Eco-Friendly Paint Stripping/Brick Restoration | Kaloutas

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Eco-Friendly Paint Stripping and Brick Restoration in New Bedford, MA

We recent­ly wrapped up a project in New Bed­ford that required a lit­tle extra plan­ning and strat­e­gy because of the unique cir­cum­stances that it involved.

Our client has a space on the third floor of a five-sto­ry brick build­ing, and with­in that space is 2,000 square feet of brick. While brick can be a styl­ish part of any prop­er­ty if it’s incor­po­rat­ed prop­er­ly, this par­tic­u­lar brick was cov­ered in old and unat­trac­tive paint.

In short, the paint had to go.

While this is some­thing that we rou­tine­ly encounter in the course of our com­mer­cial and indus­tri­al paint­ing ser­vices, this space required extra con­sid­er­a­tion because an office was locat­ed on the floor below and food/​product stor­age was nearby.

This meant that we had to find a solu­tion that didn’t involve our typ­i­cal sand­blast­ing and media removal procedures.

Remov­ing Paint With­out Fumes or Mess

Our course of action includ­ed the fol­low­ing steps:

  • We used a biodegrad­able paint remover (Dumond Chem­i­cal Peel Away 1) that is eco-friend­ly and free of haz­ardous fumes. It’s pow­er­ful too! One appli­ca­tion can remove over 30 coats of paint. It was applied as a paste, then cov­ered with a spe­cial­ized, lam­i­nat­ed paper that con­trols evaporation.
  • After the appli­ca­tion sat for the pre­scribed peri­od of time, we scraped away the paint remover and wire brushed the sur­face. This was, of course, after set­ting up a full con­tain­ment sys­tem to catch the residue and debris.
  • We then used Cit­ri-lize Neu­tral­iz­er.
  • As a final step, we dried and wiped the sur­face com­plete­ly, then added a coat of Sher­win Williams’ Silox­ane Mason­ry Seal­er to build a lay­er of pro­tec­tion for the fresh­ly-sealed brick wall.

In the end, we were able to rid the brick of its paint and cre­ate a clean slate for our client. And, this was accom­plished with­out nasty odors or a messy work envi­ron­ment. We were hap­py to help!

Do You Need Indus­tri­al Paint­ing Services?

Why not give us a call at Kaloutas? We have the skills, expe­ri­ence, and ser­vices that you’re look­ing for, and we will do what it takes to meet your spe­cif­ic needs.

Kaloutas is New Eng­land’s pre­mier con­trac­tor for com­mer­cial & indus­tri­al paint­ing, floor­ing, and relat­ed ser­vices. Estab­lished in 1987, Kaloutas has become a trust­ed resource for gen­er­al con­trac­tors, facil­i­ties man­agers, and build­ing own­ers from Con­necti­cut to Maine. Our team prides itself on high qual­i­ty work­man­ship, jobs done on time & bud­get, and tack­ling com­plex projects that oth­er con­trac­tors don’t have the expe­ri­ence or resources to han­dle. Con­tact us today for a paint­ing or floor­ing esti­mate, or give us a call at 9785321414 to learn more.

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