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5 Common Paint Problems and Their Quick Fixes

Summer is a great time to finally get around to all the paint projects that have been building up over the year. With this in mind, our paint expert, Brian “Boomer” Garleb has come up with his top five problems that most paint projects will run into at some point and how to fix them.

  1. Fish eyes: Fish eyes occur when paint has been applied over oil, dirt, silicone, or incompatible coatings. Luckily, fish eyes are an easy fix. First, you’ll need to remove the grease or oil stain with a cleaning solution. Usually bleach, paint thinner, or trisodium phosphate (TSP) will work. After the area has been cleaned, the area can be sanded down.
  2. Cratering/Pitting: Another common problem is cratering or pitting. This occurs when air pockets get trapped inside wet film. The solution, however, is easy enough, and just involves sanding or smoothing out the existing finish and applying another coat over the sanded area.
  3. Uneven gloss: Uneven gloss is when film thickness is not equal, when there’s moisture in the coating, or when a topcoat is applied over wet primer. Solving this problem simply means allowing more drying time.
  4. Fading paint: Moisture trapped behind paint is more likely to cause paint to fade. Purchasing paint already colored for factory, which has a powder tint rather than a liquid tint, is an easy way to fix this common problem.
  5. Paint wrinkling: This happens when too much paint is applied. To fix it, remove the bad paint and recoat the affected area.

So there you have it, five common problems and five simple solutions. If you ever have a paint project or other service projects you don’t feel up to tackling, you can let Gateway FS Construction Services know. You can give us a call at 866-551-3454, and let our specialists help you find exactly what you are looking for. We look forward to providing you the best customer service experience.

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Customer Thank You

Construction is a demanding job. And there is the added pressure of knowing that any given project we’re working on directly affects someone’s home, business, or livelihood. It’s a great feeling to see something through from the very beginning to the end, when it becomes a functional tool for someone to benefit from and use every day. That’s why it means so much to us at Gateway FS Construction Services when a customer takes a moment to share their appreciation.

Recently we received a thank you from our clients Norm and Judy B. about a barn remodel project, and we wanted to share it here.

Gateway FS,

Just a note to say “Thank You” very much to Joe who did amazing work on our old barn.  The old saying “you can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear” – Well – Joe can!  He does beautiful work and we appreciate it so much and will enjoy the improvement for years to come.  Our compliments to an amazing craftsman!

Thanks,

Norm and Judy B.

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For us, our job is more than simply providing someone with a building or a grain bin, it’s about providing someone with the exact building they need to start their business, or the exact size of grain bin for them to have a successful growing season. The buildings and equipment we install are simply the tools, it’s the people who matter to us. We could install the most beautiful, fully-stocked steel building available, and if it wasn’t what the customer needed, that project would be a failure.

So we just wanted to thank Norm and Judy for their note, because it really does mean a lot to us. We enjoyed the opportunity to work with them, and we always look forward to meeting new clients and figuring out how to help them get exactly what they need.

If you have any questions about our services you can let Gateway FS Construction Services know. You can give us a call at 866-551-3454, and let our specialists help you find exactly what you are looking for. We look forward to providing you the best customer service experience.

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Project Profile: Old Barn Made New with Metal Roofing and Siding

Sometimes a building can stand out for all the wrong reasons. Some buildings are a little old looking, some buildings are falling apart and need to be torn down. And sometimes, a building is just a little dated and needs some attention and care. It’s tempting in these cases to want to tear down and start again, and sometimes that’s the right call. However, at FS Construction Services we have experienced again and again how refurbishing an older, solid structure, can be a better allocation of funds. There are a number of these types of buildings whose life expectancy can be greatly extended.

This was the case for Tom Marcheski and his team when they recently remodeled an old barn that was by no means dilapidated, but greatly benefited from some work and attention. The old roof and siding were replaced with Fabral’s Strongclad galvanized-steel panels, which not only dramatically improved the look of the barn, it added Class A fire resistance and Class 4 hail impact resistance.

This new covering, on the sides and on the roof, is not only cheaper than a whole new building, it will provide incredible strength and durability for many years to come, breathing new life into an older structure, and providing the perfect solution for a building that’s meant to be a little rugged.

Finally, our team of construction professionals outfitted this newly renovated building with a guttering system. This addition will help to divert any rains away from the building thus helping to keep the floor dry and eliminate standing water around the building.

We understand that agricultural equipment and structures need to be able to endure some hard treatment and even harder weather. From grain systems to steel buildings to metal roofs and even paint that won’t fade, Gateway FS Construction Services can help. You can give us a call at 866-551-3454, and let our specialists help you find exactly what you are looking for. We look forward to providing you the best customer service experience.