Good Foundations

By Russell Hicks

In the coatings world, a good foundation (SURFACE PREP) is the starting point to a successful coatings system.

Just like in life, foundations are important for success. If you start a business with family and friends without a good foundation (strategy, cohesiveness, legal structure) the business runs the risk of failure.

In the coatings world it’s very similar to the business world when you have the negatives you can see and the negatives you can’t see. One good foundation for us is overcoming the negative aspect of slipperiness.  Visible negatives we deal with are loose dirt, dust, oils, rust and moisture. Non visible negatives are salts, chlorides and sulfates.

Good foundations are the starting point for most things in life, including paint systems. Read more in this article.

Founded in 1947, Induron manufactures high performance coatings that serve a range of industrial applications, including the wastewater, transmission and distribution and groundwater storage industries. Learn more about us at

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