Coatings and Sealers
Deck Coatings (Residential)
Deck coating is more varied than you may imagine. Chemical compounds in deck coating vary depending on the surface. The experts at SouthEnd Painting are eager to meet with you, assess your individual needs and create a solution that is perfect for you.
Safety First. Safety is one of the foremost reasons for treating your deck. It is more important then ever to protect yourself from negligence in today’s society. Our products are designed to increase the safety of your guests, whether it is slip resistance around a pool deck, or skid resistance on a high-rise balcony. The right deck coating, properly applied will give you the peace of mind you need, and allow you to relax and enjoy your gathering.
Of course, safety isn’t the only reason for coating your deck. The right coating will increase the longevity of your infrastructure, decrease time-consuming maintenance and enhance the looks of your structure for years to come.
Epoxy (Commercial & Residential)
Epoxy resin is created by combining an epoxide with various hardening agents, to create a mixture that is not only tough, but resistant to water and many chemicals. They are designed to deliver the highest levels of paint performance. SouthEnd Painting is your industry professional for all epoxy coating needs.
Just like the common epoxy glues you use around your house, many epoxy coatings are two component coatings. These components are stored separately and mixed on site at the job. Once mixed the coating is ready for application. Epoxy coatings dry fast and provide excellent protection against abrasion.
The tough nature of epoxy coatings stand up to hard use, so it is perfect for many industrial and commercial settings. Epoxy coatings are also often used for interior wall and floor applications.
Concrete Stains (Commercial & Residential)
Acid based concrete stains are penetrating concrete stains that enter the surface pores and chemically react with the cement. The result of this reaction is a natural looking, permanent color and durable finish that won’t peel or flake. Unlike paint, acid stains create a variegated or mottled look like marble. You can choose from several colors, mostly earth tones, and use your creativity to make decorative color schemes and patterns.
Acid based concrete stains aren’t new. They’ve been around for many years but were mainly used in commercial applications such as museum floors. In recent years, however, they have become increasingly popular for residential use.
Whether your concrete is old or new, acid based concrete stains can create a refreshing and unique look. It can be used on interior or exterior surfaces including:
- Porches Walkways
- Landscape pavers
- Retaining Walls
- Garage floors
- Basement floors
Acid stains are transparent concrete stains. The concrete’s surface textures and characteristics are still visible after staining which adds depth and a somewhat marbled look. But if your concrete has any scars, blemishes, or cracks they will also be apparent which is not necessarily a bad thing.
It adds character and uniqueness. Don’t feel that you need perfect concrete for beautiful staining. Expect to have variations throughout because with acid stains, a completely uniform color is impossible.
Due to inconsistencies in the concrete surface and all the other variables that come into play, no two slabs will ever stain exactly like. This is the biggest benefit of acid staining. Every project is a one of a kind.
If you choose to venture beyond basic staining, you can score the surface to make outlines and patterns. I found that using an angle grinder with a 4 inch masonry grinding blade is fairly easy. Draw your lines with a pencil and then trace over them with a marker because the grinder blows the pencil dust away.
Possibly the best exterior finish is elastomeric paint. This coating is so durable it can out perform even the best 100% exterior acrylic paint by 2 to 1. Elastomeric paint forms a durable, tough film that provides a waterproof coating to almost any structure. This paint is resistant to sunlight, heat, cold and wind driven rain.
Plus, it can be applied to all masonry surfaces, particularly stucco and concrete block. But is equally suitable for wood.
You can eliminate cracking in masonry and many types of wood with this very thick coating. Elastomeric coatings have tremendous elongation characteristics, it will bridge and repair non-structural hairline cracks.
Elastomeric coatings do much more than provide a durable finish. Some coatings can greatly reduce your utility costs when used on the roof. During the day temperatures can skyrocket, adding to the heat load of a building. The correct coating will reflect a portion of the sun’s rays, greatly decreasing your building’s heat load.
SouthEnd Painting has years of experience with specialized industrial and commercial painting applications. Let us pair up your needs with the highest quality paints and sealing products.
