Case Histories

Government/Military/Public

Brooklyn Navy Yard - Brooklyn, NY

Challenge:

The building had not been occupied for many years and the interior was in very poor condition. The steel was rusting and had been previously painted with lead-based paint. All of the interior walls, ceilings and support columns were also covered with flaking and delaminating lead-based paint.

Solution:

A system that would address the rust and corrosion, encase the remaining lead-based paint, provide a cost effective long-term solution was employed. The SE-110CI was used to prime all of the rusted steel and the SE-110 was used to stabilize all of the other surfaces. The SE-120 was then used to provide a seamless and flexible finish to the entire interior of the building.

Youth Correction Center - Manden, ND

Challenge:

The trusses in the gymnasium were covered with extensive loose flaking paint, were to be repainted as part of a major renovation project. Although Lead-Based Paint (LBP) was not involved in this case, extensive surface preparation (removal) would have been required if a conventional paint had been used to re-paint these trusses.

Solution:

Only the really loose, flaking paint was removed prior to spray applying SE-110 Penetrating-Stabilizer (primer). The SE-110 penetrates the existing paint, re-adhering any remaining loose and flaking paint, and renders it non-friable. Not only is outstanding adhesion achieved on all surfaces, but also the penetration ability of the primer into difficult spaces between back-to-back angles allows the primer to stabilize the loose paint in those spaces. The primer is next over-coated with SE-120 topcoat, which is spray applied over the primed surfaces. The “shrink-wrap” effect of this encasement system around the truss members provides additional assurance that the coating system will remain in place for many years.

Fort Hale Park - New Haven, CT

Challenge:

Addressing 8,000 square feet of Lead-Based Paint (LBP) with minimum scraping and removal as this busy park is close to an apartment complex near the New Haven Harbor.Changing colors from all brown, while staying within budgets.

Solution:

The SAFE Encasement System allowed the work to be performed in a timely manner while addressing the LBP conditions and not creating any additional environmental concerns to the land, housing or water areas. SE-110 Penetrating-Stabilizer was used to “lock down” any damaged areas, and then SE-151 was used to repair holes. SE-120 Protective-Skin topcoat covered the brown while giving the ability to match 5 colors, including three greens, a beige and Mexican red.

 

Before

 

After

 

Before

 

After

Church of Scientology - San Jose, CA

Challenge:

The fiberglass insulation inside of some air supply ducts had gotten dirty from years of service. In order to maintain high Indoor Air Quality for its members and visitors, the Church of Scientology has a policy of not allowing exposed fiberglass inside of their buildings. Estimated cost to replace the ducts was higher than expected exceeding the budget. Also down time on the building ventilation system was a major concern.

Solution:

First step was to cut openings along the length of ducts. The opening had to be sized and spaced to allow access for cleaning and application of the encasement system. Next the inside of the ducts were cleaned and vacuumed to remove all dirt and debris. Following cleaning, the SE-110 primer was applied onto all of the duct interior surfaces. Next, repairs were made using SE-PF polyester fabric to reinforce corners and make repairs. Last, SE-120 Protective-Skin top-coat was applied to all of the interior surfaces of these ducts. This project was completed in a time efficient and cost effective manner by Rhapsody Painting & Environmental of San Francisco, POC: Joseph Ruiz.

 

Rooftop view of ventilation systems

 

Inside of fiberglass-lined duct (before)

 

After application of SE-110 primer

U.S. Navy Ship - San Diego, CA

Challenge:

The supply air ducts were badly rusting and needed to be coated with a system that could withstand salt spray and high humidity conditions without corroding.

Solution:

The surfaces were sand blasted the treated with Chlor*Rid to remove remaining soluble salts. Next, the surfaces were coated with SE-110-CI, a corrosion protecting primer. When dry, these surfaces were over-coated with SE-120 Protective-Skin coating, then top coated with SE-170 High-Gloss Surface Coating to provide protection from mold and mildew.


Prep (remove soluble salts)
Prime (SE-110-CI)
Protect (SE-120)
Finish (SE-170)

HUD Funded Housing - Richmond, CA

Challenge:

These pre-1978 houses all had damaged, aging paint and many were home to children under the age of six. The City of Richmond wanted to restore the appearance of the homes in an approved and affordable manner.

Solution:

Only the really loose and flaking paint was removed using approved methods. Next, using SE-110 Penetrating-Stabilizer (primer), the exterior surfaces were stabilized, sealed and made Lead-SAFE in a dust free manner. This was followed by application of SE-120 Protective-Skin that was custom tinted to meet the owner’s needs.

Fort Baker - California

Challenge:

Encase, refurbish and protect exterior surfaces of buildings

Solution:

A SAFE Encasement System using SE-110 and SE-120 encased, refurbished, and now protects the buildings at Fort Baker, California.