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Defense and Military Coatings


Military coatings are made to protect military assets and the warfighter from harsh environments and conditions. Protection from corrosion, abrasion, and other types of damage that may occur during military operations is vital to the safety of military personnel. Maintenance is also a crucial part of military equipment performance, which includes maintenance of coatings.

DECO Coatings provides specialty coatings for parts such as chasis, which require a specific mil-spec, and is utilized in federal and military vehicles.


Applying these specialized types of coatings requires strict guidelines and unique specifications, some of the highest standards of any industry – and for good reason. It takes an experienced and certified professional applicator, such as DECO Coatings, familiar with the regulations to get the job done. From specific application equipment to inspection methods and documentation required, DECO Coatings has the ability and proof of experience to perform military coatings. 


DECO works with approved manufacturers in the application of primers, topcoats, and chemical agent resistant coatings (CARC), otherwise called mil spec coatings. Often, these coatings may become obsolete or difficult to procure. The management team of DECO has vast experience in obtaining these materials and actively stays up to date with the latest industry trends and technology. 

Not only does DECO stay on top of new technologies in the military coatings industry, but we value and engage in continual training and education in the application and use of these new technologies. DECO offers continual training and development for our team members so that we remain the best at what we do daily. Military coatings are a highly specialized service that require extra care and attention. DECO supports our troops and takes pride in the privilege to do our due diligence in protecting them with coatings that make their lives safer in the field.

DECO Coatings work from concept to completion, with Engineers and Specifiers in meetings each project. We start with discussions and end with a beautiful final product.
Aerospace coatings require mil-spec applications with precision. DECO does these well.


Aerospace coatings are often included within the list of Mil Spec materials. They are more general coatings used for both military and commercial aviation or even small machined parts contained within the aircraft or vehicle. They are similar to military coatings in that the same type or Mil Spec abbreviation may be listed, although it is important to understand that they are not interchangeable.  When choosing an aerospace coatings company, you must choose a coating applicator that can interpret the requirement and communicate the need. This is what we love to do, and one of the reasons we have gained such a great reputation in this field!  

The Many Types of

Mil-Spec Coatings

We have the capacity to process all sizes of parts, up to the most complex, masking and detail jobs. We process many parts with extreme masking requirements that are very intricate and small details to paint with the utmost precision. From US Postal Service Trucks to Humvee parts and components, we are the precision experts of mil-spec coatings. 

DECO Coatings provides specialty coatings for Federal vehicles which require a very specific mil-spec, such as USPS Postal Service trucks.

DECO applies several mil-spec coatings for our customers, including but not limited to…

  • MIL-DTL-53022
  • MIL-DTL-53030
  • MIL-DTL-11414
  • MIL-PRF-85285
  • MIL-PRF-22750
  • MIL-PRF-32550
  • MIL-PRF-23377
  • MIL-PRF-85582
  • TT-C-490
  • TT-L-20

We are continuing to update our military offerings – please contact us if the specification you need is not listed above.

Interested in our Military Coating Solutions? Give us a call or send us a message here.

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