Sherwin-Williams: Cover the Earth
Damp Surface Adhesion

Adhering to Damp, Marginally Prepared Surfaces

Dura-Plate 301 is engineered to provide superior adhesion on damp, marginally prepared surfaces, and compatible with UHP hydroblasting.

When you don’t have the luxury of applying coatings on a dry, clean, shop-primed steel surface, but you have no tolerance for coating failures in three years or less, what are your options?

It is not unusual in newbuild environments to have to prepare surfaces in conditions where you can’t control humidity, completely dry the steel substrate, or keep flash rust at low levels. And yet, it has been long recognized that the service life of a protective coating on steel is closely related to the quality of the coating application and the inspection that follows it.

Worry no more. Replacing solvent-borne coatings and abrasive blasting with a newer, IMO PSPC-type approved method can reduce surface preparation and coating application costs by 15 percent and shorten conversion and building schedules. Your solution is solvent-free Dura-Plate 301, engineered to provide superior adhesion on damp, marginally prepared surfaces, and compatible with UHP hydroblasting.

Field surveys show FPSOs coated with Dura-Plate 301 to be in pristine condition after five years. And this experience is supported by the results of U.S. Navy and IMO PSPC life cycle analyses showing dramatic increases in service life performance for vessels of all kinds.