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Epoxy Finishing Specialists Cape Town

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Epoxy Finishing Specialists Cape Community invites you to explore our solutions for commercial epoxy flooring. We are a neighborhood company that focuses on all kinds of flooring services for residential, business, as well as industrial requirements. We give customized floor coverings for vinyl, ceramic tile, laminate, wood, concrete, cement, and various other floor kinds. As our name discusses, we concentrate on epoxy flooring systems, however we also concentrate on various other flooring services for the industrial industry.

Even more, our experienced technicians have the know-how to destroy as well as set up brand-new flooring systems ourselves. Commonly, to develop the floor covering system that the client desires, we have to destroy the old floor– there’s simply no way around it occasionally! The good news is that you don’t need to do it yourself or employ an independent staff to do that task for you. Epoxy Finishing Specialists supplies detailed business flooring services, handling all jobs of the task fully.

We Give Inexpensive Industrial Epoxy Floor Covering Solutions

Additionally, if you obtain a few quotes from various flooring services companies, you’ll quickly find that Epoxy Finish Specialists offers extremely competitive costs and also a broad choice of major brands. We understand that you’re most likely to need to deal with your flooring for many years to come– good or poor– which is why Epoxy Finishing Specialists takes our duty to offer exceptional handiwork and low cost very seriously.

Consult an Expert Regarding Your Business Floor Covering Options

If you haven’t come across us previously, we invite you to give us a call and discuss your project, as well as we’ll discuss all of the information with you and describe your choices. Hopefully, you will not need to learn that hard way that selecting the appropriate firm to mount your floor covering option is just as crucial as picking the right floor covering.

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Our clients value that we make ourselves very offered prior to, during, as well as after the work. When you have concerns, you desire responses, as all of us do! This is specifically true of our service providers! Epoxy Coating Specialists is proud to discuss that the majority of our new clients come from word of mouth, which suggests that we get most of our organization by doing great work and afterwards getting referred by our pleased clients. Part of making our customers’ count on and also recommendations includes giving stellar support, and also you can rely on us to do simply that when you get us for your industrial flooring task.


Fire Protection Coating Using Intumescent paint

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Fire Protection Coating Using Intumescent paint in Cape Town

Thermal Protection Materials

Thermal protection materials are designed to slow the process of combustion heat transfer to the structural element, delaying the effect of temperature variation on its resistance. According to their nature, they can compose an insulating barrier, reducing the heat transfer rate to the protected element. There are also protective materials that develop chemical reactions due to rising temperatures. These reactions can absorb some of the energy that would be aimed at the structural component and/or form material with insulating features.

Heat transfer occurs by physical means via conduction (static means) and convection (moving means). When it does not take place by physical means, heat transfer occurs by radiation, where energy is transferred by electromagnetic waves. A fire protection material can act as a physical barrier, reducing the energy transfer rate. As an example, there are insulating materials such as masonry.

Chemical Reaction

Another possibility is the use of a material that, when exposed to high temperatures, undergoes chemical reactions that absorb a significant portion of the energy that would be aimed directly at the structure and/or lead to forming a new thermal protection interface. For example, there is plaster, which due to its ability to maintain and chemically release water, is used as a fire protection material. When heated, the existing chemical bonds in the hydrated plaster begin to break, releasing hydration water. This reaction absorbs energy from the fire that would be conducted to the structural element, thereby forming a thermal barrier. Through this layer, the protected material remains at a constant temperature around 100ºC.

Intumescent Paint

As for intumescent paint, protection materials discussed in this paper, they are chemical compounds which, when subjected to elevated temperatures, undergo various reactions that form a charred foam with high insulation performance.

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The advantages of this protection are:

They present many of the desirable features of traditional decorative paint as different colors, good surface finish and durability;

They do not take up space and load increase is insignificant from a structural point of view;

Although they demand experience and strict quality control, their application is simple and does not require attachment to the structure, in addition to easy maintenance properties;

They can be used in the protection of structural connecting areas;

They do not modify the intrinsic properties of the substrate (as mechanical features). Therefore, they can be applied to existing structures without loss/modification of structural capacity.

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How To Paint In Summer

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When it’s hot and windy, paint starts to lose water to evaporation as soon as you pour it into the applicator’s bucket. It’s OK to reconstitute the paint with as much as 10 percent water (and if you’re spraying, you may need to). But thin in batches—don’t thin the same bucket all day or you’ll end up with more water than paint. After each break or after lunch is a good time to thin another batch.

