Two Part And Air-Dry Coating

Cor-Pro Systems, Inc. provides superior two-part and air-dry coating services in Houston, Texas and nearby Gulf Coast areas.

two part and airy dry coatingsWith almost 30 years of expertise in corrosion protection, Cor-Pro Systems delivers unparalleled service to clients in a variety of industries.  Cor-Pro Systems is a high quality provider in the corrosion prevention industry in the Gulf Coast, accessible to all nearby facilities like oil refineries and petrochemical plants.

Cor-Pro provides custom two-part and air-dry coating services in Houston that protects components and equipment from corrosion and abrasion.

If you have questions regarding coatings or want to get a custom quote for your coating needs, call Cor-Pro in Houston, Texas (Gulf Coast) at 713-896-1091, or send an e-mail to


Corrosion Protection: What Are Two Part And Air Dry Coatings?

Corrosion is the leading cause of damage in industrial machine parts and equipment. Corrosion cost the US economy over $1 trillion last year. At 6.2% of the country’s GDP, corrosion is one of the largest single expenses in the US economy.

Due to these losses, corrosion protection of metals has become a key part of running industrial-based businesses. One of the most common coating system is the Two Part And Air Dry Coating solution.

As the name suggest, Two Part And Air Dry Coating consists of two main steps (or coating agents) left to organically dry and bind to the metal surface of equipments. Various combinations of coating agents as well as drying methods are employed depending on the solution needed, environment, and equipments used.

The most common Two Part And Air Dry Coating solutions are: Zinc Primers, Epoxy, and Urethane coatings.

Types Of Two Part And Air Dry Coatings: Zinc, Epoxy, and Urethane

services-7Zinc Rich Primers

Zinc rich primers are used to protect steel surfaces from corrosion. It is one of the more effective means of sealing critical equipments from moisture, protecting it from rust and corrosion.

Zinc rich primers primarily contain a high concentration of zinc dust. This coating agent acts sacrificially when in direct contact with the steel forming zinc salts. The zinc salts then effectively fill the pores of the primer sealing off the steel substrate from moisture.

Zinc-rich primers provide outstanding corrosion resistance, especially in aggressive corrosive environments. Zinc-rich primers are intended for structural steel members and not for thin-gauge metal sheets.

valve-coatingsEpoxy Coatings

Epoxy coatings provide two-layered heavy duty corrosion protection that can withstand the attacks of harsh corrosive agents like moisture and air. Because they use less energy than heat-cured powder coatings, they provide better protection on metal substrates with lower rate of protection degrade.

Epoxy coatings exhibit low volatility and water cleanup, making them ideal for factory cast iron, cast steel, and cast aluminum. The most common application of epoxy coatings is in the industrial and automotive areas, primarily because of their high heat resistance as compared to latex-based and alkyd-based coatings. However, epoxy paints tend to deteriorate if constantly exposed to UV radiation.

This makes epoxy coatings a more ideal solution for the corrosion protection of indoor critical equipments.

corrosion-protection-industriesUrethane Coatings

Urethane coatings for metals is a two-part coating solution best used for exterior equipments. Because of its tough qualities, urethane is also used in corrosion management as a first line of defense against corrosive agents.

A quality coat of urethane offers great protection against UV rays, rain, snow and other weather-based corrosive agents. Urethanes are also extremely durable, further strengthening equipments constantly exposed to harsh elements as it is better able to resist scratch, impact, and abrasion.

Urethane coating for metals presents a thin film, high gloss finish with exceptional weathering performance characteristics. This coating is used in virtually all industrial markets to provide a smooth durable finish that has superior resistance to corrosion, abrasion, and chemical exposure.

Urethanes are more effective when applied to external critical equipments constantly exposed to the sun, rain, snow, etc.

Corrosion Protection: Why Are Coatings Important?

Companies can save up to 25 to 30% of annual corrosion costs in the US if they invest in quality coatings. Without proper coatings, corrosion can have damaging effects on valves, motors, pumps, fasteners, switches, belts, and other mechanical equipment.

In infrastructure, the annual direct cost is around $22.6 billion. Corrosion costs total $47.9 billion for utilities such as gas, water, and electricity.

Using coatings as a corrosion protection solution helps:

  • Reduce costs. 25% of costs caused by corrosion is avoided by applying existing knowledge on corrosion protection such as coatings.
  • Reduce accidents. Work-related accidents cost the US $250 billion every year. A lot of those incidents are caused by faulty work equipment. If a structure is free of corrosion, the risk for accidents is significantly reduced.
  • Save time. In the event your equipment does falter due to corrosion, repairing it will take time. Once operations stop, the delay in production will also mean profit losses.

VELOCITY: Delivery in Hours, Not Days

Cor-Pro’s Velocity coating service is specifically geared toward rapid-response tasks.

If you have a pressing deadline, Velocity is the answer to your prayers. This premium service utilizes every advantage of the Cor-Pro methodology, including multiple accuracy checks, superbly trained crew, and round-the-clock facility operation to meet delivery schedules.

We take pride in the Cor-Pro Velocity Service. The purpose and responsibility of this offering is to ensure that your urgent coating projects are processed and delivered expeditiously. We have assembled a team of Cor-Pro’s best experts to staff the Velocity Desk everyday at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM to process any project that require Velocity Service.

Only Cor-Pro can offer you this kind of responsiveness while guaranteeing a superior level of professionalism and commitment to quality.

For a custom consultation or a quote, call Cor-Pro in Houston, Texas (Gulf Coast) at 713-896-1091, or send an e-mail to