Milwaukee Art Museum
The complex's pedestrian bridge, along with the sunscreen's pedestal and intricate metal components, required a coating system that could maintain the aesthetic appeal required for such a high-profile structure and still stand up to the punishing Wisconsin winters and humid lake-shore environment. Kahler Slater, the project's architectural firm, specified a Tnemec coating system utilizing Series 90-97 Tneme-Zinc, a zinc-rich polyurethane primer that offers exceptional corrosion resistance to steel substrates, followed by an intermediate coat of Series 27 F.C. Typoxy, a polyamide epoxy. For topcoats, the architects chose Tnemec's proven Series 73 Endura-Shield, an aliphatic polyurethane, in a bright white, topcoated with Series 76 Endura-Clear, an aliphatic polyurethane clearcoat. This project was completed by Porta-Painting.