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From Sealing to Ceiling: Flooring and Painting Services for a Lowell Manufacturer

Does your indus­tri­al floor­ing pro­fes­sion­al pro­tect both your sched­ule and your property?

In a recent project spot­light, we shared a clos­er look at how we helped a client trou­bleshoot their indus­tri­al floor­ing sys­tem. Specif­i­cal­ly, we test­ed for (and iden­ti­fied) a high lev­el of mois­ture in their slab, mak­ing a mois­ture mit­i­ga­tion sys­tem an essen­tial part of their over­all floor­ing strat­e­gy before new equip­ment was deliv­ered. You can find the full overview here!

In a sim­i­lar way, we worked inten­sive­ly for this Low­ell man­u­fac­tur­ing facil­i­ty, help­ing them proac­tive­ly pre­pare their prop­er­ty for a new piece of equip­ment. Plan­ning ahead and mak­ing these improve­ments in advance was the most cost-effec­tive approach to take, pro­tect­ing our client’s bud­get, sched­ule, and investments.

Con­crete Seal­ing: Paving the Way for New Equipment

Our client’s pri­or­i­ties were def­i­nite­ly on point: before their new machin­ery was deliv­ered, they want­ed to be sure their floor­ing was total­ly pre­pared and pro­tect­ed. And, that their ceil­ing was paint­ed while the space was still empty.

Here’s a clos­er look at the prod­ucts and process we used:

  • We began by thor­ough­ly con­tain­ing the space (more on this below!).
  • On the floor­ing sur­round­ing the machin­ery pit, we installed PIP (Pro­tec­tive Indus­tri­al Poly­mers) 1000 CR. This is a 100%-solids epoxy coat­ing that offers supe­ri­or dura­bil­i­ty, ease of main­te­nance, chem­i­cal resis­tance, and looks fantastic.
  • We top­coat­ed the PIP 1000 CR with PIP 2000 UR, a high-solids polyurethane top­coat. It offers an addi­tion­al lev­el of pro­tec­tion for the epoxy sys­tem under­neath. As an extra ben­e­fit, this sys­tem boasts a very breath­able, thin mil coat­ing with­out sac­ri­fic­ing strength.
  • Tak­ing the dura­bil­i­ty to the next lev­el, we coat­ed just the machin­ery pit with Poly­crete SLB, from Dur-a-Flex. This work­horse prod­uct pro­vides numer­ous ben­e­fits that are ide­al for a high-impact envi­ron­ment: abra­sion resis­tance, chem­i­cal resis­tance, dura­bil­i­ty, abil­i­ty to with­stand heavy traf­fic, and more. It was also our client’s goal to use this sys­tem to ensure that no liq­uids could leak in or out of the machin­ery area, com­plete­ly pro­tect­ing their equip­ment investments.

Indus­tri­al Ceil­ing Paint­ing and Containment

In addi­tion to prep­ping the floor, we also were asked to clean and paint the ceil­ing deck. Because we were work­ing with­in a ful­ly-oper­a­tional man­u­fac­tur­ing facil­i­ty, project con­tain­ment was a top pri­or­i­ty. This kind of indus­tri­al-grade clean­ing is not only an essen­tial part of the prepa­ra­tion process, but also is a vital part of any main­te­nance strat­e­gy. You can learn more about these spe­cif­ic ser­vices (and their val­ue) right here.

We used 4 mil plas­tic, stretched from floor to ceil­ing, to ensure that noth­ing found its way out of the work area. After the bar­ri­er was in place, we cleaned the ceil­ing deck, mechan­i­cals, and bar joists to our indus­tri­al client’s stan­dards, ensur­ing a strong bond for the paint. Fol­low­ing a thor­ough clean­ing, we applied Sher­win-Williams’ Latex Dry­fall to the entire deck, mechan­i­cals, and bar joists. The beau­ty of this prod­uct is that any over­spray dries almost instant­ly, falling to the floor in a dust-like form that can be eas­i­ly cleaned up when the job is done.

Let’s Dis­cuss Your Boston-Area Indus­tri­al Paint­ing and Floor­ing Goals

The Kaloutas team is here to serve you — it would be our plea­sure to put our exten­sive expe­ri­ence, ser­vice capa­bil­i­ties, and Cus­tomized Pre­ven­tive Main­te­nance Pro­grams to work for you. Let’s find a solu­tion to your spe­cif­ic floor­ing and paint­ing needs!

Kaloutas is an ide­al ven­dor for these 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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