Grace Distributing Now Renting Unique High Power 7000 PSI Hot Water Pressure Washer to Complement LifeGuard Active Rust Primer Sales in Gulf Coast and Southeast US

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Industrial and Marine Protective Coatings Just Became a Do-It-Yourself Project With Addition of Unique Portable 7000 PSI Hot Water Pressure Washer Rental to Complement LifeGuard Active Rust Primer Sales by Grace Distributing in the Gulf Coast and Southeast US Industrial and Marine Markets

Grace Distributing Inc., the US importer of LifeGuard Active Rust Primer, is turning the expensive marine and industrial coatings business into a simple Do-It-Yourself project by adding a new equipment rental service for its customers.

Most industrial equipment rental companies do not offer the portable gas powered 7,000 PSI hot water pressure washers that make surface preparation a simple one-step process. Either they offer maximum 5,000 PSI hot water pressure washers, lacking the necessary power to remove all loose rust and loose paint, or they offer 7,000 PSI cold water pressure washers that leave oil and grease in place. Grace Distributing seeks to fill this void in the rental market for its customers.

The 190 degree F hot water loosens and emulsifies all oil, grease and other surface contaminants. At the same time, the high 7,000 PSI fresh water pressure removes all loose paint, loose rust and loose mill scale. Grace is renting the portable pressure washer for $50 per day, with a minimum of 5 days rental to customers outside of South Carolina. Rentals are available to all customers from Texas to Maryland. The weekly rental fee is waived for customers purchasing at least 15 of the 24-liter (6.34 gallon) drums at a time. Each drum covers 1600 SF with the recommended two thin coats.

This new rental equipment greatly enhances LifeGuard’s customers’ ability to prep and prime their own assets. Conventional industrial and marine painting requires highly trained outside contractors with the necessary abrasive blasting equipment, dust containment and blast material clean-up and disposal systems to achieve the required surface preparation.

Coatings Pro Magazine, the NACE International publication, recently featured a long-term case study of LifeGuard as the primer on the hull of a 290-foot barge applied to a brush-off blast cleaned surface (SP7/NACE4). The same surface preparation standard – no oil, no loose rust, no loose paint – is achieved by high pressure hot water cleaning (SP12/NACE5 HP WC to surface cleanliness condition standard WJ4). This case study confirms that the surface preparation offered by the new pressure washer is a long-term protective coatings solution in the toughest environments, even the hull of a barge in a salt water environment.

About Grace Distributing Inc.
Grace Distributing Inc. is the exclusive importer of LifeGuard Active Rust Primer, a universal waterborne acrylic polymer primer that has protected Norwegian shipping for 20 years but is relatively new to the US market.

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