Restore and Protect Storage Doors
Have your storage doors lost their luster? Renew with Everbrite!
When people drive past a row of roll-up doors, they immediately think “Self Storage”. Your doors are one of the most identifiable features of your facilities. Faded, dull storage doors, metal buildings and signs are universal problems in the storage industry. Customers like to rent from well-maintained facilities. When a facility is well maintained, your customers feel safer and more comfortable renting from you, which gives you an advantage over your competitors.
Let the Everbrite™ Restoration System "Bring your Doors Back to Life" and Protect them from the sun with strong sunscreen and anti-oxidants.Yes, the sun can fade and chalk painted metal. Fortunately, faded, dull, chalky painted doors and metal buildings can be restored to look new again. Everbrite™ will restore painted metal to the original color and luster and provides strong sunscreen protection for paint.
Everbrite™ is a clear restoration coating that restores faded metal of any color. Everbrite™ is not a paint so there is NO masking or taping necessary. There is NO tricky or complicated mixing. Everbrite™ Coating is ready to apply. Clean the metal completely and apply Everbrite™ to restore the color and luster. You can restore your doors or metal buildings yourself.
Everbrite™ is formulated to remain flexible and will not crack or peel like lacquers or automotive coatings. When a door is rolled up, the roll can be as small as 5 inches so any coating used on roll-up doors must remain flexible. Aluminum panels on a metal building will expand and contract with temperature changes. Any coating that does not remain flexible will crack and peel if used on roll-up doors or aluminum panels. Coatings made for short pieces of steel like automotive coatings are not flexible and should not be used for metal buildings or doors.
Everbrite™ newest video shows close-ups of exactly how to clean and restore the finish of chalky metal storage doors. This process can be used on all painted metal surfaces.
Everbrite’s strong sunscreens and anti-oxidants protect metal from corrosion, oxidation, acid rain, moisture, rust, chalking, salt corrosion, graffiti and more.
The original restoration will look great for 5 to 10 years and Everbrite can be refreshed and maintained indefinitely.
Everbrite will expand and contract with metal so it will flex with your roll-up doors – NO peeling – NO chipping – NO cracking – WILL NOT discolor or yellow with age.
Do you have hallway doors that need cleaning?
Water can be dangerous in hallways because if it spills it can go under the panels and get your customer’s belongings wet. You don’t want that liability. The answer is One-Step Waterless Wash and Wax for interior doors, panels, elevator doors and more. Keep your hallways clean and remove scuff marks easily.
You can command higher rental rates, decrease your vacancies, and know that your customers trust you to care for their valuables. Customers notice when the property is updated and they understand that those upgrades cost money, so it enables you to raise your prices because you are building value for your customers, that your competitors are not, which maximizes your investment in your properties.
Even though your doors are fairly new, do you see light colored paint splotches on your doors? What causes these? What can you do to fix them? The paint on your storage doors is baked on paint and will last for years without fading. When your doors were installed, matching touch-up paint is used to touch up any scratches or blemishes. Paint that is not baked on will fade more quickly, causing light colored splotches on your doors. Since the paint matched to begin with, Everbrite™ will restore the splotches back to the original color and luster - making your doors match again.
To fix splotchy doors, clean the entire door. You can coat the splotchy areas with Everbrite™ Protective Coating.
If you want to test your splotchy doors, clean the area with mild soap and water, rinse well with fresh water and observe the area when wet. The water will replicate the coating to show you what your door will look like without the splotches. (When the door dries, the splotches will re-appear until coated with Everbrite™)Everbrite™ is a clear restoration coating that restores faded metal of any color. Everbrite™ is not a paint so there is NO masking or taping necessary. Everbrite™ is self-annealing and will blend to itself so it can be maintained indefinitely.
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What is Everbrite™?
Everbrite™ Protective Coating is a unique, crystal-clear coating used to refinish and restore your faded doors and metal buildings. In addition to restoring a “like-new" appearance, Everbrite™ will protect your valuable property from sun fading, salt air oxidation, moisture damage, tarnish, acid rain and other damaging elements. Everbrite™ has U.V. absorbers and Anti-Oxidants to protect painted metal from fading, chalking and corrosion. It is a homogenous, one part coating so there is nothing to mix. It has an indefinite shelf life in a closed container so there is no waste. Everbrite™ is a thin and flexible coating so it will not chip, crack or peel when the metal flexes or the doors roll up.
Is Everbrite™ the same as automotive coating?
Absolutely not. Automotive Coatings are formulated to be applied to short pieces of steel not aluminum doors that roll up on themselves. Automotive Coatings are not flexible. When a door is rolled up, the top of the door is compressed into a circle as little as 5 inches. Everbrite™ will remain flexible and will flex and bend with the door. Automobile coatings are 2 part coatings and are not self-annealing so re-application in 5 to 10 years is very difficult. Everbrite™ will blend to itself so it can be maintained indefinitely.
