|Green International Airport
As part of the 2017 Green Airport beautification upgrades, the Rhode Island Airport Corporation solicited the Righter Group to provide them with detailed coating recommendations for re-coating the airport entrance canopy in Warwick, RI. Larry Mitkus, a Coatings Consultant for Righter met with the airports engineering staff to review the specifics for this project. After evaluating the existing conditions, Larry provided the Owner with detailed requirements for recoating this structure. This included what degree of surface preparation would be required and what type of coating system was available for this project and exposure.
The selected coating system included a surface tolerant primer, Tnemec Series 135 Chem-Build Epoxy, and a finish coat of Tnemec Series 1071 Fluoronar. Series 1071, a fluoropolymer resin was chosen because of its outstanding color and gloss retention characteristics. This was an important concern for the Owners considering the vibrant color scheme for this structure.
A local Rhode Island painting contractor; Martone Painting, was awarded the project in early 2017. Preparation of the existing structure included an initial 5,000 psi pressure water washing, followed by a spot power tool cleaning of rust, rust scale and underfilm corrosion. Tnemec’s Series 1 Omnithane primer was used to coat any cleaned to bare metal surfaces, followed by a full coat of Tnemec Series 135 Chem-Build and Series 1071 Fluoronar.
Upon completion of the project, the Owner was delighted with the finish product. One benefit from the selection of Tnemec Fluoronar was that Tnemec provided the Owner with a 15 year color and gloss warranty.