On the Job With Complete Coatings, Inc: A 17-Year Strong Polyurea Company

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Before and after photos of an oil and gas industry mixing tank coated with polyurea.

Complete Coatings, Inc. is a full-service polyurea company located in Boardman, Ohio. Bill Skinner, owner of Complete Coatings, Inc. is a long-time veteran of secondary containment projects. Over the years, Bill and his crew have tackled everything from jet-fuel tanks to nuclear power plants. Some of his many projects have included tank farms, holding tanks, mixing tanks for the oil and gas industry, stairways, water purification plants, waste-water treatment plants, mining projects, cement jersey barriers, launchers and receivers, transformers, oil and gas compressor stations, coke plants, saturation towers, and more.

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Tank farm. Secondary containment coated with polyurea.

Choosing the Right Polyurea Material

According to Bill, "When it comes to Polyurea material, one size does not fit all. It depends upon the job you're doing and what needs to be accomplished. Bill often does testing before applying a polyurea product to ensure that it is compatible with the chemical that will come into contact with it. Testing eliminates any guess work and allows the project to proceed without a hitch. "If I do a project that is less than professional, it reflects on the industry as a whole. That is why it is so important to maintain the best professional integrity in everything I do," says Bill. This way, Bill builds a reputation for satisfying his customers long-term. It also results in repeat business or building a shining portfolio of references to present to other potential customer.

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Jersey barrier. Monolithic wall sealed and coated with polyurea.

Prep-Work is Everything

According to Bill, "prep-work is everything. Starting with a clean, dry surface is an absolute must." Bill further explains that every surface presents a unique set of circumstances and can require a special cleaning protocol. Some surfaces may appear to be the same; however, the surface conditions can be drastically different. Sometimes oil, gas, or other chemicals must be removed by using various products that are made for a particular job. The prep work usually takes longer than the actual application, but it is worth the time to get it right the first time.

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Oil and gas industry re-boiler. Secondary containment coated with polyurea.

Maintaining a Winning Reputation

"Polyurea is an absolutely wonderful product, but when it's not installed properly, it can tarnish the reputation of the material as well as the industry. Industries that hire polyurea contractors should make sure that polyurea installers are bondable, have liability insurance, worker's compensation, and a proven track record that can be referenced," explains Bill.

Sister Company of Complete Coatings Provides Remediation

Odyssey Environmental is a sister company of Complete Coatings, Inc. It is a full-service remediation company that specializes in serving the petroleum and chemical industries. Their tanker trucks can remove liquid substances that are housed in containment tanks and power wash areas in need of industrial scale cleaning. This allows Complete Coatings, Inc. to offer a full range of services to their customers.

For more information, Complete Coatings, Inc. can be reached at 330-233-7384

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