At what temperature can Everbrite™ be applied?
Why not just repaint metal buildings and rollup doors?
Exterior metal that has been repainted begins to age almost immediately and will rarely rival the original baked-on finish in sheen or quality. Just repainting metal cannot protect against salt air corrosion or acid rain damage and may crack, peel, blister, chip and ruin the look of your property. Unless it is absolutely necessary to paint, it is much better to refinish the baked-on finish. Unlike paint, Everbrite™ dries very quickly allowing your tenants access to their units in just minutes and will not interrupt day-to-day operations of your business.
Does applying Everbrite™ require special tools or expertise?
Can I use a pressure washer to clean my doors?
This is not a good idea. Most seals on storage doors will not keep water out if a stream is sprayed into the "C" channel. Customers normally have their stuff in cardboard boxes stacked within inches of the door, and having customers approach you as to why their stuff has water damage is not a good feeling! Care must be taken not to spray water in the edges or in the opening above the door, and with our method, tens of thousands of units have been washed with no water damage.
Can't I just clean the doors?
Do I have to mask off door hardware and locks?
No, Everbrite™ will not damage or compromise metal hardware or locks. In fact, Everbrite™ will protect the locks and hardware from rust and corrosion as well.
What about cleanup?
Clean-up is with soap and water for hands and xylene or lacquer thinner for equipment. Small spills can be wiped up or absorbed with absorbent materials.
I have lighter blotches on my doors? What causes this? How can it be fixed?
The original paint on your metal buildings and doors is baked on in the factory. Many times when your doors are put up, touchup paint that matches the color of your doors is used by the contractor to cover any scratches. At the time it is touched up, it matches very well but non-baked on paint will oxidize faster and blotches can appear where the touch up paint fades faster than the original baked on paint. Refinishing with Everbrite™ will bring back the faded color and your doors will match once more.
Can I hire someone to apply Everbrite™ to my doors?
Yes. There are a number of contractors around the country with Everbrite™ application experience. We will be happy to get you a contracting bid for your property.
Are there problem situations that Everbrite™ cannot help?
Everbrite™ cannot help if the surface is already too damaged to be restored. For example, once salt air oxidation is so bad that the metal is extremely pitted or rusted, or if there is no paint justify on the surface. Peeling paint must be repaired prior to being coated with Everbrite™ Protective Coating. It is best to protect property prior to extreme damage.
Is Everbrite™ just for doors?
No. Any surface that is subject to oxidation, corrosion, fading or discoloration is a candidate for Everbrite™. This includes metal buildings, roofs, gutters, metal trim, gate boxes, gates, bollards, signs and much more.
Is Everbrite™ toxic to breathe or touch? Is it flammable?
While we recommend that a NIOSH/MSHS respirator be used during spray applications and that skin contact be avoided, Everbrite™ is considered non-toxic and safe when used as directed. Once dry, Everbrite™ is food safe, potable water safe and medical safe. And unlike some other coatings, Everbrite™ is NOT flammable and is safe to store at your facility.
How do I know what I need to refinish my metal doors or buildings?
If you count your doors, we will be happy to help figure out exactly what you need. One gallon of Everbrite™ will restore about 17 to 20 large (8'x8') doors. We have a chart to help figure out what you need. If you want to try Everbrite™ first, we have a Starter Kit which will refinish about 3 to 4 large doors. The Starter kit also includes nitrile gloves, an applicator, a microfiber towel and complete, illustrated directions.
What about doors inside the hallways? They get dusty and grimy and are hard to keep clean?
Everbrite™ has a new One-Step Waterless Clean and Protect in an aerosol can which is perfect for keeping dusty and grimy interior doors clean and protected. One problem with cleaning inside doors with water is that if the water spills onto the floor, it can go inside the units where your customers have cardboard boxes just inches from the doors. Interior doors do not normally have the protection from water that exterior doors have. Just spray on the door and wipe with a cloth to clean and wax all in one step.
What Our Customers Are Saying About Storage Doors
"Sometimes a simple Thank You is not enough. Seems there should be more – especially when you have made two of our family legacy self storage facilities look so radiant! A few years ago, you made the doors sparkle in our 800 + unit facility. The doors were over 30 years old. They endured blistering summers and icy winters. Now they are bright, shinny and fresh looking. We no longer look tired and neglected. Staff and customers are upbeat and rental rates are up as well. Recently, you applied the same treatment to the doors of another self storage facility of ours. In addition, you treated the entire metal buildings. Talk about the WOW! Factor, this is it. Because we were so pleased with the enduring results of your work on the larger facility, we went for the entire building package for the recent treatment and we could not be more pleased. As a company, your timely response and thoroughness serves you well. Your on site staff were cordial, efficient and thorough. They were fun to chat with. At the end of the day, the jobsite was clean. The work was started and completed as agreed. Well done, my friends. Keep up the good work! May everyday be an EVERBRITE DAY !!"