Industrial painting – sometimes called commercial painting – is basically the method of surface painting for industrial or commercial purposes and is very much different from home or residential painting. Industrial painting uses different methods to coat commercial surfaces with paint other than just applying by brush or rollers. Surfaces in industrial painting also tend to require more detailed preparation especially where buildings or equipment are concerned.
Preparation is very vital to proper and long lasting paint applications. If the surfaces to be painted have not had paint applied previously, then the process is somewhat easier, such as the surface of a newly constructed commercial building. If a previouscoat exists, then its removal is needed, and this in itself is a skill that needs the expert touch of professional commercial painting contractors.
Surfaces to be painted can be prepared by using either water jetting or abrasive methods. With the former it uses ultra high pressure water jets for a washing and blasting effect. This removes grit, dust, and other loose particles. The latter method is a combination of wet and dry blasting to get rid of rust, grit, dust, and chemicals. Both methods leave any commercial surface ready for paint application.
Professional local painters that do expert industrial painting usually have the following methods:
Powder coating – for metal surfaces such as those for large metal equipment and metal infrastructures, this is a process where particles of dry paint have an electrostatic charge applied before being held on the surface by the electrostatic attraction. Heat is then applied that allows the powder coating to be cured in place. The surface being treated needs to be electrically conductive.
Coil coating – also known as roll coating, is a high speed method of applying a coat of paint to a metal surface. It is a continuous and fast process and is also the most cost-effective and energy-efficient method of painting a large metal surface, and it is also more environment-friendly.
Spray coating – the most common and extensive way of applying paint on any commercial surface. This method can also deliver resins and sealants effectively under pressure.
Industrial paints are also quite different from residential paints because, first, industrial paints need to provide a protective coating against both physical and chemical elements in the prevention of rust and corrosion. Secondly, it must give a pleasing appearance to increase the value of the commercial surface.
Industrial painting contractors such as A&A Painting Ltd. are able to keep on top of all the latest developments. They are versatile and flexible to be able to offer a wide range of industrial and commercial painting services for the West Kootenay area.