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Paintings and coatings for manufacturing facilities must support production schedules and withstand the forces they are subjected to during regular operations. And let's not forget that modern manufacturing plants must look good too.
Having painted and coated every substrate and surface found in manufacturing facilities for over four decades, Painters USA has learned a thing or two—knowledge we impart to every project.
Internal and external environmental factors are an important detail, as industrial coatings require a stable, clean setting within specific temperature and humidity conditions for proper adhesion and lasting performance. Exposure to chemical fumes and splashes during application or drying can alter or contaminate the coating. Structures or machinery exposed to the great outdoors are exposed to additional wear and tear from wind, rain, snow, hail, cold, heat, humidity, sun, dirt, debris, and anything else thrown their way.
Any manufacturing project presented to Painters USA is assessed with all these factors in mind, as well as your unique requirements, be they facility-related, mission and strategy related, or budget concerns.
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Surface preparation and priming
Proper surface preparation is the first step of any interior or exterior paint project at a manufacturing facility. This involves industrial cleaning, smoothing and repairing defects, and priming.
Painters USA will recommend the best processes and products for your needs. For example:
- Cleaning may require considerations like degreasing, abrasive blasting in heavy-duty environments, or combustible dust safety.
- Sectors like food processing or pharmaceuticals, for which hygiene and sanitation are key, require surfaces that are impervious to bacteria or mold.
- Low VOC and low odor products are more than nice-to-have in some settings, like dairy plants, as dairy products are susceptible to odor contamination.
Issues like blistering, bubbling, adhesion failure, and cissing (when freshly applied paint recedes from the surface, leaving small craters or bare spots) can all be avoided with adequate preparation.
Paints and coatings for factories
Semi-gloss or gloss white paint in an alkyd or latex base is the most common choice for interior walls in manufacturing plants. Yet while latex paint is economical, it is generally the least tenacious, so any upfront savings could be quickly wiped out in some settings. While they cost more, epoxy paints are more durable. In facilities that require frequent and intense industrial cleaning, like food and beverage processing plants, epoxy is resistant to chemicals and holds up better under these conditions. Epoxy downsides are that it yellows with age and struggles with exterior exposure.
Depending on the circumstances, formulations that include epoxy, acrylic, or urethane offer a variety of benefits. They can withstand a wide range of chemical and physical forces. They can be customized with specialized additives for corrosion protection, elastomeric properties for flexible surfaces, antimicrobial properties for food safety, or slip-resistant properties for safer workplace floors.
Industrial paint and coating application
Investing in the right paint and coating products for your manufacturing environment will mean nothing if they are improperly applied by inexperienced painting contractors. Surface area, amount of detail work, timelines and deadlines, curing and drying time—these and other factors will help us determine the best method of application. Most industrial coatings need to fall within a certain degree of thickness to ensure adequate coverage. Because of its speed and ease, industrial-strength spray painting is a preferred application method in most manufacturing facilities.
Painters USA makes significant investments in acquiring and maintaining equipment to make the most complex project faster and easier to complete. Our crews work with clean filters, spray tips, and air lines for flawless, longer lasting results.
Other benefits of painting and coating
Along with benefits like improved appearance and resistance to wear, abrasion, chemicals, rust, and corrosion, properly maintained surfaces and substrates deliver many business advantages:
- Lower cleaning and maintenance burdens and downtime
- Enhanced availability and percentage of production uptime
- Workplace safety and sanitation safety where needed
- Regulatory compliance
- Energy efficiency
- Lighting quality that improves morale and productivity
Extend the lifespan and maintain the value of your capital investments with expert painting and coating services from Painters USA.
Protect your facility and minimize downtime
Painters USA will safeguard your structures and machinery against any adversity. We know the importance of reducing downtime and disruptions to critical production schedules. The use of quality coatings and paints with uniform properties and fast drying times, plus efficient application processes, help us get the work done as quickly as possible.
Companies with multiple production facilities
Painters USA can meet the resource requirements that many small, local contractors cannot match. In addition, we have comprehensive training and experience in OSHA workplace safety requirements and USDA and FDA food safety requirements. Our investments in specialized equipment, finely-tuned processes, and annual WBENC certification as a woman-owned business also set us apart and guarantee high quality, consistent results.
Manufacturing facility property managers
Painters USA meets ISN safety standards and deploys crews with OSHA 10 cards and supervisors with OSHA 30 credentials. We require no hand-holding, are accustomed to coordinating with other trades, and have the resources to transport large crews to job sites.
Along with OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 safety training, our crews and supervisors have completed training and certifications relevant to many manufacturing job sites, such as working in confined spaces, aerial lift operations, fall protection, scaffold competence, and respirator fit.
Services for manufacturing businesses
Other advantages delivered by Painters USA
- Scheduling flexibility around your preferences, including evenings, weekends, and holidays if needed.
- National account coverage for convenience and consistency across multiple sites.
- Certified by WBENC since 2014 as a woman-owned business.
- Scheduled maintenance services to support your plant maintenance plans.
Whether your business is in discrete manufacturing or process manufacturing, heavy-duty or light industrial, remember Painters USA. We are a commercial contractor you can rely on for painting, coating, and flooring with nationwide coverage.