by Ron Joseph
Painting of Fuel Storage Tanks
What color should I paint a 1000 gal fuel storage tank. If it's white,
please provide the paint manufacturer's code. Thank you.
Thanks for your email. White seems to be a good color for storage tanks,
especially if you want to keep the temperature down. Unfortunately, I can't
give you a manufacturer's code as it depends on the vendor from whom you
intend to purchase the paint sand the resin system that you want to use, such
as acrylic-modified alkyd, acrylic latex, polyurethane, etc. I suggest that
you call a company such as Carboline (or get on their website) and ask them
for a recommendation. You will need to tell them exactly what the condition
of the tank is, the environment in which it is located, the condition of the
existing coating, etc.