Repurposing an Industrial Space in Norwood, MA | Kaloutas

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Repurposing an Industrial Space in Norwood, MA, with Professional Painting and Flooring Expertise

Our goal through­out this project was to uti­lize our indus­tri­al paint­ing and pro­fes­sion­al floor­ing exper­tise in Nor­wood, Ma, to help cre­ate a fresh start for an exist­ing space.

Orig­i­nal­ly a large dis­count store, our client asked us to help them con­vert and restore this mas­sive prop­er­ty into what will be used as a self-stor­age facil­i­ty. Not only were many of the exist­ing sur­faces tired (to put it mild­ly), but you could also see the ghosts of own­er­ship past in tena­cious floor paint that clung to some sections.

While we did pro­vide exten­sive paint­ing ser­vices as part of this prop­er­ty trans­for­ma­tion, let’s take a look at the floor­ing-relat­ed aspect of our work first.

Grind­ing and Seal­ing Con­crete Floors

Just like your home’s sur­faces need to be cleaned and scraped before paint­ing, your indus­tri­al floor­ing needs to be thor­ough­ly pre­pared before treat­ment as well, just on a much, much larg­er scale.

In this case we began by grind­ing the con­crete floors along the sec­tions that would lat­er be the aisles between the con­tain­er units. Not only did this remove the lin­ger­ing paint, but it also offered a few oth­er key benefits:

  • Thor­ough­ly cleaned the sur­face by grind­ing away old coat­ings and debris
  • Restored a smooth, safe profile
  • Opens the concrete’s pores to make it more recep­tive to the seal­er, allow­ing for a deep­er and longer-last­ing bond

With the sur­face pre­pared, we coat­ed it with Land­mark Seal­er. For more details about exact­ly why seal­ing should be part of your con­crete main­te­nance plan, be sure to click over to this arti­cle.

A Clos­er Look at Indus­tri­al Painting

As promised, here’s a break­down of the sur­faces we paint­ed and the prod­ucts we chose. When­ev­er pos­si­ble we also includ­ed links to prod­uct descrip­tions, just in case you’d like to learn more about them.

  • Exposed Ceil­ings and Duct­work On the Main Lev­el — Sher­win-Williams’ Water­borne Dry Fall
  • Low­er Lev­el Ceil­ing and Duct­work — SW Alkyd Dry Fall (because of the cor­ro­sion that was bleed­ing through the orig­i­nal coat­ings, this product’s rust-resis­tant nature was ideal)
  • Dry­wall Ceil­ings and Walls — Sher­win-Williams’ Pro­mar 200 Zero-VOC (low-odor and excel­lent adhesion)
  • Con­crete Block Walls — Pro­mar 200 Zero-VOC in semi-gloss
  • Hol­low Met­al Doors, Door Frames, Columns, and Rail­ings — Pro Indus­tri­al Acrylic 
  • Exte­ri­or Con­crete Foun­da­tion — Lox­on XP Water­proof­ing Mason­ry Coating

Spe­cial Con­tain­ment Procedures

Here at Kaloutas, we are well-versed in strate­gies and work prac­tices that allow us to work right along­side oth­er trades. We don’t dom­i­nate a job site; instead, we con­sid­er our ser­vices to be a piece of your prop­er­ty improve­ment pic­ture and do all we can to be mind­ful of those around us.

In this case, we uti­lized tem­po­rary plas­tic bar­ri­ers to total­ly con­tain our work as we cleaned and paint­ed the walls and ceil­ings. This kept the oth­er trades hap­py and splatter-free.

Can We Answer Your Indus­tri­al Paint­ing and Floor­ing Questions?

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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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