Some of our Services include…
Understanding todays hectic pace and our client’s quality demands we offer a number of ways to make your decisions a little easier:
• We come to you, eliminating any possible transport difficulties or installation damage to the job.
• An unlimited colour range, including solid colours, metallic and pearl finishes in any gloss level.
• Colours can be matched to any sample provided.
• High quality single pack or two pack paints
• A new look, at a fraction of replacement cost.
Types of work we carry out are:
• Insurance work
• Refurbish exterior / interior retail units to any colour scheme.
• Re-spray to powder coating systems.
• Re-spray to curtain walling and cladding.
• Refurbishment of metal clad shop fronts.
• Re-spray of balustrades and staircases.
• Colour changing of existing metal structures.
• Re-sprays to all types of metal window frames.
WHAT ARE ANTI-GRAFFITI COATINGS?
A coating of this type has been specifically designed in order to prevent any graffiti paint that is applied from bonding to the surface. It differs from other paint types as if graffiti occurs to the surface of the coating it is easily able to stand up to the required cleaning process. Other coating types are often damaged or destroyed as a result of these cleaning processes.
We are not only able to provide a dedicated anti-graffiti protective coating service; we can also carry out graffiti removal projects. Once we have removed graffiti, we will then use one of the above methods to recoat the surface, ensuring ongoing protection is provided. Please note, our graffiti removal service utilises water jetting and specialist cleaning chemicals.
King Specialist Coatings have performed graffiti removal and the application of anti-graffiti coatings on a wide variety of both commercial and public buildings. This includes sectors as diverse as supermarkets, carparks, retail outlets and even listed buildings.
We offer two types of anti-graffiti coatings, these are sacrificial coatings and permanent coatings.
ANTI-GRAFFITI SACRIFICIAL COATINGS
Sacrificial coatings are applied on top of any surface that needs protecting from graffiti and vandalism. This coating provides a barrier between the surface and the paint.
When the surface is vandalised, a high-pressure washer can be used to remove the coating, which expels the graffiti with it. This saves time and money when it comes to eliminating the graffiti; once the coating has been completely removed, you will then need to reapply the coating to once again protect the surface.
Sacrificial coating is an inexpensive option that would be suitable for shop owners, home owners and small businesses that are faced with occasional graffiti.
The only downside to using sacrificial coating is that it has a weak surface bonding, which means when you wash it off, you will need to reapply it again to protect the surface of your property.
If you are faced with continuous graffiti damage to your property, you may want to consider using a permanent coating instead.
ANTI-GRAFFITI PERMANENT COATINGS
Permanent coatings, in contrast to a sacrificial coating, require a one-time-only application that will protect your property from graffiti.
Whereas using a sacrificial coating will remove both the graffiti paint and the protective coating, a permanent coating will only remove the graffiti while continuing to the protect your surface from future attacks.
The coating has a chemical make-up that stops graffiti paint from bonding to its surface, therefore making it easy to remove without having to waste the coating as well. When graffiti is sprayed to a surface covered in a permanent coating, simply add a cleaning solvent and scrub away for quick removal.
While a permanent coating costs more than a sacrificial coating, the fact that it only needs to be applied once makes it a preferable option for commercial and residential areas that are faced with recurring graffiti attacks.
We work with a lot of local authorities and city councils that value the use of permanent anti-graffiti coatings to improve public spaces such as parks, council buildings and subways.
FIRE PROTECTION COATINGS
Fire Protection Coatings
Fire Retardant and Intumescent Coatings for Timber and Related Products
Softwoods, Hardwoods, MDF, Chipboard, Melamine faced sheet
Interior and Exterior: Fire Retardant products for doors, decking, bar-tops, panelling, cladding and floors
Painted surfaces, Varnished, Stained and Unpainted surfaces
Clear finishes, White Finishes or Coloured Finishes
Fire retardant paints are used to retard or reduce the spread of flame on a surface and are tested to assess their effectiveness under BS 476, Part 7.
Class 1 is a low surface spread of flame. This is the highest or best achievable with the test method and is a performance normally required for walls and ceilings.
Class 0 is for areas where limited combustibility is required in high-risk areas such as escape routes. To comply, materials must have a Class 1 Surface Spread of Flame and low fire propagation index in accordance with BS 476 Part 6.
Intumescent Coatings are used to prevent the penetration of fire through a structure for a specific period in accordance with BS 476 Parts 20 – 23 1987. Such coatings are given classifications for specific periods of time, such as “30 minutes”. Intumescent systems are available for protecting structural timbers, steel and plasterwork (including lath and plaster walls and ceilings).