-Optional Metal Finishes-
Hot-dipped galvanizing, E-coat primer, and Powder
Coat finish are all available at an added cost. We can quote pricing.
E-Coat Primer is the result of a process called Electrodeposition
coating which uses electricity to deposit a
smooth, thin, uniform layer of plastic coating on the
surface of a metal part.
Before metal parts receive the E-Coat formula they go
through an eight stage state-of-the-art pretreatment
process. Each metal part is first cleaned with a powerful
combination of spray and dip alkaline cleaners
in order to remove dirt, oils, and other contaminants,
which can interfere with the development of good
paint adhesion or could cause surface defects. Immediately
following the cleaning stages, the parts
receive a fresh water rinse and an activator salt immersion
to improve the next step, phosphate coating.
Parts are cleaned and rinsed again, then immersed in
a zinc phosphate tank. Zinc phosphate converts the
metal substrate to a crystalline surface, creating a
good surface for paint bonding and improving corrosion
resistance. The part is again rinsed to remove any
excess phosphate then immersed in a non-chrome
sealer to reduce porosity and prevent flash rusting.
The parts are once again rinsed with deionized or reverse
osmosis water prior to epoxy coating. After the
part has been cleaned and zinc phosphated, it is immersed
in liquid epoxy and coated to a smooth and
uniform 0.7 - 0.9 mils.
Since the coating is applied as a liquid, the epoxy
travels into crevices and trouble spaces to assure
that outside moisture cannot invade the coated
area and cause rust. The end result of this aggressive
pretreatment and E-Coat application is a part that is
thoroughly cleaned and fully encapsulated in plastic.
The epoxy-coated part is then cured in an oven at
approximately 400 degrees Fahrenheit for at least 20
minutes. E-Coat Primer can be expected to withstand
1000 hours or more in a salt spray chamber. These
1000 hours are thought to be approximately equivalent
to 10 years of performance.
Powder Coating is an additional charge option for steel components on steel frame shelters. Choose
powder coat color(s) by referencing an RAL number
listed on an RAL color chart. For an RAL color chart,
please contact the factory.
The powder coating process is a complete corrosion
protective process. All steel components are
cleaned, pretreated, sealed and preheated to assure
proper powder thickness and adhesion through
a 5 stage, dual zone curing process. The polyester
powder is electrostatically applied and oven cured
at 375 degrees to a mil thickness of 3.0 - 6.0.
Walnut Brown Oil Stain is our own basic oil-base stain
that gives wood a deep, rich tone. It is used mostly on
Pine, but is available as a finish on other woods.
Sher-Wood Homoclad Sealer is a moisture-resistant
sealer which protects against rot and discoloration.
It penetrates deep into wood pores, increasing dimensional
stability. This sealer is used on Southern Yellow
Pine, Redwood and Oak.
-Optional Wood Finishes
Nelsonite is a wood stabilizer that guards against
swelling, shrinking and warping. It repels water, and
acts as a preservative. Nelsonite is used on braces
and components of truss-type shelters.
Polyurethane is a high gloss, clear finish, which highlights
wood to a furniture finish. Polyurethane is to be
used for indoor furnishings only.
Sikkens is a super translucent finish based on special
oil-alkyd resin combination and select ultraviolet
absorbing pigments. It gives a long-lasting “furniture "look" finish.
-Treated Lumber Options-
ACQ (Alkaline Copper Quaternary) Pressure Treated
Southern Yellow Pine provides protection from a
broad spectrum of fungi and termites, preventing rot
Treated Southern Yellow Pine with a stabilizer such as
a homoclad sealer.
Pine. This wood is
strong and sturdy. Both
treated and untreated
Pine are used in most
shelters. Pine is also an
for benches, tables and
litter receptacles. It stains and finishes
well. Note: when pressure treated woods
are used, allow for some checking and
cracking. This will not affect the strength
or integrity of the wood, and will not merit
is naturally resistant to
decay, and it weathers
nicely. Clear, all-heart
Redwood is beautiful
and stylish, keeping
a consistent color
throughout. Construction heart Redwood
is used where thicker Redwood is desired.
It has the same characteristics as clear
all-heart, but allows for small, tight knots
and variations in color.
Western Red Cedar.
This species has a reddish
tint, and is used in
shelters for roof decking
and fascia. It is very
durable, and is naturally
resistant to decay, infestation
Mahogany. A beautiful
hardwood which has a
natural luster. A durable
wood with rich tones, it
is a natural for outdoor
use in benches, tables
and litter receptacles.
Oak. Only number 1
grade Oak is used. Noted
for its strength and
rich grain, Oak is ideal
for indoor benches and
site furnishings. Oak is
not recommended for
outdoor use. Any Oak
furnishings used outdoors will not be covered
Ipe. May also be known
as Pau Lope. This wood
is 3 times harder than
Oak, making it an excellent
choice for outdoor
uses, and where vandal
resistance is needed. It
is olive brown in color, but allow for some
variations in tone. It weathers to a beautiful
Douglas Fir. Clear vertical
grain, where a
rich, off-white wood
is required with similar
characterisitics to Pine.
It can be used as roof
decking in shelters, or
substituted for Pine in benches, tables
and litter receptacles.
Purpleheart. This hardwood
is similar in characteristics
to Ipe. It is
a vivid purple, and
weathers to a natural
silver-gray. This wood is
difficult to carve, and
extremely fire resistant.
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