Airplane hangars take a beating. Tools, trucks, chemicals, and of course airplanes going in and out can have a negative impact on the hangar’s exterior. Not only that, hangars house very important and expensive items. You want to be sure that your hangar is tough enough to stand up to the elements and protect your equipment and planes. Epoxy can help you do that!
Why Use Epoxy on Your Airplane Hangars Exterior
Epoxy is a great way to elongate the life of the siding of your hangar. Since hangars are usually made of metal siding, rust is eventually going to be an issue. Epoxy can help prevent rust as well as keep you from have to reside or paint for years.
Where to Use Epoxy on Your Airplane Hangars Exterior
You can use epoxy on many places including the siding, roof, sidewalk, and driveway. If you have a sidewalk leading up to hangar doors, or a driveway, epoxy can be used to coat new sidewalks or driveways to protect them from the elements. It also can be used in existing sidewalks and driveways to fill in cracks that have appeared over time.
Epoxy comes in many types and colors, so can be used to paint or decorate your hangar’s exterior however you please. You could even have an artist use it to paint a mural on the side if you want!While you may not be looking to make your hangar pretty, you do want it to be clean and presentable. Using epoxy can help you achieve this aesthetic by keeping your exterior protected so it does not look old and dilapidated.
Epoxy Design Options for Your Airplane Hangar
There are many design options for using epoxy in the design of your hangar. Let’s look at some of them.
You can paint the exterior of your hangar any color you want. Epoxy has so many color choices, you can ensure your hangar looks exactly how you want it to. It can be used to coat existing paint to protect it for longer. If your plane has special colors, your hangar can have epoxy applied to match it!
For most hangar applications, polishes are not be needed. If you want to use extra varnish or polyurethane to add to the life, you can, but it really isn’t’ necessary. If you do decide to add some embed or inlays, you may want to polish or wax what you create.
Coating edges is always important. If you are painting, please be sure to coat your edges well for optimum protection. Should you be creating something that requires an embed or inlay, you may need to build a frame that will allow the epoxy to leave a thick coat on the sides.
While most airplane hangar epoxy applications are utilitarian in nature, you may fancy creating a nice outdoor area for yourself and your staff. You could do airplane related embeds on a tabletop for a picnic area, and it would go well with your hangar. This would require creating a tabletop and placing plane pictures or other related items on it, then creating a frame to go around the tabletop and pouring epoxy resin on it to seal the images in.
Epoxy Maintenance for Airplane Hangar Exteriors
One of the major benefits to epoxy is that it is so easy to maintain. You can simply wipe it down with water, and soap if necessary, if it gets dirty. You can even pressure wash it if needed.
Airplane Hangar Exterior Epoxy FAQs
You may have some questions about using epoxy on the exterior of your hangar. Here are some FAQs.
Can I use epoxy on the roof of my hangar?
Yes, you can!! There is epoxy paint made specifically for roofs. It protects your roof and adds an extra layer of waterproofing, giving you awesome protection for your valuable airplane and other items.
How do I clean oil spills on epoxy floors in the hangar?
This is pretty simple. Just use the same cleaning solution you would use to clean oil off of anything, and mop it right up.