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Industrial Painting Surface Prep Is Essential for Tilt-Up Concrete

 Industrial Painting Surface Prep Is Essential for Tilt-Up Concrete

Prop­er prep work is the key to a stun­ning and long-last­ing indus­tri­al paint job, whether it’s an accent wall in your office or a mil­lion square feet of tilt-up con­crete. The com­bi­na­tion of smart prepa­ra­tion and knowl­edge­able paint­ing con­trac­tors makes the dif­fer­ence between a ho-hum coat­ing and a head-turn­ing paint job that lasts for years with­out issue.

The indus­tri­al paint­ing con­trac­tors at Kaloutas spe­cial­ize in detailed, prep-heavy indus­tri­al paint­ing projects and are used to work­ing on tight time­lines. Our team has more than 30 years of expe­ri­ence work­ing on indus­tri­al exte­ri­ors and under­stands the ins and outs of paint­ing in this unique New Eng­land climate.

Want to learn more about how our team pre­pares to paint tilt-up con­crete? Keep read­ing to under­stand our process, as well as why Kaloutas is the com­pa­ny you want to call.

What to Know About Prepar­ing a Sur­face with Indus­tri­al Painting

Qual­i­ty Indus­tri­al Paint­ing Requires Prop­er Sur­face Prep

Prepar­ing con­crete for paint and coat­ing is a very dif­fer­ent process than paint­ing wood, met­al, or dry­wall because of the chang­ing mois­ture lev­els. Unlike oth­er sur­faces, con­crete breathes, and the mois­ture con­tent of the mate­r­i­al fluc­tu­ates with tem­per­a­ture and time. Some­times a bond break­er is need­ed to ensure prop­er appli­ca­tion. When it comes to prepar­ing for a large, tilt-up con­crete project, the pro­fes­sion­al painters at Kaloutas fac­tor in the unique needs of the build­ing, which include the thick­ness of the slab, the mois­ture con­tent, and the tex­ture of the build­ing, to ensure a stun­ning end result.

We clean the sur­face of your struc­ture with our com­mer­cial pres­sure wash­er that has a strength of 5,000 psi, more than dou­ble the strength of most pres­sure wash­ers. This leaves you with a clean sur­face, able to accept the new coat­ing much bet­ter than dirty sur­faces. Before we start paint­ing, we ensure that the sur­face is entire­ly dry and run sev­er­al mois­ture checks to ensure that the struc­ture is ready to paint.

Weath­er Mat­ters In Exte­ri­or Build­ing Painting

All the prepa­ra­tion and plan­ning in the world is mean­ing­less if your indus­tri­al paint prod­uct is applied in weath­er that is not con­ducive for dry­ing and cur­ing. Tilt-up con­crete projects are del­i­cate and have to be done when the tem­per­a­ture is right and the mois­ture con­tent in the air won’t hin­der the paint appli­ca­tion. Paint­ing con­trac­tors who ignore these fac­tors will leave with you with a dis­ap­point­ing paint job that won’t pro­tect your invest­ment or hold up to the harsh New Eng­land weather.

Select­ing the Right Exte­ri­or Paint­ing Contractors

Intri­cate paint jobs call for expe­ri­enced paint­ing con­trac­tors, and your aver­age pick­up truck painter isn’t qual­i­fied to paint tilt-up con­crete. You need pro­fes­sion­al paint­ing con­trac­tors who have expe­ri­ence with both tilt-up con­crete and work­ing on large-scale projects on a dead­line. The Kaloutas team checks all these box­es and more, which is why our clients refuse to work with oth­er indus­tri­al paint­ing companies.

Kaloutas Can Meet All Your Indus­tri­al Paint­ing Needs

No mat­ter the scale of your indus­tri­al or com­mer­cial paint­ing project, the Kaloutas team is ready to work for you. We have five loca­tions across the East­ern Seaboard and work with com­pa­nies in New Hamp­shire, Rhode Island, Mass­a­chu­setts, and the greater Boston Area. Let’s work togeth­er! Give us a call at 9785321414 or click here to con­tact our paint­ing con­trac­tors online.

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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