A Rainbow of Colours at Your Fingertips – With Galvacoat
We’ve written in other blogs about the numerous benefits of Galvacoat for painting and hot dip galvanizing surfaces, but here’s another one that’s proving to be hugely popular right now – the ability to match your colour to an entire rainbow of possibilities.
Hot dip galvanizing is the most successful method of providing corrosion protection for steelwork, but up until recently the palate of colours available of this process has been limited. With Galvacoat you can now match your desired colour in accordance with the RAL System.
RAL is a colour matching standard used for defining exact colours for paint and coatings, and is the most popular Central European Color Standard used today. The system is arranged into yellow, orange, red, violet, blue, green, grey, brown and white/black groupings with up to 40 variant shade within each one. The colours are typically used in architecture, construction, and industry and road safety where specific standards would be required.
What this means is that specifiers and end users alike can now match the colour of various surfaces with their own brand colours, or with a specific creative design for the surface.
And there’s no doubt about it, we’re becoming ‘braver’ in our use of colours in recent years. We’ve provided every colour combination from pink – for a hair salon – to baby blue for a wonderful steel installation. And both colours will stand up to the elements just as well as darker more traditional alternatives. The colour finish is pretty much as limitless as your imagination, and can totally transform the end result in terms of its aesthetic appeal.
There can also be a safety consideration involved in the choice of colour. Numerous county councils and local authorities have opted for luminous yellow, for example.
Another big plus is that, as well as being available in any colour you choose, Galvacoat Extreme gives you the added benefit of being able to resist local environmental or meteorological conditions.
For a beautiful block of apartments in Westport that look straight out to sea – with a high sodium environment – we provided a hot dip galvanizing solution that not just looks amazing, but that will also resist fading and deterioration for many, many years to come.
Nowadays, Galvacoat is used across a wide range of applications including gates, railings and balconies – as well as on structural steelwork and street furniture. This makes it more relevant than ever that the finish can be in any colour you can imagine, letting you match the colour with the use or location of the finished surface.
For further information on Galvacoat hot dip galvanizing– and how you can choose from a whole rainbow of colours – why not contact our friendly, expert advisors today!