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Direct sunlight heats up the substrate and causes paint to dry quickly—maybe too quickly. Work on the south side early in the morning, get the west side done before the sun reaches it, and work on the east side in late afternoon when it’s had a chance to cool off, or early in the morning.

Place some ice cubes in the painter’s bucket before inserting the liner and filling with paint. The ice-water jacket around the liner will keep the paint can cool while it’s hanging off the ladder in the sun, extending the paint’s working life in the can and allowing crucial extra minutes for the coating to dry at its ideal rate.

Hot, windy weather is paint’s enemy. Heat and low humidity accelerate evaporation—and when paint dries too fast, the binders and pigments can’t coalesce and interlock as well, and the protective paint film may not be as durable or flexible. Ideal application temperatures range from 50 F to 80-plus F, but when temps climb to 90 F and above, paint suffers.

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How To Paint In Winter

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If you’re in a summer rainfall area, winter is the best time to paint your home. On the one hand, you don’t have to worry about moisture; on the other hand (and this applies to winter rainfall areas too), South Africa’s blazing summer days can also cause complications with the actual paint. Most paint manufacturers recommend that you don’t apply their products in temperatures above 35°C.

But winter comes with its own warnings. Exterior paints, like the Fired Earth range, come with manufacturer warnings saying that they shouldn’t be applied at temperatures below 10°C. For winter rainfall areas like the Western and Eastern Cape (May to August), there’s the added warning that you shouldn’t paint if the surface is damp.


Follow these tips to make sure you get the job done correctly!


While 10°C is usually the recommended minimum, ideally you should not paint a surface that’s colder than 15°C. Remember, though, that the temperature of the surface (walls, patio, etc) may well be colder than the room air temperature. Check the temperature of the actual surface you’re painting.


Paint goes on best between 20° and 25°C, for optimal adherence and drying. Check the technical specifications of the paint you’re planning on using, and make sure that it’s rated for use between at least 10° and 35°C.


In summer, you’d do the opposite… but in the cold of winter, you’ll want the paint to set, so you’ll need some help from the sun. Do your prep work in the early morning and late afternoon, and apply the paint between 10am and 2pm, to allow the surface to warm up and to avoid the evening dew.

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Remove Wall Paper Before Painting

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Stripping wallpaper is one of those projects that everyone dreads. They know it can be a tedious and messy process. It is only human nature to explore any options that will avoid this daunting task. As a result, one of the most common questions that I am asked is, “Can I paint over wallpaper?”

The process of stripping wallpaper is fairly easy if all of the wall prep was done correctly before it was applied. Unfortunately, you have no way of knowing until you actually get into the process. Therefore, our tendency is to avoid opening that can of worms. A seemingly logical solution is to leave it alone, pretend it isn’t there and paint over it. But, there are the risks you run by attempting to paint over wallpaper.

Here is the “scientific” explanation why painting over wallpaper is not a good solution. Wallpaper paste is water based. Moisture from paint products will seep in around the edges and along the seams, compromising the integrity of the glue and weakening the adhesion. As well, in some cases, adding liquid will actually cause the paper to shrink. At this point, all of the laws of physics are against you. Ultimately the bond between the wall and the wallpaper will begin to fail. It is sneaky and may not happen immediately. A week, a month or even a year from now, signs might make it apparent that the original glue has been stressed. Seams may become more visible or corners will start to give way. At this point, you have a bigger mess on your hands as well as wasted time and money spent painting.

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How to Hire a Painting Contractor For Your Project

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Certain home improvement projects require a professional. Not many homeowners are ready to install their HVAC, pour a foundation, or build an addition. Other projects though, like painting, just seem to be begging for the do-it-yourselfer. After all, who isn’t capable of dabbing a brush into paint?

But painting is more difficult than it looks. So, it is with great pleasure that many DIY painters decide that it is now time to hire a painting contractor to take on the job. Let us find out what painting contractors do, how to hire them, and how to negotiate the best price for your painting job.

What Is a Painting Contractor?
A painting contractor can work as a sub, or sub-contractor, under a general contractor, or can hire itself out directly to the homeowner. Usually, the painting contractor is a relatively small operation, ranging from the one-man sole proprietor up to 20 or 30 painters working for a small company.

