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Commercial Painters Accessing Difficult Areas

One of the biggest challenges facing commercial and industrial painters is accessibility.  But no matter how difficult or tight the access, the commercial painting or industrial painting project needs to get completed.

Most often, when a a typical citizens hears the phrase “difficult access,” they might initially think about heights.  And most of the time, that person could be correct.

Heights are one of the largest challenges painters face.  Are you painting a ceiling with piping, duct work, and conduit in the way?  Or do you need to access the exterior of a building that’s sitting in front power lines?  Do the surface sit above an unstable surface?

These are all considerations that need to be assessed.  It’s easy to think that a ladder can reach anything.  But the ground that the ladder is sitting on needs to offer stability.  And if it doesn’t, then a lift should be considered.

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Commercial Painting Contractors and Ethanol Tanks

Ethanol tanks are common in the gas and fuel industry.  And painting them is a common maintenance procedure.  But commercial painting contractors need to be aware of the fungal growth that’s common with ethanol, and what types of coatings will resist its growth.

Baudoinia compniacensis.  You probably don’t know what this is, nor do you know how to pronounce it.  But this is a black fungal material that likes to grow on ethanol tanks, distilleries, and your uncle’s old whiskey barrel.  But no matter which substrate you’re painting, be sure to have an industrial thermometer handy to get the temperature reading on the surface.

And like most painters, this fungus likes alcohol.  So if there’s a business that has holding tanks for ethanol, you can be sure to expect to see this black fungus in a few short months or a few long years.

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Painting Various Tanks with Commercial Painting Contractors

Commercial painting contractors paint a variety of substrates that are commonplace in commercial and industrial environments.  And one of the most frequent, yet under appreciated items is tanks and silos.  Here’s why it’s so important to maintain the integrity and appearance of a facility’s tank., and just how different each tank can be.

Tanks and silos come in pretty much only 1 shape.  But regardless of that shape, they can hold multiple items, from ethanol to oil, to flour, to water, and a variety of other ingredients and resources used in day to day operations.

And since they serve such a vital component to these day to day operations, it imperative that their integrity be sustained.  And one of the best way to sustain their integrity is by applying a weather tolerant top coat.

And if you’re dealing with a commercial painting contractor, he should be able to suggest the best exterior top coat.  If they are suggesting an alkyd or acryllic, run for the hills.

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4 Different Projects Completed By Commercial Painting Contractors

Commercial painting contractors come across varying projects with varying degrees of difficulty.  Sometimes the prep work involves something as complex as wet blasting.  And other times the prep work could be as simple as hand scraping peeling paint.

And then you have to consider how much containment is involved.  Is there a sensitive product or equipment in the area?  Will paint fumes be a problem?  Does the project need to occur during a plant shut down, or during off hours?  Did you bring your infrared thermometer to test the surface temperature?

And then there are many more questions and considerations that need to be addressed.  But regardless of the situation, the final product needs to look like it was a factory finish.

So here are 4 varying projects, each one offering a unique perspective on where paint and commercial coatings can and should be applicated.

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Painting Bar Joists, I-Beams, Sprinklers, and everything Else in Industrial Ceilings.

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Being a Commercial Painting Contractor has its perks and challenges.  The perks are the satisfaction of knowing that a job is successfully completed.  But that completion isn’t without its headaches, which is where the challenges come to play.

One of the most common substrates to paint in commercial and industrial facilities are the ceilings.  And when a typical human thinks of ceilings, they’re probably thinking of drywall.  Which might require some trisodium phosphate and spackle.  But when you’re a commercial painting contractor, you’re dealing with more than drywall.

Recently, we were tasked with the objective to paint a ceiling and wall.  And although this sounds pretty straight-forward, there’s alot more that meets the eye.  Like what’s the room temperature?  Any of these infrared thermometers will be beneficial in helping you decide which material is right for the job.

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The many worlds of House Paint

PennCoat, Inc. doesn’t paint houses or residential properties.  PennCoat, Inc. provides industrial painting and commercial painting services for plants and facilities.  Regardless of the market’s we’re willing to serve, there is still a large demand for quality house and residential painters.  And even these painters need to have a solid understanding of what paint will work in which environments.

Paint for Interior Painting

There’s a lot more flexibility with interior paints.  Unlike exterior paints that have to fight weather exposure, interior paints are isolated and protected from the outdoor environments.  The safest paints to use indoors are water based paints such as acrylic or latex.  These paints don’t contain any VOC’s (volitile organic compounds), and they are 100% solids, meaning that there are no solvents to evaporate once the paint cures.  Water based paints have good adhesion, and can stick to drywall very well, and is the recommended interior paint for drywall and sheet rock.

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Commercial Painting Contractors In Pennsylvania

When it comes to the appearance of your business, both inside and out, having a professional look is very important. This is especially true for commercial businesses that have customers, employees and executives to consider. The appearance of your commercial business can suggest a lot about your company and how operations are ran. And if you’re searching for commercial painting contractors in Pennsylvania, you want to keep experience in mind.

For nearly 30 years, PennCoat Inc. has been serving the greater Pennsylvania area, providing both commercial painting and industrial painting services. Our main office is located in Landisville, Pennsylvania, allowing us easy access to our service areas that include Maryland, New Jersey and Delaware.

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