CH#308 - Restoration Project - Port of San Francisco

Restoration Project


Restoration Project - Port of San Francisco
Port of San Francisco, California USA


The Challenge:

The Port Authority wanted to restore corroding historic  structures which contained Lead-Based Paint & needed stabilizing before the park would open to the public. The center piece crane being a visual icon along with many other structures needed to have the rust halted, lead-based paint safely sealed & all surfaces protected as part of the historical preservation project of the San Francisco Crane Cove Park.


Benefits Desired:

  • GREEN & Environmentally Advanced  
  • Halt Rust & Prevent Future Corrosion
  • Minimum Surface Preparation
  • Seal, Waterproof, Protect Surfaces
  • Durable, Withstand Extreme Temperatures
  • Sustainable & Cost Effective
  • 20 Year Warranty, Renewable Solution
  • Custom Colored



GEI’s (GLOBAL Encasement, Inc.) award-winning coating system was chosen for its ability to halt rust & simply seal in lead based paint along with providing long-term durability, resistance to wind, salt sea spray & damaging UV rays. GEI’s R.I.P.™ Rust Inhibiting Primer was first applied, inhibiting further rust. Next PrepLESS Primer was applied to lock in place any loose flaking paint chips followed by custom colored LeadLock TopCoat. This proven system design revitalized the old surfaces providing long-lasting protection from both Lead-Based Paint exposure & future ravages of weather & time.


Testimonial: I’m gratified that we’ve been able to use the Global Encasement, Inc. system to stabilize & preserve our historic structures & equipment. Your technical guidance has been instrumental to achieving that goal.

Carol Bach - Environmental Affairs Manager, Port of San Francisco