Brewery Painting: What to Ask When Hiring a Painting Contractor
By Painters USA Team
— Last updated February 02, 2023
In small towns and big cities, breweries are making a comeback in the United States. If you own or manage one of these facilities, you probably know how much work goes into maintaining every aspect of a brewery, from sales to operations. One of the most important of these measures might go unseen by your customers, but makes a big difference on your bottom line: industrial painting.
All forms of painting serve an aesthetic purpose to one degree or another, but commercial industrial painting services in particular are designed to maintain your equipment and keep your employees safe. From the floors to the walls and ceiling, your brew site must be properly painted and maintained. But before you hire a brewery painting contractor, there are some key questions you should ask. Let’s look at some of them.
Will They Protect the Equipment?
As previously mentioned, brewery painting is meant to keep your equipment well protected from various types of damage. This includes rust, chemical deterioration and corrosion, and physical/impact damage. While all industrial painting contractors should fulfill this duty, it’s worth asking your potential service provider exactly how their process will keep your facility functional and safe. For instance, ask them what type of paint they plan to use for various parts of your brewery, and how each material will serve to protect them, how long they should last, etc.
What Flooring Options Do They Offer?
Maintaining clean and durable brewery floors matters more than one might think. For starters, if you open your doors to tours, you want to leave a great impression on your customers by displaying impeccable floors. But beyond appearances, brewery floors undergo a lot of stress day in and day out. Heavy machinery, foot traffic, liquid spills, temperature fluctuations, and impacts all come with the territory.
Proper industrial floor coatings will keep your floors sturdy and easy to clean for a long time. Different contractors may offer various flooring solutions, so ask your candidate which options they offer, and which is best for your brewery. Painters USA, for instance, recommends and installs USDA approved urethane cement systems for our clients’ floors. These are environmentally-friendly, resistant to chemicals and thermal shock, and prevent the growth of bacteria and mold.
What About Warranty?
No matter who you hire, your contractor must back their services with a warranty. Warranties are a sign of both high-quality work and good faith, so you have peace of mind knowing your provider will do the best job possible and fix any mistakes they may make. As always, make sure to find out what is and is not included in the warranty as well.
What Additional Services Do They Offer?
Not all brewery painters are the same. Some may only specialize in industrial tank painting, while others focus on floors. You may also want to see if a brewery painting contractor offers other services that will help you maintain your facility. For instance, are they also an industrial cleaning service? Are they experienced in food and agriculture services more broadly? The more your provider can do, the better, so long as they have the team to get it all done right.
When are They Available?
If you haven’t opened your brewery yet, scheduling is less of an issue. However, if your business is up and running, you don’t want your contractors to get in the way of your daily operations. You want a provider who can work with your schedule, even if it means working in the evening or on weekends. This way, you can keep your doors open no matter what work your facility requires.
No matter how big or small your brewery, Painters USA has been providing the highest quality industrial painting services for 40 years across the U.S. We are happy to answer any and all questions you may have about brewery painting, cleaning, flooring, and more! Contact us at 1-800-999-8715.
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