We perform this treatment in 5 steps. First, we proceed to scraping the lintels. This is done to take out all the rust, the dust, and all the impurities. Second, we sandblast the metal pieces, to help making the surface nice and smooth. Third, we apply a rust inhibitor for protecting the metal even more. Fourth, we apply a primer so that the paint will adhere better on the lintel. And finally, we do the finish by applying a rustproof paint. This rust preventive treatment is efficient for approximately 10.
If your budget permits it, Findécor also offers a superior service option which includes the application of a two compounds epoxy: the paint film (the upper layer) will then be twice as thick, thus more rust-resistant. This way, your rustproof treatment will last longer.
Wall collapses caused by neglected lintels are very rarely covered by insurance companies. Thus, taking time to examine carefully your house and commercial building lintels and having them repainted can save you a lot of trouble and even make you save money! Just think about it!
As they say: you’re better safe than sorry!