When most people think of exterior painting, they might envision dragging out a stepladder on a Saturday morning, hanging up a bucket of paint, and starting the process of simply priming and painting. There might be some whistling involved too (at least for the first hour or two). In an ideal sense, that’s the way a lot of painting goes.
But what about commercial painting?
Commercial and industrial painting involves a lot of prep work, product knowledge, awareness of each unique environment that will be making extreme demands of your paint, and strategic planning. Call us crazy, but that’s what we enjoy and are in business to do!
Recently we tackled a project at an asphalt plant in Indiana. Our mission was to paint and coat various pieces of equipment, and to sandblast and paint their galvanized steel silo as well. The tricky part about painting the equipment is the fact that their temperatures often reach 500 degrees. This obviously requires no ordinary paint! We used a zinc-rich primer on their ductwork and baghouse (approved for up to 1200 degrees), and then followed that with a high-temperature, industrial urethane.
When it was time to paint the silo, we first sandblasted it, then applied a Myo-aluminum primer. After that it was time for an industrial urethane top coat.
All in all, the project took eight days. It was completed on schedule and right on budget.
Do You Need An Industrial or Commercial Painter?
If you have any questions about our commercial painting services, we hope you won’t hesitate to email or call us at Painters USA. We would love to answer any questions you might have!