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Linetec explains Class I and Class II Anodize

Class I and Class II anodic coatings are designations created by the Aluminum Association for the purpose of codifying the specification of anodized aluminum. The AAMA 611 specifications and warranty involves both Class I  and Class II  anodize. Class I Anodize coatings have a mil thickness of 0.7 (18 microns) or greater. Class II Anodize coatings have a […]

Architectural Copper Anodize – provided by Linetec

Linetec’s exclusive copper anodize finish maintains its initial copper color and does not patina over time. Architects  owners and residents no longer need to worry about the design complexities and maintenance issues when choosing the classic look of copper. This exclusive copper anodize finish offers our customers the look of rich, real copper without such shortcomings as salt run-off stains, galvanic corrosion and patina. The elegance of Copper Anodize offers: Striking visual effect […]

Controlling Variation in a Paint Color

  The human eye can differentiate between 10 million colors, and the way in which buildings are designed, built and lit can alter that perceived color. Humans have been making and using paint colors for hundreds of years, however current paint color technology still means we live in a world of variables and while they may be very small,  they can still be significant. […]

Top Color Trends for 2013 – According to Valspar

Let’s start the year with a fresh set of paint color selections. Finding a perfect color for your project can be challenging. Valspar brings many inspirations, tips and tools to ease the color selection process. “Color, like features, follow the changes of emotions.”  Pablo Picasso Valspar has completed intense research, analysis and forecasting  to learn about the immediate and long […]

Safeguarding Anodized Aluminum

With its inherent corrosion resistance, aluminum’s ability to maintain structural integrity has been documented for decades. However, after the finish has been applied to the material, there is the unfortunate chance for damage during delivery, manufacturing or installation. While damage often happens from handling, damage during and after installation can also occur when masonry products, […]

Adding a Clear Coat to a PVDF (Kynar) Paint Coating

70% PVDF coatings offer the ultimate protection in building performance. These finishes exhibit outstanding resistance to humidity, color change, chalk, gloss loss and chemicals. These sustainable coatings will ensure a long-lasting, durable finish. No other coating system can withstand the rigors of nature and time like those based on the Kynar 500 resin. 70% PVDF […]

Architectural Color and Design: Why Can’t I Get Bright Red Anymore?

Bright, dramatic colors have always been an influential part of the color palette in architectural design. A striking paint coating to the aluminum components of a structure can serve several purposes; it can match a buildings exotic surroundings or contrast with its peaceful serene environment. The colors can match a school’s color scheme or complement […]

Linetec’s Architectural Resource Center

Linetec’s Architectural Resource Center Visit Linetec’s Architectural Resource Center. Our team of technical experts provide valuable industry education of high-performance architectural finishes to architects, engineers, specifiers and manufacturers. Download a Non-Proprietary Guide Specification for High-Performance Architectural Coatings. 05 0513 Shop-Applied Coatings for Metal Review Linetec’s two AIA/CES Presentations available on-line and as in-house lunch-n-learns Introduction to Coatings – Field […]

Linetec explains how to maximize protection for aluminum surfaces

Protecting aluminum surfaces before and after finishing is crucial to a completed project. You invest heavily in the quality finish of your products and rejected or damaged material can affect your bottom line in several ways. One of the most popular methods of aluminum protection is a polyethylene based surface protective film, often referred to […]