It’s like a mantra for painters. We’ve said it on our blog before. “Never paint a dirty surface.” Improper surface preparation is a surefire way to derail an industrial painting project before it really gets moving. Some statistics suggest that the vast majority of coatings failures can be traced back to inadequate surface preparation.
Removing an existing coating often plays an important step in surface preparation. Perhaps this is part of a regularly scheduled maintenance plan and the coating has simply outlived its intended service life.