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 flooring expertise 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.
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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 978−532−1414 to learn more.