Industrial painting is a broad umbrella covering many kinds of commercial painting. This can be painting jobs such as painting schools, government buildings, strip malls, retail centers, restaurants, warehouses, hotels, storage facilities, apartment buildings and so on. There are so many commercial and industrial spaces that have to be painted, we don’t even think about many of them. Try to imaging painting a bridge, skyscraper, inside of a tunnel, interior and exterior of the White House. These are huge projects and have to be treated differently than smaller projects, like individual homes.

The process for painting a large commercial space is more complex than just painting it. First, the building has to be cleaned. This is usually done by power washing. This will get the dirt and grime off of the building before painting. Next comes prepping the building. All windows and doors will be taped with painter’s tape so that no spray paint gets on these places. Next comes the priming. A spray painter Industrial Paint is used to cover the building with primer. Painting can begin once all of these steps have been completed. It will take a day or two to dry, and the results will surely please you. There are different grades of paint and different colors that can be used on the exterior of a commercial building.

Painting is done with a pressure-feed paint sprayer. Depending on the size of the structure, this can be a time consuming process. Once the paint is dry, all painters tape can be removed and the structure is completely renewed.

Interior commercial painting is a similar process. Walls and floors are treated in a similar manner as exterior, but they might be painted with a roller or paintbrush. Industrial paints dry quickly, so work must be done quickly and consistently so there are no lines or overlap showing. The room must be properly ventilated and there can be nothing in the room that could cause a spark.

Here are some other projects that an industrial painter might tackle:
Steel plants, storage tanks and pipelines, industrial gas facilities, water treatment plants, waste disposal plants, automotive manufacturing plants, stadiums and arenas, ships, bridges, apartment buildings, water towers, electrical towers, car dealerships, barns and ranches, factories, light poles, fire hydrants, water towers, printing plants, silos, military bases, churches, libraries, schools, nursing homes, hospitals, sports complexes, the list goes on and on.

Depending on what type of industrial painting you need will determine what type of equipment and crew you need. To keep it simple, you would not need the same equipment to paint the inside and outside of a free standing restaurant as you would need to paint an entire shopping mall. Using the restaurant as an example, the outside would be cleaned, taped, primed and spray painted. The inside would be painted the conventional way, with a primer, paint applied by a roller or spray machine. Mega projects require mega equipment. There are several industrial painting companies in your city. Interview each company to determine which company has the best equipment, reputation, years in business. Check these companies out with the Better Business Bureau, Chamber of Commerce, fellow commercial building owners, commercial real estate brokers and even your customers.

If your industrial painting project is small, large or mega large, there is equipment and a work force out there for you. Do your homework, check the companies references and soon you will be on your way to a beautiful new look for your building. Your customers will notice the improvement and the work will be rewarded with increased business and revenue.

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