It’s a question that we are asked all of the time. Exactly how do you carry out and industrial coating? Well, there is a lot of work that goes into it. It is not as simple as just turning up and spray painting an external building panel. There is a lot of work that goes into the planning and implementation of the coatings depending on the material that is being worked on.

Things to Consider

There are many considerations that should be made before any work is completed. We recommend completing an audit of the building panels in their current state. Reason being, it can be extremely difficult and unrewarding to industrially coat a building that is damaged and in need of a repair.

On your audit you should consider the following; rust marks and corrosion, chalking, blistering, flaking, penetration damages and damp. If you discover any of these, you need to ensure that they are repaired prior to any painting taking place.

Our team offer external cladding repairs for commercial buildings, so if you need some help or just some advice, just give us a call.

Other things to consider include the buildings materials, the paint itself, access equipment and any contractors that you may use to complete any jobs.

How to Paint Industrial Buildings

Like any painting project, the preparation is key. Now that you have completed the repairs you need to prepare the areas for treatment.

Before you coat the material with paint, you need to sand down any rough areas and fill any penetrative holes with an industrial filler. Give this time to dry thoroughly and then look at applying a commercial grade primer. Allow the primer to settle and dry before you start to spray paint the building.

You need to make sure that the paint you use is suitable for the material. The best way to ensure this is by speaking with the paint manufacturer and/or reading the application instructions.

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