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Satellite Dish Refinishing in Needham, MA

Posted on Friday, December 05, 2014

We were on TV!

Well, not quite. But we were on top of satellite dishes used by WCVB - TV 5 in Needham, MA. It had been 12 years since the station’s dishes were last refinished and, thanks to those years of relentless exposure to UV corrosion, the metal was in rough shape.

The fact of the matter is, the elements are constantly working against your paint and coatings. Think of facility maintenance as being like putting sunscreen on at the beach: first, you don’t think you need it. Then, inevitably, the sun creeps higher in the sky and you suddenly wish you had it. Just one layer really doesn’t quite cut it either; a reapplication every few hours is what it takes to make sure your day (and following week!) is pleasant. In the same way, your property's exterior needs to be periodically refreshed to be able to offer optimal protection (and style).

Cleaning and Coating Satellite Dishes - Our Process

The trick with quality exterior coating is to take into consideration every need that your surface has. What is its function, and will the product you choose inhibit or promote its ability to do its job?

In this case, we needed a coating that was durable, wouldn't hinder reception, and offered acceptable reflective properties at the same time. Here are the steps we followed:

  • Cleaned the old, corroded coatings off the dishes
  • We applied Sherwin Williams Pro-Industrial High Performance Acrylic Coating System (it’s a mouthful, but it does the trick!)
  • Met all manufacturers’ specifications
  • We worked with their Head of Facilities to strategically base our work schedule around the satellite shutdowns, inclement weather, and the mobilization organization. He and his team were a real asset and pleasure to work with!

Do You Need a Professional Painting Company?

We are so happy to have been able to help the folks at WCVB-TV with their dish maintenance, and to leave their equipment sound and protected. How can we help you by meeting your industrial or commercial painting and coating needs? Take a look at our services and contact us at Kaloutas today!

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.

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