Around this time last year Promain received an enquiry from the engineer for The Environment Agency. The enquiry regarded a specification for some old and extremely rusty steel bridges that crossed a number of canals around the UK, which needed painting. Following up that enquiry, Promain received a further enquiry from The Environment Agency regarding an anti-slip coating which needed to be applied to the kerbs on the side of their locks. This has been a cause for concern for many years and as health and safety laws become tougher more attention is being paid to public safety.
Our technical department discussed their requirements, the substrates that required coating and the life expectancy required. As well as this, we discussed the ease of application and the size of the aggregate, which is an important factor during the summer, as people with bare feet may be walking on the paint. After going into detail, we offered a two pack line marking paint, from Centrecoat, that is commonly used in demanding locations, such as airport runways.
Centrecoat 2 pack epoxy line marking paint is suitable to be applied to concrete, brick and tarmac making it an ideal choice for the job at hand.
A range of different sized anti-slip aggregates can be added to the paint to increase slip resistance, which is especially necessary on the side of wet and slippery lock edges. The Facilities Manager asked if it was possible for a member of the Promain technical team to demonstrate the coating and show them the different size aggregates available.
This is where the head of technical services, Nino Piazza, enjoyed a sunny visit to a location near Peterborough and showed how easy the paint was to apply by mini roller. He then added the anti-slip aggregate and back rolled it in. After a little practice the maintenance team soon got the hang of it. Now it’s the job of the maintenance crew to apply the paint to nearly four miles of lock edges, hopefully now nobody will slip and fall in!!
Where is this product ideally used?
Centrecoat two pack epoxy line marking is regularly used in situations such as car parks, warehouse floors as well as being ideally suitable for use with stencils to create signs such as no parking or for disabled parking bays, the next job on the Environment Agencies list. They are going to have a busy year, better hope the sun keeps shining.
For more information about Centrecoat 2 pack epoxy line marking paint, feel free to give us a call on: 01462 421 333
Alternatively, check it out on-line today at: https://www.promain.co.uk/product/centrecoat-two-pack-road-line-paint-id3429