Intumescent Coatings in RI, CT, and MA
Fireproof Coatings by ELCO Painting

Intumescent coatings keep your industrial facility or commercial site safe by preventing fire and fire damage. ELCO Painting applies intumescent coatings as part of our industrial painting services throughout RI, CT, and MA. Fireproofing is essential to reducing risk, maintaining compliance, lowering liability, and improving safety.

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    Factories, Mills, Warehouses: Intumescent coatings

    How Intumescent (Fireproof) Coatings Work

    In every industrial space or workplace, safety needs to be an utmost priority. Fire poses one of the greatest threats and dangers to any factory, mill, or warehouse. Fire safety measures are playing an increasingly vital role for property owners across the country. ELCO Painting applies specialized fireproof coatings as critical protections for your industrial and commercial buildings, and the people and equipment inside them.

    Intumescent coatings are made of special binders to promote adhesion between paint and substrate, flame retardants that diminish flame spread, and other reinforcing materials that enhance the performance of the coating. As intumescent coatings are heated, they decrease in density and increase in volume. This change creates an ever-expanding layer of insulation that keeps the coated material cool despite increases in the temperature of the external environment. Additionally, the flame retardant characteristic of intumescent keeps this coating from catching fire itself. This is not a feature of many other wall, ceiling, and floor coatings. All of this helps to extend the amount of time a surface can be exposed to extreme temperatures before the structure’s integrity is compromised.

    Intumescent Coatings Protect Multiple Surfaces

    Intumescent coatings offer an effective and pragmatic solution for fire protection. These cost-effective coatings protect the various elements of industrial buildings from the damaging effects of open flames and elevated temperatures. Intumescent coatings are commonly used on structural steel and can be used on a variety of other building materials (concrete, wood, etc.) in order to maintain the integrity of a structure until the fire is extinguished.

    There are a variety of benefits offered by intumescent coatings. They are reasonably easy to apply and maintain, and impressively versatile in their application to a variety of materials. The coatings are generally highly durable and resistant to steel corrosion, which works wonders in promoting a surface’s longevity. Additionally, intumescent coatings are available in a variety of colors for visual appeal. Many industrial buildings are required to apply these coatings for safety. Due to their technical nature, these coatings should be applied by professionals following industry standards and guidelines.

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    Amhert Country Club
    Brick Market Place
    Cannon Construction Group
    Christian Brothers Center
    greenwich mills
    Teas and Javas
    Landmark Retail
    Newport Mini
    ocean state
    precision coating
    north american shoe
    alpine country club
    salve regina
    university of rhode island
    johnson and whales
    providence college
    build greater boston

    Why Choose ELCO Painting for Intumescent (Fireproof) Coatings?

    If you’re looking to protect your factory, mill, or warehouse from fire damage, the industrial painting contractors at ELCO Painting have the skill and expertise to meticulously apply the right intumescent coating for you. We are experienced at fireproofing facilities, equipment, ceilings, and roofing across multiple industries. If you have sustained fire damage, we can recommend abrasive blasting to remove char and assess the condition of the surface underneath. We are ready to partner with you for greater facility safety through effective industrial painting and facility maintenance. Don’t leave your industrial site or commercial building vulnerable to fire damage. Contact ELCO Painting for your fireproof coatings estimate today.

    What Our Customers Say

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    Absolutely fantastic experience from start to finish. I had a small interior job that I feared might be too small for them. Send an email inquiry one evening and got a call from the estimator the next day who promptly came over and looked at the job and gave me an estimate on the spot.

    The job was scheduled promptly and the workmanship and quality exceeded all expectations. Painter was efficient, courteous, and professional and I found the price to be very reasonable. ELCO sets the standard for quality painting and customer service.

    Jeff Mello

    Our project lasted for several weeks. Their full team was very professional, always cleaned up daily & did a very thorough job from floor to ceiling. Resurfacing floors, patching & painting walls, staining ceiling tiles, waterproofing the full exterior- really a fantastic job. Great people to work with & would definitely hire them again!

    Carol Dancer

    Elco did a great job with repairs and painting. Very professional company and very easy to work with. I highly recommend Elco for any painting job large or small.

    Tom Sylvia

    The crew was professional and very friendly. Good clean up and a great paint job! I would recommend them to everyone! Great job guys!

    Robert Martley

    Your crew was outstanding, they are such hard workers. They did an awesome job with the painting, they were so neat they left everything in perfect order. They came every morning and worked all day except a brief lunch break. They deserve 5 stars out of 5, job well done. We will call Elco painting again.

    Charles Harrigan

    Glad I contacted Elco Painting last year, The crew that was assigned to our job. Did a great neat job. From start to finish they did a marvelous job for us and they stand behind their work.

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