Why to Invest in a Bright Industrial Ceiling? | Kaloutas

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Why Is a Bright Industrial Ceiling an Important, Practical Investment?

Our client in Wake­field, MA, had a very com­mon prob­lem on their hands. Or, more accu­rate­ly, on their ceil­ing deck. Name­ly, the paint over their heads in this indus­tri­al work­space was dirty, dingy, and dark.

It was also a ter­ri­ble banana-yel­low, but that’s not the real focus here.

Our mis­sion was to repaint the ceil­ing deck, eras­ing the yel­low and replac­ing it with a bright, reflec­tive col­or. As you can see in the pho­to above, this not only dras­ti­cal­ly mod­ern­ized the space, but it also offered anoth­er pow­er­ful benefit.

Let’s take a clos­er look.

Choos­ing a Ceil­ing Deck Col­or that Works for Your Envi­ron­ment (not against it)

When your ceil­ing is dark and dirty it can result in a num­ber of prob­lems, from falling debris and prod­uct con­t­a­m­i­na­tion to an unhealthy work envi­ron­ment for your team. If oil or sol­vent residue is coat­ing the struc­ture, you even can face the risk of fires from spon­ta­neous combustion.

It also, how­ev­er, lit­er­al­ly absorbs the light in your work area.

This means that more light­ing (and the sub­se­quent expense) is required to coun­ter­act it, and that the effi­cien­cy that comes with work­ing in a well-lit space is compromised.

A bright, clean ceil­ing, on the oth­er hand, bounces light back down into your facil­i­ty. It cre­ates an effect sim­i­lar to pulling a win­dow shade open in a dark room: sud­den­ly the light that was pre­vi­ous­ly obscured can be put to use.

What Are the Ben­e­fits of a Bright Indus­tri­al Ceiling?

  • Safe­ty — As we men­tioned above, a dark ceil­ing cov­ered in old coat­ings, residue, and dust is a haz­ard-in-wait­ing.
  • Low­ers Ener­gy Costs — Why pay for addi­tion­al light­ing that you shouldn’t nec­es­sar­i­ly need? Push the light back down that your dark ceil­ing is absorbing.
  • Pro­fes­sion­al Appear­ance — Whether you are a prop­er­ty man­ag­er try­ing to attract ten­ants or an oper­a­tions man­ag­er giv­ing a client a tour, a fresh, clean appear­ance is crucial.
  • Air Qual­i­ty — Hot air tends to make issues with fumes/​chemicals worse. If that residue we men­tioned before is sit­ting in your ceil­ing struc­ture being com­pound­ed in the heat, it cre­ates a poten­tial­ly unhealthy, tox­ic environment.

What Prod­ucts Did We Use on This Ceiling?

Let’s get back to focus­ing on this par­tic­u­lar indus­tri­al paint­ing project in Wake­field. To total­ly refresh our client’s ceil­ing, we used the fol­low­ing products:

  • Sher­win-Williams Dry­fall — Easy to con­tain and effi­cient to apply, spray­ing dry­fall paint is the ide­al way to coat a ceil­ing deck. Take a look here to learn more about this prod­uct and method.
  • Sher­win-Williams Pro­mar 200 — This is a qual­i­ty zero-VOC paint, cre­at­ing a beau­ti­ful fin­ish with lit­tle to no odor or fumes.

Can We Help You with Your Indus­tri­al Clean­ing or Paint­ing Project?

If you have any ques­tions at all about our indus­tri­al or com­mer­cial paint­ing ser­vices, please don’t hes­i­tate to con­tact us direct­ly. It would be our plea­sure to talk with you!

And, be sure to ask about how we can meet your indus­tri­al clean­ing needs as well. We would be hap­py to remove those dan­ger­ous lay­ers of dust and residue from your ceilings.

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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