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The quality of industrial painting has come ahead in leaps and bounds in the last couple of decades. Now lasting longer than ever, industrial paint applications are able to stand the test of time.

Through vast developments in our knowledge of substrates and environmental impacts, we are able to make very specific choices when it comes to choosing paint for industrial buildings. Before we begin a job, we assess the surfaces, the location and any other variables that could affect the longevity of the paint or coating.

Certain conditions such as marine locations or exposure to strong winds and sunlight are major determining factors in the choice of industrial paint and application equipment.

All in all, we want our work to stand the test of time. To be able to do this, preparation and expert knowledge are essential.

From start to finish, industrial painting is a very involved process. Despite common misconceptions, it’s not quite the quick lick of paint many believe it to be.

Here’s why you need a team of professionals for your industrial painting job.

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Bad industrial painting jobs are hazardous for many reasons

Whilst aesthetics are the most obvious issue, poor paint jobs are actually very hazardous for a number of reasons.

In the food processing industry, painting and coating are often performed for hygiene reasons. Particular products are selected to minimise the risk of bacterial growth on the surfaces of the plant. Peeling or flaking paint are contamination risks and can result in failure to meet the standards of food safety audits.

Products chosen for food processing plants are food-industry specialised and VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) free.

In commercial situations, the appearance of your building is vital in creating a good first impression. If you want your clients and customers to take you seriously, the quality of your building’s exterior reflects the quality of your business.

Careful preparation results in quality paint applications

Industrial painting refers to any painting or coating application on commercial or industrial premises. Internal, external, roofing, recoating; industrial painting jobs vary from very large to very small. Whatever the size of the job, we put the same effort into every preparation to ensure we get the job done right first time, every time.

Surface preparation and product selection are just as important as (if not more important) than applying the paint. In our vast experience, we have learned that careful preparation is key to a long-lasting, quality paint application.

As we deal with clients from a wide range of industries, we know that no two industrial paint jobs are created equal. This is why we visit our clients before we create a coating system that’s perfectly suited to the building’s purpose.

Here’s a clip of our team doing a recent roof paint for our clients at Plant and Food.

We provide a full scope of commercial and industrial coatings including:

– Roof restoration
– Poly panel re-coating
– Gas line painting
– Food industry specialised, VOC-free coating systems
– Flaky paint removal
– Full building paint – interior and exterior
– Office painting

Each of our painting and coating services includes a high or low-pressure wash down after application.

Professional industrial painting goes beyond generic solutions

Too often we hear stories of industrial painters who do not fully assess the job prior to starting. If you’ve experienced this in the past, you can be sure that the paint system selected isn’t specific to your building.

More than anything, the function of the building must be prioritised when selecting a painting or coating system. The surfaces and environmental impacts follow closely behind.

There is simply no generic solution when it comes to industrial painting and coating. This is why we offer an obligation free quote. We will also discuss your building’s functionality and visit the premises prior to undergoing the application.

The last thing you want is to have to re-do the entire process in a couple of years’ time. We will ensure this won’t be a potential risk to you.

We recently underwent a full industrial paint job on a residential building. Take a look at the transformation in the before and after photos below.

Before

Industrial painting before

After

Industrial painting after

The cold weather is really setting in and strong winds, rain and even hail are just some elements that can wreak havoc on a poor paint job.

If you start to see the effects of these conditions or your building is well due for a spruce up, give us a call today.

Andrew Chan

Andrew is Rapid Facility Services' Technical Director. After 15 years of being in the facilities service industry providing cleaning solutions to major NZ Food manufacturers, Andrew knows how to clean every surface and substrate, he can access anything, anywhere, at any height and/or confined space.
Andrew Chan