Protective coatings act as a shield, preventing structural materials from deteriorating due to exposure to harsh weather conditions, UV radiation, chemicals, and abrasion. For instance, steel structures are often coated to guard against corrosion, ensuring their integrity over an extended period.

The application process involves thorough surface preparation, including cleaning, sanding, and priming, to ensure proper adhesion of the protective coating. Skilled professionals use various techniques such as spraying, brushing, or rolling to achieve an even and durable application