Warehouse Floor Coating
It is critical for warehouse managers to pay attention to their floor conditions. Properly protected floors result in easier cleaning, longer floor life, and an improved work environment. Protected floors also reduce the risk of dust settling on product. And, let’s face it, a good floor covering will reduce the risk of injury from workplace accidents, thus reducing the chances of potential liability.
A large number of floor coatings and sealings are available. New floors are especially good candidates for protective sealing. When the floor is new, access is restricted so a coating can be applied easily and without interference. However, we also realize the logistical problems of integrating new floor coatings on a working warehouse. SouthEnd Painting will work with you to create a plan gets our crews in and the job done with minimal inconvenience to your operation. You can quickly get back to the business of doing business.
Decorative Floor Coating
While many consider floor coatings to be simply utilitarian, there is no reason why the floor of your facility cannot be attractive and still hold up to heavy wear and tear. At SouthEnd Painting, we offer a number of decorative flooring options that can stand up to heavy traffic. One attractive option is a membrane system. These tough layers of elastomeric materials offer exceptional waterproofing ability and are often used for outdoor applications such as pool decks, patios, exterior corridors and mezzanines. A new decorative epoxy coating can revitalize Industrial warehouses or manufacturing plants. Simple color combinations can achieve many attractive looks.
Mosaic tile decorative floor coatings use embedded chips of paint to achieve a pleasing result without the cost of tile. Mosaic tile starts with a high performance epoxy resin for a base coat, so this type of decorative floor coating can take whatever your facility traffic can dish out. The paint chips are then coated with a top coat of polyurethane.
Please take a moment to examine or decorative floor portfolio and explore the possibilities that decorative floor coatings allow you. The experts at SouthEnd Painting will gladly meet with you for a consultation. We are certain to find a decorative floor coating that looks perfect and is durable enough for your facility.
Parking Garage Coating
Parking decks and parking lots take a beating from the simple daily wear and tear put upon them. Sunlight, ice, pelting rain and wind abrasion, not to mention corrosive chemicals and fluids tend to wreak havoc on parking deck surfaces.
SouthEnd Painting is a natural choice for a parking garage contractor. Our years of experience, combined with state of the art equipment and materials help us lead the way against other companies. Simply put, we are industry experts in preventive maintenance for parking garage decks. When you commit to a maintenance plan with us, you’ll be taking a sure and proactive step in protecting your company’s parking infrastructure. It is wise to view routine parking lot maintenance as insurance against long term problem.
Concrete Repair & Coatings
Employees are far more likely to suffer trips, slips, and falls if your floor is cracked, pitted, or uneven. And, if this is a public area of your facility, your customers might injure themselves, as well. SouthEnd Painting can provide the solution. Repairing and leveling your floor will make it safe for your customers and employees. Coating it with a textured, skid and moisture resistant epoxy will further enhance your floor’s safety.
Cracked floors and trenches may allow hazardous chemicals used in your facility to seep into the ground below. Not only is this environmentally unsound, but it may also violate EPA regulations. SouthEnd Painting can repair and coat your concrete so that chemicals neither seep through, nor damage, your concrete.
Cracking and pitting are certain signs that your concrete is aging. Once they begin, they hasten the deterioration of your floor. When SouthEnd Painting repairs and protects your concrete, we prevent its deterioration, thereby adding years to its life expectancy.
In many warehouses, quality control depends on strict standards of cleanliness. Concrete dust can make meeting these standards almost impossible. SouthEnd Painting can repair or replace your existing flooring, then coat it to prevent concrete dust and optimize production, making cleanup easier in any facility.
Let’s face it – stained, cracked concrete floors just don’t look good, especially if this is an area your customers can see. But, even if it isn’t, the appearance of your facility is, to your employees, a reflection on how you view your business. SouthEnd Painting promises an attractive result . . .clean, level floors, perhaps painted and epoxy coated for an even more polished look. You, your customers, and your employees will be amazed at the difference!