Multi-Gard is here to help.
We offer quality products and engineer solutions for unique challenges specific to industrial OEM’s and asset owners looking for light industrial and protective coatings.
Should you require any further information regarding light industrial or protective coatings in Australia, please feel free to contact our team.
Q. Which is better, single pack or two pack coatings?
A. From a performance point of view, two component coatings are more durable. However, there are good reasons to consider single pack products where the environment is less severe, or economy is required.
Q. How long do the paint systems last? How do I know what are the best options for a job?
A. Durability of the coating system is generally dictated by the type of product used, the environment, and the thickness of the system applied. That’s not a recommendation to put twice as much on! What it means is that a three coat system, with a Dry Film Thickness of (say) 250 microns, is going to be more durable than a two coat system of 150 microns (assuming all things are equal).
Q. Why do you recommend a different thinner for just about every product?
A. Each coating is individually formulated to ensure it has been optimised for its use and application. There are several different chemical groups, or types that are available: epoxies, polyurethanes etc. We have to use solvents that are chemically compatible within each of these groups to ensure the coating can be applied, and cured, correctly.
Q. What colour range is available?
A. We can supply the Finish coats Multi-Gard GP 48AU and Multi Gard GP 14AU in both the British Standard and the Australian Standard colours, as well as a range of “custom” colours specifically for “branded” machinery.
Q. I want a special colour for a very fussy customer. Can you match my sample?
A. Yes. We have a custom colour service, where we can generally match most colours. There may be a nominal charge for this service.
Q. Have these products been proven in the field?
A. Yes, Resene Paints have been manufacturing protective coatings in Australia and New Zealand since the mid-1950’s, and have a huge range of case histories. The products in the light industrial range are all proven in the field and have been used in our industrial range for several years.
Q. I need Material Safety Data Sheets that I can keep on-hand in our workshop. Can you supply these?
A. Yes, current Material Safety Datasheets, in PDF format are downloadable from the site.
Q. What is the theoretical spreading rate? Why cant you tell me how many litres I will need to paint an item.
A. There are many variables that will influence the practical spreading rate of any coating. The spray equipment used, the shape/profile of the object being painted, application technique and coating thickness. Given all the variables, it is difficult to give a specific spreading rate that covers all those factors. The theoretical spreading rate is a mathematical calculation based on a precise thickness of paint and the volume solids of the coating.
Q. What is Volume Solids?
A. Paint is manufactured using a resinous material (binder), pigments (colour) and solvent (carrier). The solvent evaporates after application. The Volume Solids is the percentage of the material that is left after all the solvent has evaporated. The Volume Solids dictates the spreading rate of the product, at a given film build.