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Top Anti-Rust Coating Products for Rust Prevention

Whether it’s your plumbing system, appliances, chimney, etc., if it is made of steel, it is vulnerable to rust. As a homeowner, one should know that rust is as significant a threat as water damage and structural issues. The one all-time solution for this is considering anti-rust coating. Applying an anti-rust coating is significantly more effective before rusting takes place on the steel surface. In this article, we will outline some great products and information regarding rust that can help in the protection of your house. 

Top Anti-Rust Coating Products by Sunanda Global 

RUSTICIDE: Rust remover and passivator

RUSTICIDE is an effective solution for removing rust and preventing further rusting of both new and old reinforcement steel in new constructions. It is suitable for various steel structures, including tanks, water pipelines, effluent pipelines, trusses, purlins, rafters, and other structural membranes. It performs rust removal and rust prevention in a single operation under mild conditions. 

The application process begins by removing loose rust from the surface. Then, apply sufficient RUSTICIDE on the affected steel surface using a cotton swab. After a minimum of 24 hours, remove the freed loose rust particles with a brush and apply RUSTICIDE again with a brush. Once the surface dries (approximately 48 hours later), apply a passivating coating like POLYALK FIXOPRIME to ensure long-term protection.

POLYALK FIXOPRIME: Rust-preventing polymeric coating

POLYALK FIXOPRIME is a specialized coating solution designed to passivate exposed steel and coat reinforcement bars in new RCC structures. It is also ideal for steel pipelines, structures, bridges, arches, and other applications, particularly in marine environments. POLYALK FIXOPRIME benefits from the high alkalinity of cement, providing high flexural strength and extra adhesion. 

To apply, first clean the steel surface with a stiff wire brush. Mix 1 kg of POLYALK FIXOPRIME with 1 to 1.25 kg of cement to form a lump-free, consistent slurry using a mechanical mixer. Apply this slurry to the steel surface with a brush, ensuring to avoid pinholes. Allow the first coat to set for 6 hours, then apply a second coat and let it set, making sure that no area is left uncovered and taking definite precautions to avoid pinholes.

Why is Anti-Rust Coating Important?

You use rust prevention coatings to shield steel surfaces from rust and corrosion. Here’s a breakdown of the key benefits:

Prevents Rust and Corrosion

The primary function of these coatings is to create a barrier between the steel and the environment (oxygen and moisture) that causes rust and corrosion. This extends the lifespan of steel objects and helps maintain their structural integrity.

Protects Appearance

Rust is unsightly and can detract from the aesthetics of steel surfaces. Anti-rust coatings prevent the formation of rust, keeping your steel objects looking good for longer.

Reduces Maintenance Costs

By preventing rust and corrosion, these coatings minimize the need for frequent repairs and replacements of steel components. This translates to significant cost savings in the long run.

Improves Functionality

Rust and corrosion can compromise the functionality of steel parts. For example, rusty hinges might become stiff or unusable. Anti-rust coatings ensure smooth operation and functionality of steel components.

Enhanced Safety

In severe cases, rust can weaken the structural integrity of steel objects, posing safety hazards. Anti-rust coatings help maintain the strength and stability of steel structures like railings, beams, or pipes.

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The Taj Resort Rust Protection Project: A Sunanda Global Success Story

The Taj Coral Reef Resort and Spa, a luxurious five-star resort on the island of Hembadhu in the Maldives, features overwater and beachfront villas, restaurants, and spa facilities with stunning ocean views. Due to its tropical climate with high humidity and frequent rain, the resort was vulnerable to water damage and corrosion.

The Application

Sunanda Global stepped in to protect the structure of the Taj Resort using our rust-preventing polymeric coating. This highly alkaline, polymeric, elastomeric formulation is designed to protect steel from corrosion through a passivation mechanism. Easy to apply, the coating forms a seamless, smooth layer that shields the structure from water, chemicals, and environmental factors.

Solution

Sunanda Global’s polymeric coatings have provided an effective and reliable solution for the Taj Coral Reef Resort and Spa. Our coatings were applied to the walls and structural surfaces, offering complete protection against water damage and corrosion. These long-lasting coatings require minimal maintenance, ensuring that the resort remains in top condition for years to come.

By understanding the science of rust and using effective anti-rust solutions like Polyalk Fixoprime and Rusticide from Sunanda Global, we can significantly extend the lifespan of steel structures. As the best waterproofing company and protective coating manufacturer, Sunanda Global offers a range of solutions, including bathroom waterproofing, roof waterproofing, etc. 

Our services are complemented by numerous products we offer like liquid-applied waterproofing membranes, exterior coatings, epoxy paints, grouts, bonding agents, waterproofing admixtures, etc.

Contact us today if you are committed to safeguarding your house!

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