to wash off in the event that graffiti returns.

For graffiti removal in Baltimore and other services that will restore your building’s exterior, you can trust Consolidated Coatings. Contact us today to get started!

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About Consolidated Coatings Inc.

Consolidated Coatings is a full service building restoration contractor operating in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Since 1979, we’ve provided professional restoration of commercial, industrial, and historic buildings across a range of disciplines. These include masonry restoration, concrete restoration, decorative concrete, industrial and floor coatings, EIFS, and waterproofing. Follow us on our blog for weekly posts on industry-related topics. If you have any questions, please contact us at 410-574-6504.

 

How to Choose a Commercial Painting Contractor in Baltimore

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

There is no shortage of commercial painting contractors in Baltimore, so how do you choose the one that’s right for you? Working with Consolidated Coatings has a number of advantages that can work for you. Learn more about how working with us as your commercial painting contractor in Baltimore will make this your best job yet in this week’s blog.

How to Choose a Commercial Painting Contractor in Baltimore

Does your painting contractor have a dedicated representative on-site to help with all phases of the project? Consolidated Coatings works with Sherwin Williams to bring a dedicated SW representative to all of our painting projects in Baltimore. This is beneficial to the job in a number of ways.

First, you get recommendations on the best product to use from an experienced painting professional. Different materials will require different types of treatment and paint. Age and condition of the structure is also a factor in choosing the right paint. Choosing the right paint can make the difference between a paint job that lasts for many years and one that starts peeling after only a few, so this is very important. Our SW rep knows the right kind of paint for your job.

In addition, working with a dedicated SW representative allows you to get better pricing for the project, and a long-term warranty to protect the craftsmanship. Sherman Williams takes pride in their products, and many come with comprehensive warranties that protect against defects.

Does your commercial painting contractor in Baltimore do historic building preservation? Consolidated Coatings has been helping building owners restore historic properties in Baltimore for several decades. Painting is a big part of restoration, and we take pride in ensuring that your historic building is restored to its former luster, and has a beautiful new paint job.

If you’re looking for a commercial painting contractor in Baltimore, you can trust Consolidated Coatings. Contact us today to talk about your project.

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About Consolidated Coatings Inc.

Consolidated Coatings is a full service building restoration contractor operating in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Since 1979, we’ve provided professional restoration of commercial, industrial, and historic buildings across a range of disciplines. These include masonry restoration, concrete restoration, decorative concrete, industrial and floor coatings, EIFS, and waterproofing. Follow us on our blog for weekly posts on industry-related topics. If you have any questions, please contact us at 410-574-6504.

 

What are the Benefits of Using Local Vendors?

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

There are a number of benefits of using local vendors for industrial coatings and masonry restoration work. Consolidated Coatings works with a number of local vendors in the Baltimore area to bring you the best in industrial coatings, paints, masonry, and concrete. Learn more about our local vendors and the benefits of using local vendors in this week’s blog.

 

The Benefits of Using Local Vendors

Written Specification – You’ll always get everything in writing for your records.

On site color matching and test material for mock ups – There’s no risk of choosing the wrong color or material when working with a local vendor. Get exactly what you want every time.

Product Adhesion Testing – Adhesion testing is essential for ensuring the long-term success of a project. A local vendor will perform product adhesion testing to ensure that materials are compatible.

Warranty specifications and execution – Local vendors stand behind their work, which is why they offer warranties to protect your investment.

Trouble shooting to find equipment or tools available to solve unique circumstances – Every project is unique, and a local vendor can find solutions that work for your specific project.

Help with determining coverage rates.

Coordinating material orders.

Custodian Report – A document recording all colors and products used on the project that are given to property owners, the contractor and local Sherwin Williams store for future reference.

Setting up a job account to track job invoices.

Site inspections.

 

Who are some of the vendors we use?

Sherwin Williams

Pittsburg Paints

Sika

Tremco

Belair Road Supply

Kenseal Construction

Dow Corning

 

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About Consolidated Coatings Inc.

Consolidated Coatings is a full service building restoration contractor operating in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Since 1979, we’ve provided professional restoration of commercial, industrial, and historic buildings across a range of disciplines. These include masonry restoration, concrete restoration, decorative concrete, industrial and floor coatings, EIFS, and waterproofing. Follow us on our blog for weekly posts on industry-related topics. If you have any questions, please contact us at 410-574-6504.

 

We’re Now Using Loxon Concrete and Masonry Products

Friday, November 7th, 2014

We’re always looking for the best products to use in our concrete and masonry restoration work in Baltimore. We’ve recently started using Loxon concrete and masonry products for concrete and masonry restoration in Baltimore, and we’d like to share some information about these products with you.

Loxon Concrete and Masonry Primer/Sealer

This acrylic concrete and masonry primer is used to seal and condition porous above-grade masonry surfaces. It can be used on everything from concrete and plaster to brick, stucco, fiber cement siding, and EIFS exterior insulated siding. Other advantages include:

  • It tolerates the high pH common in new masonry.
  • Ensures a uniform look.
  • Masks pinholes and surface imperfections.
  • Prevents peeling caused by alkali salt damage.
  • Fast curing saves time and money.
  • Long lasting finish.

 

Loxon Topcoat

This exterior acrylic coating is used for exterior above-grade masonry surfaces. It offers a high performance protection for concrete, cement composition panels, concrete block, brick, and stucco. The topcoat is weather-resistant, highly alkali and efflorescence resistant, and inhibits the growth of mildew on the coating surface.

Loxon XP

Loxon XP is a high build coating that requires no primer and one less coat than a conventional coating, making quick work of exterior coating. It can be applied directly to concrete and masonry less than 28 days old with no primer. It works well with high pH substrates of up to 13, and can be applied down to 35 degrees Fahrenheit. Loxon XP protects against rain, alkali, cracking, and efflorescence, all while remaining flexible, durable, and resistant to fading. The breathable quality of Loxon XP allows moisture to escape if necessary, whereas other elastomerics trap moisture in the substrate.

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For all of your concrete and masonry restoration needs in Baltimore, you can trust Consolidated Coatings.

 

About Consolidated Coatings Inc.

Consolidated Coatings is a full service building restoration contractor operating in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Since 1979, we’ve provided professional restoration of commercial, industrial, and historic buildings across a range of disciplines. These include masonry restoration, concrete restoration, decorative concrete, industrial and floor coatings, EIFS, and waterproofing. Follow us on our blog for weekly posts on industry-related topics. If you have any questions, please contact us at 410-574-6504.