How to Find One
Painting contractors tend to be local (as of yet, there are no nationally franchised paint contractors). While paint contractors concentrate on painting, some perform associated tasks such as plaster repairs, minor drywall work, trim and molding, and wallpapering.

The other difficult part is getting a painting contractor to show up. While this generalization does not apply to every painter, you can rarely get a paint contractor to show up to look at the house and to later produce a written estimate. It’s hardly the fault of the painting contractors; it is a combination of the contractors being smaller operations along with a high demand for their work.

Because it is next to impossible to find out information about local painting contractors on the Internet, the adage “talk to neighbors” applies here. Some painting contractors display signs on the lawns of houses they are working on, but you find this more with general contractors and siding and replacement windows companies. So, other than the painter’s white panel van out front, you often do not know what is going on inside your neighbors’ houses.

Urban areas often have local magazines (e.g., in Seattle, there is Seattle Magazine), and many of them feature renovated homes. These pieces will list the names and phone numbers for the contractor and sub-contractors—but be warned, these sub-contractors are usually very high-end and expensive.

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Ideas For Creating Accent Walls At Your Home

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Today I want to share some great ideas on how to create accent walls. You can read this article at the handyfamilyman.

Accent walls are back in a big way, and they are better than ever. By blending color, texture, and tone, you can create an epic space that becomes the centerpiece of any room. Here are some of the best accent wall ideas for your home.

Create With Paint

Sure, you could just slap one bold color on an accent wall and call it a day—but why would you when there’s so much more you can do with paint? Stripes, circles, chevrons or herringbone are all on-point style choices. All you need to create an amazing accent wall is paint, painter’s tape, a pencil and a level.

Work With What You’ve Got

Before deciding what should be your accent wall, look at the architectural elements of your home. If you’ve got a fireplace, you already have an accent wall. All you need to do is dress it up. Color, paneling, stonework or built-in bookcases are all great ways to draw attention to an existing focal point.

Feature Wall Ideas for Living Room: Display Your Snaps

Say hello to all those photos you’ve been storing on your hard drive or phone. A photo collage wall is a perfect way to share and relive your cherished memories while creating an enviable accent wall. To keep your collage from looking dated, choose two or three colors of frames that complement each other and mix texture and size. Lay your frames out on the floor and arrange until you’re happy, then replicate the arrangement on the wall.


Yup, you read that right. Fabric can make a fresh and funky accent wall for a reasonable price. Simply pick a selection of coordinating fabrics and wrap them around sturdy cardboard or very thin wood or plastic squares. Affix the squares to the wall in a pleasing pattern with double-sided mounting tape.

Add Warmth With Wood

From sleek to rustic, wood is a perfect accent wall material because it instantly warms up any space. Be sure to paint the remaining walls in your room a color that carries the same undertone as the wood for a unified look.

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Learn how to paint interior doors

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Read this interesting article on the Dulux website on how to paint doors.

Preparing to paint your interior doors? Here’s how to achieve a perfect finish.

1. Prepare the work area

There’s no need to remove interior doors from their hinges, so simply place a plastic sheet or newspaper underneath the door to catch any drips. Remove any doorknobs or locks and place in a safe place.

2. Sand the surface

Use a medium or fine grade sandpaper to get the door looking and feeling as smooth as possible. Its best to try and avoid making it look too ‘polished’ – the paint will stick better if the surface has a small amount of grip.

3. Prepare your materials

If you’re painting a flat door with no paneling or molding, we recommend you choose a 4-inch (10cm) brush or a small roller. Painting paneled doors? You’ll need a small 2-inch (5cm) brush. For more paintbrush tips and tricks, read our guide to choosing the perfect paintbrush here.

4. Dampen the surface

Use a cloth or a sponge to slightly dampen (not soak) the door surface. This trick will help to increase the time the paint takes to dry, giving you longer to apply it and reducing brush marks.

5. Apply the primer

Using a good quality primer like Dulux Wood Primer will help the paint glide on more smoothly. Apply one coat of primer suitable for wooden surfaces and let dry (check the drying instructions if you’re unsure how long it takes).

6. Start painting

Apply the paint in even, broad strokes across the surface of the door. If you can, try and avoid going back over surfaces already painted – this will help you create an even finish. We recommend applying two coats, allowing the paint to dry fully in between each coat. Once the door is painted and dry, replace your hardware and admire your handiwork!

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