Well-maintained tanks can last indefinitely. So keeping the exterior coating of your tank in good condition is an important part of tank maintenance.
“Choosing optimal coatings for your tank’s exterior protects it from rusting and other damage,” Southern Corrosion’s Jim Skilton says. Over time, your tank’s exterior coating will chalk and fade, primarily due to sunlight. As a result, this coating needs to be sun resistant to prolong color and gloss retention.
Two layers of paint are applied to the exterior of a tank. The base layer should most likely be an epoxy. This provides corrosion control, barrier resistance and durability. Then an exterior coating is applied on top of the epoxy to protect it. The exterior coating is to protect the epoxy coating underneath.
Preventive paint maintenance is incredibly cost-effective because it prolongs the time between costly tank repainting jobs. Contact your Southern Corrosion area representative to find out more, or to schedule your next tank inspection.