High build epoxy resin floor coatings are by far and away the most popular floor finishes applied within aircraft hangars and many examples can be found by simply clicking on the following llink - Aircraft Hangar Images- to get a feel for their popularity and general appearance.
With a dry film thickness equivalent to 12-14 coats of standard floor paint high build epoxy resin floor paints will provide a durable, hard wearing floor finish that will last for years - in our opinion ten years in this type of environment would be a realistic expectation.
A requirement of any type of floor paint within an aircraft hangar is that the paint should be resistant to the Skydrol range of fire-resistant aviation hydraulic fluids as it can soften, blister and eventually be destroyed by repeated contact with this range of fluids. Click here for further information about Skydrol.
Not all high build epoxy resin floor paints are resistant to Skydrol and the some manufacturers recommend that a a skydrol resistant sealer coat, usually polyurethane resin based, be applied on top of the epoxy resin floor paint in order to provide the necessary chemical resistance. Asides from the obvious cost implications the main concern with this approach is that when the sealer coat wears through the underlying epoxy resin floor paint will be exposed and is then vulnerable to attach by the Skydrol.
Other manufacturers have modified their epoxy resin floor paints (usually by employing a different hardening system) that is resistant to Skydrol.
Our preferred system for aircraft hangars is AltroTect high build epoxy resin floor paint.
AltroTect aircraft hangar epoxy resin floor paint is Skydrol resistant
AltroTect aircraft hangar epoxy resin floor paint enhances the appearance of the floor
AltroTect aircraft hangar epoxy resin floor paint can be undertaken in a wide range of colours
AltroTect aircraft hangar floor epoxy resin paint protects concrete from oil and chemical spillages
AltroTect aircraft hangar epoxy resin floor paint provides excellent wear resistance
AltroTect aircraft hangar epoxy resin floor paint is a low odour application
AltroTect aircraft hangar epoxy resin floor paint provides a gloss, easy to clean finish
AltroTect aircraft hangar epoxy resin floor paint creates a non dusting floor
AltroTect aircraft hangar epoxy resin floor paint is available with an anti-slip finish
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