Industrial Painting

Getting the Most Mileage From an Industrial Painting Project: Steps taken for Proper Surface Preparation and Painting Process

Whether the decision to paint your facility is the result of aged flaking paint, corrosion, or possibly due to fire, a surface must first be prepped in order for the paint to adhere properly to the surface ensuring a long lasting finish.

Industrial Paint Preparation & Painting Process

 Step 1: Surface Cleaning

The process of industrial painting involves several steps to ensure proper adhesion to the surface. All surfaces must first be cleaned of any loose debris, chipped paint, dirt or grime and potential damage and deterioration for proper adhesion of paint. Proper surface preparation is essential to the success and durability of each project. The process used to prep the surface is assessed by professionals and can vary based on each individual job.

 Step 2: Priming Surface

Depending on the base material, a sealant will need to be sprayed in order to protect the surface. Protective coatings offer a decorative appeal but are primarily applied to protect the surface providing a firm bond between the substrate and finish coat. This process is extremely important to extend the life of metal equipment and surfaces by protecting it from rust and corrosion.

Step 3: High-Volume Spray Painting

Spray painting works by combining the paint with air and converting the paint to tiny droplets and accelerating these out a nozzle. This allows for a quick and sleek process.

Wickens Dry Ice Blasting has the experience and ability to not only properly assess your projects situation, but also offers cost effective services and alternatives to ensure your industrial painting project is done right.

The Wickens Process- Industrial Painting

The industrial painting process begins with an analysis of the surface for irregularities or problematic surface features. Based on these findings, appropriate measures to prepare the surface will be recommended to ensure the best final product is achieved.

Prior to surface preparation, Wickens Dry Ice Blasting ensures that surrounding areas are protected from overspray by carefully masking off all areas. To guarantee no spots are missed, a brush or roller technique may be utilized where required.

With team members, scaffolding and blasting equipment already onsite and in place, Wickens Dry Ice Blasting can then paint the freshly prepared surface in a timely manner. Painting the prepared surface immediately avoids any potential for the newly exposed area to be contaminated ensuring optimal paint adhering. The need for additional professionals is also reduced saving your project time and money.

Wickens Dry Ice Blasting brings years of blasting experience to each industrial painting project with the understanding and expectation that no two work surfaces are alike. To learn more about cost saving industrial painting or to get a quote for an upcoming industrial painting project, contact us today!