Industrial Painting and Surface Preparation
Every now and again, a business or organization will decide to spruce up their premises by renewing its paint job.
While the room of a house can be redecorated using a simple paint brush, performing the same job on an office building, warehouse or tank container using the same tool simply isn’t possible. This is why it’s necessary to call in industrial painters. Industrial painters are professional painters with a wide range of tools, skills and experience, who specialize solely in the maintenance of premise appearance.
One of the things that make industrial painting different from regular painting is the amount of surface preparation required. Good preparation is key to a high quality, long lasting paint job, and this is especially true when the work undertaken will be up against the elements for the duration of its life.
Ways in which industrial painters will prepare a surface ready for use are by using:
– High pressure water jets to wash away dirt and grit
– Various abrasive methods to remove defective coatings and rust prior to priming and repainting
While both are highly effective, abrasive surface preparation methods will leave the area which is to be painted with a refreshed look about it. Rust will be reduced, as will any dirt that has accumulated on the building or object due to its years of work.
Many buildings, tanks or containers will have a coat of paint on them already. To ensure the next coat is smooth-looking and the job is finished to a high standard, this first coat will often need to be removed.
Qualified professionals will be able to do this in a variety of ways, depending on which way will best suit the job at hand. Rollers and paint brushers are an option, or for large surfaces spray coatings can be more cost effective