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Troubleshooting: What Happens if There is a Problem with Your Paint Job?

 Troubleshooting: What Happens if There is a Problem with Your Paint Job?

A prop­er paint job makes inte­ri­or and exte­ri­or spaces look nicer while also pro­tect­ing them from envi­ron­men­tal harm. That said; noth­ing lasts for­ev­er. Over time, even the best paint appli­ca­tions may fade, chip, or delam­i­nate; espe­cial­ly in high­ly active com­mer­cial and indus­tri­al facil­i­ties. Peel­ing paint is not just a prob­lem in and of itself; it can also lead to fur­ther prob­lems that may dam­age your facil­i­ty. So, if you are encoun­ter­ing prob­lems with your cur­rent paint job, what can you do about it?

What to Do About Prob­lems with Your Paint Job

What are Some Com­mon Prob­lems with Paint?

If you are in charge of an indus­tri­al facil­i­ty, your paint prob­lems might be due to one of sev­er­al fac­tors. Most com­mon­ly, the cul­prits are mois­ture intru­sion, impact, high pH con­tent, and inad­e­quate sur­face prepa­ra­tion. These fac­tors can result in chalky, fad­ing paint; stain­ing; bub­bling under­neath the sur­face; or even mold growth.

Indus­tri­al floor coat­ings pro­tect the top lay­ers from dam­age, but the base lay­er can be exposed to all the mois­ture, tem­per­a­ture fluc­tu­a­tions, and shift­ing of the earth beneath it. Even­tu­al­ly, this vapor trans­mis­sion can lead to some of the unsa­vory out­comes men­tioned above. Vapor trans­mis­sion is reme­di­at­ed through the use of mois­ture mit­i­ga­tion primers, breath­able epoxy or ure­thane cement systems.

Oth­er parts of your facil­i­ty are not off the hook, how­ev­er. Your paint­ed walls, ceil­ings, and equip­ment can all expe­ri­ence prob­lems from an old or improp­er paint job. If your facil­i­ty includes indus­tri­al equip­ment such as tanks, this fail­ing paint can lead to seri­ous safe­ty haz­ards, such as leak­ing chem­i­cals and flu­ids, or cor­ro­sion. For­tu­nate­ly, the pro­fes­sion­al painters at Kaloutas can help restore these fea­tures so they are safe for use and look as good as new.

Solu­tions for Pre­vent­ing Paint Problems

Pre­ven­ta­tive main­te­nance begins with care­ful prepa­ra­tion when apply­ing a new coat­ing to your floors, walls, or equip­ment. First, you must check the sur­faces them­selves for dam­age, always going deep­er than just the top lay­er. This means, for instance, check­ing your floors for dam­age which could require sev­er­al dif­fer­ent types of repairs. Know­ing what lies at the root of the prob­lem will allow you to make nec­es­sary repairs before resinous indus­tri­al sys­tems are applied.

As for the paint­ing process itself, you also have to make sure the coat­ing you choose is right for the sur­face you will be paint­ing. Ask your­self whether you are paint­ing on met­al, con­crete, plas­tic, wood, etc. Dif­fer­ent mate­ri­als will require dif­fer­ent types of paint and dif­fer­ent meth­ods for pro­tect­ing them. Mar­ry­ing the right indus­tri­al paint­ing prod­uct with the prop­er sur­face will cut down on your future paint problems.

Get­ting the Right Help

Your main con­cern is run­ning your busi­ness effi­cient­ly and keep­ing your employ­ees and cus­tomers safe. You can­not be expect­ed to know all of the intri­ca­cies involved in com­mer­cial paint­ing, and how it can go wrong. That is what the pro­fes­sion­als at Kaloutas are here for. Our team can iden­ti­fy key points of con­cern in your facility’s paint and sug­gest sev­er­al ways we can fix the prob­lem. Whether you need a reli­able team for reg­u­lar main­te­nance paint­ing, or a con­trac­tor for all your seri­ous repairs and paint jobs, con­tact us and give us a call at 9785321414.

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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