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Everbrite Inc.

April 1, 2001

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Everbrite Inc.

Everbrite Inc.

Faded, dull doors and metal buildings are a universal problem in theself-storage industry. But they can be refinished to look like new and guardedfrom the elements with a protective coating offered by Reno, Nev.-basedEverbrite Inc. Preventative maintenance pays--owners should seek to protecttheir self-storage investment. It isn't just a question of aesthetics, it's amatter of maintaining a professional image.

Everbrite coating is an easy-to-apply, one-part, self-leveling, clear coatingthat refinishes faded and dull surfaces to look new again, bringing out theoriginal color and finish. It also protects surfaces from sun oxidation, fading,salt-air oxidation, acid rain, moisture and other damaging elements.

How It Works

Everbrite can be used to refinish original baked-on paint or repaintedsurfaces, making faded, chalky doors, metal buildings and signs look like newagain. While some repainted surfaces don't show as dramatic a difference asoriginal paint, once they are sealed and protected, they look much nicer and arevirtually maintenance-free. Paint that is not baked on will oxidize much faster,and can crack, peel, blister, chip and ruin doors, especially when in multiplelayers. Repainted doors generally need to be painted every four to five years.

Dust may settle on Everbrite-coated doors, but it will not penetrate thepaint and will rinse off easily. Everbrite's smooth envelope protection preventsthe adherence of dirt, fingerprints, diesel carbon, algae, bird droppings andother substances to self-storage doors. Coated doors can maintain theirappearance for as long as eight to 15 years, depending on atmosphericconditions. When the gloss begins to dull, all that's needed is to rinse off thedoors and reapply. The Everbrite process does not even interrupt day-to-daybusiness operations--the coating dries very quickly, allowing tenants access totheir units in just minutes.

How Much to Use

For approximately 1,200 square feet or 17 to 20 large roll-up doors

  • 1 gallon Everbrite protective coating

  • 1 quart concentrated deoxidizing cleaner

  • One building-cleaning brush

For approximately 6,000 square feet or 90 to 100 large roll-up doors

  • 5 gallons Everbrite protective coating

  • 5 gallons concentrated deoxidizing cleaner

  • One to two building-cleaning brushes

For approximately 12,000 square feet or 180 to 200 large roll-up doors

  • 10 gallons Everbrite protective coating

  • 5 gallons concentrated deoxidizing cleaner

  • Two building-cleaning brushes

For approximately 24,000 square feet or 400 large roll-up doors

  • 20 gallons Everbrite protective coating

  • 5 gallons concentrated deoxidizing cleaner

  • Three building-cleaning brushes

Everbite vs. Paint: A Cost Comparison

Before and After

Even though paint's cost per gallon is less than that of Everbrite, due tocoverage, its cost per square foot is actually greater. The cost of labor forprepping surfaces for the application of Everbrite coating or paint are aboutthe same--chalking must be removed for proper adhesion of either. However, thecost of labor is higher for painting because of the necessity for masking.Subsequent applications of paint can have a much higher cost because thatpaint will chip, crack and peel, creating the need for sanding and otheradditional prep work. The application of coating requires no masking--and causesno overspray problems or risk of damage to customers' goods. When all is saidand done, paint costs 12 to 18 cents per square foot in materials, whileEverbrite costs only 10 to 13 cents per square foot in materials--or about $8per large roll-up door.

Check It Out

For a free copy of a demonstration video, which shows the various Everbriteapplications, call 800.897.9629; e-mail [email protected];visit www.renewandprotect.com or www.renewstorage.com.A starter kit is available for $40 plus $5.50 for shipping and handling. The kitincludes the video, 8 ounces of deoxidizing concentrate and 1 pint of Everbrite(enough to refinish approximately 150 square feet or three to four large roll-updoors). Referrals and testimonials are available upon request.

Everbrite Inc. has recently entered into an agreeement with Minico Inc. ofPhoenix to market its product to the self-storage industry. Everbrite protectivecoating can also be purchased through Minico at 800.562.7900.

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